Greene County volleyball snags trio of all-conference selections

Staff Report

The Greene County volleyball team, fresh off its best conference finish in years, has been rewarded quite nicely for their monumental efforts.

The Rams produced a pair of first team Heart of Iowa Conference selections as well as a single second team honoree after tallying a 5-2 league record, good for a tie for second place in the 2022 final standings.
Katrina Heupel and Bella Schroeder were named to the first team, All-HOIC while Kaylee Stalder snagged a second team distinction.

Greene County was one of the HOIC’s most elite teams all season long, finishing third with 787 total kills and third in total blocks with 123. The Rams’ impressive kill efficiency of 0.257 was the best mark in the league, well ahead of second place Nevada (0.229).

Schroeder’s first team distinction was well earned, as she finished second in the league with 257 blocks while she was third with 50 blocks.
Nevada’s Lily Goos was first in total kills (313) as well as blocks (65). West Marshall’s Avery Evertsen was second with 51 blocks.

Katrina Heupel was fourth in the league with 303 successful serves while her 95 percent serve percentage was third. She also produced 51 assists, in addition to 40 service aces, which were ninth-most in the HOIC. Defensively, Heupel secured 190 digs, which was the 12th-best total in the conference.

Kaylee Stalder was third in the HOIC with 223 total kills while she also recorded 14 blocks.

As a team, the Rams were fourth in the conference with 635 assists and fifth in aces with 150.
Nevada captured the conference championship with a perfect 7-0 record while Roland-Story tied with Greene County for second place. Overall, the Rams produced a 16-11 record.
They were bounced from the opening round of Class 3A regional play by OABCIG, 2-1.

Natalie Huepel and Alexa Peters each secured Heart of Iowa Conference honorable mention.

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