By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News
The Iowa Girls? High School Athletic Union released its All-State selections for the 2017 season on Wednesday and two Henry County athletes were named to the teams.
A pair of New London seniors, Breanna Mettler and Carson McSorley, were honored as second-team All-Staters in their final year of high school volleyball.
Mettler was New London?s big hitter once again this year, leading the squad with 370 kills and finishing the year with a .257 kill efficiency. She placed seventh in Class 1A kills. Mettler also had 41 aces this year and finished the year with 19 blocks.
McSorley, the Tiger libero, finished the year with 617 digs, which led Class 1A and was third in all of Iowa after tournament play ended. She was also one of the best servers in the state, finishing with 96 aces, which put her second in all of Iowa.
Only eight players make each All-State team, meaning both Mettler and McSorley were two of the top 16 players in the class this season. The entire Class 1A list can be found below with the players? grade in school listen in parenthesis.
CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE: Bree Thompson (11), Janesville; Emily Box (11), Holy Trinity; Katie Peters (11), Gehlen Catholic; Alisa Bengen (11), Janesville; Kennedy Meister (12), Janesville; Madi Wagaman (12), Springville; Maya Rashid (12), Holy Trinity; Alyssa Jaeger (12), Springville.
CLASS 1A SECOND TEAM ALL-STATE: Kennedy Drewis (12) ,Tripoli; Lily Leikweg (11), Janesville; Carson McSorley (12), New London; Katelyn Langel (12), Gehlen Catholic; Taylor Meyer (11), Harris Lake Park; Katie Kopriva (10), North Tama; McKayla Boeschen (12), Dunkerton; Breanna Mettler (12), New London.
CLASS 1A THIRD TEAM ALL?STATE: Daiton Martin (12), Essex; Hayley Goedken (11), Starmond; Sadie Brobst (11), Tripoli; Caliegh Smith (12), Iowa Valley; Chloe Bunekrs (10), Gehlen Catholic; Alex Knop (10), East Mills; Samantha Johnson (12), Springville; Mikayla Nachazel (12), Springville.
CLASS 1A HONORABLE MENTIONS: Riley Gatton (11), Montezuma; Cherisse Ward (12), Iowa Valley; Rylee Menster (12), Springville; Grace Martin (12), Lamoni; Cheyenne Wright (12), Grand View Christian; Zoe Zemelroth (10), Tripoli; Regan Janssen (11) Starmont; Emma Atwood (12), Central Decatur; Olivia Eckles (12), East Union; Macie Boots (11), HLV Victor; Emilee Danner (11), ArWeVa; Morgan Lynch (12), Newell-Fonda; Calri Teisinger (12), Dunkerton; Grace McGuire (12), Bishop Garrigan.