Nevada put six players on the all-Heart of Iowa Conference volleyball teams after winning the conference championship in 2018.
Nevada had two players land on both the first and second teams, as well as a pair of honorable mention selections, after going 6-1 to tie North Polk for the best record in the conference.
Juniors Morgan Tupper and Kacie Rewerts were the two Nevada players to make the all-HOIC first team. They were joined by Gilbert’s Thea Rotto and Haleigh Hadley, Roland-Story’s MaKayla Geise, Madison Geise and Rylie Goeders, North Polk’s Nora Aschoff and South Hamilton’s Lily Skartvedt.
Tupper did a little bit of everything — helping out at setter, the back row and on the right side.
In HOIC matches, Tupper recorded 110 assists, 72 digs and 36 kills, 16 aces and 11 blocks. She averaged 4.58 assists, 3.00 digs, 1.50 kills, .67 aces and .46 blocks per set.
Rewerts was a force at outside hitter.
Rewerts totaled 88 kills, 28 digs and 12 blocks in conference matches. She averaged 3.67 kills, 1.17 digs and .83 blocks per set.
Senior setter Amanda Fortmann and sophomore libero Ellie Gray made the all-HOIC second team from Nevada. The rest of the second team was comprised of Greene County’s Lily Muir, North Polk’s Katie Scott and Hailey Steffen, Roland-Story’s Taryn Johnson and Amy Rathmacher and South Hamilton’s Breanne Diersen, Hailey Cavan and Taylor Volkmann.
Fortmann compiled 111 assists, 42 digs and 19 aces in HOIC matches. She averaged 4.63 assists, 1.75 digs and .79 aces per set.
Gray led Nevada in digs with 82 during conference competition and she also handed out 17 assists and delivered 16 digs. Gray posted per-set averages of 3.42 digs, .71 assists and .67 digs.
Senior outside hitter Kelby Rewerts and junior right-side hitter Hannah Thomsen made all-HOIC honorable mention from Nevada.
Kelby recorded 34 kills and 14 digs against conference foes. She averaged 1.42 kills and .58 digs.
Thomsen delivered 35 kills, eight digs and six blocks. She tallied an average of 1.59 kills, .36 digs and .27 blocks.
All-HOIC volleyball teams
First team: Thea Rotto (So.), Gilbert; Haleigh Hadley (Jr.), Gilbert; Kacie Rewerts (Jr.), Nevada; Morgan Tupper (Jr.), Nevada; Nora Aschoff (Sr.), North Polk, MaKayla Geise (Sr.), Roland-Story; Rylie Goeders (Sr.), Roland-Story; Madison Geise (Fr.), Roland-Story; Lily Skartvedt (Sr.), South Hamilton.
Second team: Lily Muir (So.), Greene County; Amanda Fortmann (Sr.), Nevada; Ellie Gray (So.), Nevada; Katie Scott (Sr.), North Polk; Hailey Steffen (So.), North Polk; Taryn Johnson (Sr.), Roland-Story; Amy Rathmacher (Jr.), Roland-Story; Breanne Diersen (Sr.), South Hamilton; Hailey Cavan (Jr.), South Hamilton; Taylor Volkmann (Sr.), South Hamilton.
Honorable mention: Isabelle Johnson (Jr.), Gilbert; Olivia Whitham (Sr.), Gilbert; Destiny Butters (Sr.), Saydel; Daleaney Shinn (So.), Saydel; Sydney Friest (Sr.), South Hamilton; Leah Jacoby (Sr.), South Hamilton; Hannah Thomsen (So.), Nevada; Kelby Rewerts (Sr.), Nevada; Avery Stock (Sr.), PCM; Shelby Voeller (Jr.), PCM; Whitney Erickson (Sr.), Roland-Story; Juliann Clark (Jr.), Roland-Story; Bella Rademacher (Sr.), North Polk; Liz Turk (Sr.), North Polk; Luisa Slompo (Jr.), Greene County; Aubrey Heupel (Jr.), Greene County.
Final HOIC standings
North Polk 6-1
South Hamilton 4-3
Greene County 2-5