Five players earned RPAC Volleyball recognition for their efforts during the 2017 season. Halle Dahlgren, a senior outside hitter, Kaitlyn Ryan, a senior setter, and sophomore Jada High, a libero, earned first team honors. Cassidy Ryan, a senior outside hitter, earned second team honors, and Lindsay Schutz a junior middle hitter was honorable mention.
Other members contributing to the success of this year’s team included seniors Aubree Ackerman and Kaylee Andersen, junior Grace Schwarz, sophomore Jennica Dannehl, and freshmen Erin Boggs, Anna Pelton, Karley Patterson, Aleya Hueftle, and Macie Steinbrink.
The Viking Volleyball team finished the season with a 20-9 record, a fourth place finish in the RPAC Tournament, and a D-1 6 district championship.
Viking Nation was out it full force in Ogallala last night where the Lady Vikings took on Crawford in the D-6 District Final game.The Vikings won the match in three straight sets 25-6, 25-7, 25-5, qualifying them for the state tournament to be held next Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 9-11).
The team tallied 30 ace serves in the game, shattering the old team record of 23. Cassidy Ryan and Jada High combined for 22 of those aces. Halle Dahlgren tallied 11 kills and Lindsay Schutz contributed 6.
Official brackets will come out later today. First round games will be played at Lincoln East High School on Thursday.
State shirts are on sale. Orders are due by 8:30 Monday morning.