Five net SCC volleyball honors
The South Central Conference champion Blue Earth Area Buccaneer volleyball team topped the recently released all-con- ference player list.
The Bucs have four players named all-conference with another player on the honorable mention list.
Krista Hassing, Janessa Jahnke, Annemarie Hoyt and Macy Henningsen were named to the SCC All-Conference team, with Sara Warmka honorable mention.
Hassing, a 5-foot-11 junior outside hitter, put up some big numbers this year and entered several BEA Top Ten lists.
She is now at No. 3 for season blocks, tallying 88 this year. When added to her last season numbers, she is now No. 5 all-time with 167 blocks.
Hassing also reached No. 6 for kills in one season with 275. This season she also had 187 digs and ended with an 88 percent serving record with 30 aces.
“Krista continues to see the court better every time she goes out there,” says Bucs head coach Donna Nawrocki. “She gets stronger and smarter in volleyball every year.”
Jahnke, a 5-foot-10 middle hitter, was a newcomer to the Buccaneer varsity.
“Other teams were wondering where this dominant player came from,” Coach Nawrocki says. “She is a great all around player and her stats prove it.”
Jahnke finished her first season with making it onto the Top Ten list for most ace serves in a season. Her 48 aces put her 10th on the list.
She also had 201 kills, 39 total blocks and 196 digs.
Hoyt was one of the team captains this year.
The senior 5-foot-10 outside hitter finished her final season with a 90.1 serving percentage with 37 aces – pushing her career total to 74.
Hoyt also had 163 kills this season and 299 for her career. She adds 24 career blocks (17 this season) and 477 career digs (273 this season).
“Annemarie was a player her team could count on to finish a point, dig or block a ball during a service run,” Coach Nawrocki says.
Henningsen was the setter for the Bucs this year and joined the Top Ten list in set assists for a season with 647 – good for No. 3. She is also at No. 9 on the list for career set assists.
“Macy had a number of hitters to go to this season and she did a great job of mixing up the offense,” Nawrocki says. “Her numbers were not too shabby for one season’s totals. Macy could also put together some good service runs.”
The 5-foot-7 senior also finished her career with 45 ace serves and 196 digs.
“Sara did an excellent job of picking apart the opponents court by placing a number of cut shots around the block,” the Buc mentor says. “She had a quick first step that helped her get to a lot of balls defensively, too.”
The 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter finished the season with a 96.4 serving percentage from 301 service attempts.
Warmka also had 25 ace serves, 172 kills, eight blocks and 250 digs.
Other team honors
The Buccaneer volleyball team also was awarded a Team Gold Academic Award.
The Bucs team had an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.91.
In addition, seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher through their junior year receive an Academic All-State Award.
BEA volleyball seniors earning this award were Nicole Carr, Macy Henningsen, Cassie Rauenhorst and Jenny Smith.