Lynx hitters Dawson, Nerland earn honors

Both front-row players named to the all-NCC third team

WCHS senior Cassidy Nerland celebrates during the Lynx match against Iowa Falls-Alden this season. Nerland was recently named to the all-NCC third team as a hitter. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — The two front row leaders for the Webster City volleyball team recently hauled in all-conference honors from the coaches in the North Central Conference.

Junior Kamry Dawson and senior Cassidy Nerland were both named to the all-NCC third team after they led the Lynx to nine victories and a tie for fifth-place in the league.

Conference champion and Class 3A state qualifier Iowa Falls-Alden led the first team with three honors. Junior middle hitter Grace Renaud was a unanimous pick, while senior middle hitter Jackie Timm and junior libero Grace Juhl joined her.

Hannah Huss, a senior outside hitter for St. Edmond, was the only other unanimous first-team selection. The remainder of the top squad included Humboldt’s Ashlyn Clark and Jori Hajek, Algona’s Abbey Holmes and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows’ Haley Nerem.

Dawson, a first-year starter, led WCHS in kills with 181 and concluded the season with a .125 kill efficiency. She was the only Lynx player to average better than two kills per set and she was also third in blocks with 33.

Webster City junior Kamry Dawson (facing) goes on the attack against Iowa Falls-Alden this season. Dawson was recently named to the all-North Central Conference third team as a hitter. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Nerland finished at the top of the WCHS leaderboard in blocks with 46. She ranked third on the team in kills with 119, second in service aces with 19 and third in digs with 178.

All-Conference Teams

North Central Conference

*Unanimous Selection

First Team

Outside hitter — *Hannah Huss, sr, St. Edmond; Ashlyn Clark, jr, Humboldt; Haley Nerem, jr, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows; Abbey Holmes, soph, Algona; Jori Hajek, fr, Humboldt.

Middle hitter — *Grace Renaud, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden; Jackie Timm, sr, Iowa Falls-Alden.

Libero — Grace Juhl, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden.

Second Team

Outside hitter — Gabi Damiano, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden; Morgan Middleton, fr, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows; Jenny Wibholm, fr, Iowa Falls-Alden.

Middle hitter — Sydney Lane, sr, Humboldt; Molly McCauley, soph, Algona.

Libero — Dakota Sliter, sr, Hampton-Dumont.

Setter — Rachel Darling, sr, Humboldt; McKenna Kruger, sr, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.

Third Team

Outside hitter — Kamry Dawson, jr, Webster City; Aliyah Buscher, soph, Algona.

Middle hitter — Cassidy Nerland, sr, Webster City; Makayla Severs, sr, Hampton-Dumont.

Libero — Chloe Mueller, sr, Clear Lake; Megan Askelsen, jr, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows; Macey Mason, jr, St. Edmond.

Setter — Livi Huss, sr, St. Edmond; Lauren Juhl, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden.