June 15, 2024

Knights honor players after state volleyball season

The WCA volleyball team pose with their new banners that will hang in the Barrett gym after a section championship and participation in the Class A State Tournament.

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Sam Peterson
Grant County Herald

The West Central Area volleyball team hosted their annual postseason banquet. After the team’s first trip to the state tournament, there were plenty of awards to be handed out.

The team finished the year with three West Central All-Conference players, including: Mya Foslien, Macy Grosz and Madelyn Westrom. Madi Fagre was also named as Honorable Mention. Foslien was also named the MVP of the conference for the second year and was a member of the Class A All-Tournament Team.

They also honored the stat leaders for the season. Grosz, Madelyn Westrom and Foslien both earned two awards. Grosz earned the Setting Superstar award with 1,030 assists and the Steady Server with 97 percent serving percentage. Madelyn Westrom won the Digging Queen award with 642 digs and the Serve Receive-First Pass with Class award. Foslien won the Awesome Attacker award with 526 kills and Block Party with 42 blocks. Jaclynn Nelson was also awarded the Block Party award with 41 blocks. Izzy Puchalski was presented with the Serving Ace award with 41 aces.

There were a number of career milestones passed by Knights this season. Grosz earned her 2,000th assist and 1,000th dig. Foslien earned her 1,000th kill and dig this season and Madelyn Westrom also cracked 1,000 digs. Grosz is now the career leader in assists with 2,687 and the season leader with 1,030, beating her own record from last season. Foslien also broke the school record in career kills with 1,267 and season kills with 526, beating her own record from a season ago. Madelyn Westrom broke the season record with 642 digs and three players broke the career school record in digs with Foslien, Grosz and Madelyn Westrom.

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