Nancy Hoeke, head coach of the Lady Bulldogs’ volleyball team, closed out Milbank’s 2021 season by presenting end-of-the-season awards.
Rachel Schulte earned the Most Valuable Player Award. She was the team’s kill leader at 267, block leader at 38, and made the second highest number of digs at 289. She also attained a high serving percentage of 90 percent with 167-185.
Averie Engebretson, a captain, received a Hardest Worker Award and was recognized for her high serving percentage. She went 292-326 for 90 percent and also recorded 41 aces — the second highest number amongst her teammates.
Emily Wollschlager received the Best Attitude Award and a Hardest Worker Award. She was also recognized for scoring 199 digs.
Hallie Schulte was honored for scoring the team-high number of digs at 500 and for reaching the milestone of over 1000 career digs. Hallie was also a captain and achieved a high serving percentage of 284-317 for 90 percent.
Casside Seezs and Skyler Skoog tied for the highest serving percentage — both at 94 percent. Casside went 302-321 and Skyler 226-240. Skyler also compiled the highest number of kills for the team at 178.
Addisyn Krause was named the team’s Assist Leader with 429. She was also the Ace Leader with 49 and had the third-highest number of digs at 278. She ended up just under the highest serving percentage at 93 percent by knocking down 361-390.
Riley Overby earned the Most Improved Award. Camryn Wiese received the Positive and Supportive Teammate Award. Claire Snaza recorded 19 blocks to claim the second-highest total on the team. Tatum Berry, also a captain this year, won the award for the Most Inspirational Player.
Abby Pillatzki and Isabella Anderson each earned the Maroon and Gold Award. Abby for the JV team and Isabella for the C team. To win the award, a player must consistently be the hardest worker in practice and allow her work ethic and positive attitude shine through. She rarely, if ever, ever misses practice and works to reach her potential at every practice.
Camryn Wiese and Ella Sandvig each earned the Bulldog Award. Camryn for the JV team and Ella for the C team. To win the award, a player must demonstrate a love for the game of volleyball and for her teammates. She exemplifies what Bulldog Volleyball stands for by demonstrating high character on and off the court and respect for her teammates, coaches, parents, and officials.
Earning Major M awards:
Tatum Berry, senior; Averie Engebretson, Hallie Schulte, Rylie Overby, Jenna Dexter, Camryn Wiese, Casside Seezs, Emily Wollschlager, juniors; Rachel Schulte, Skyler Skoog, sophomores; Addisyn Krause, Claire Snaza, freshmen.
Earning Minor M awards:
Laney Forrette, junior; Namarah DeMarrias, Kaitlyn Huber, Abby Pillatzki,
Shaylee Schuchard, Hailey Zinter, sophomores; Isabella Anderson, Shelbi
Pollock, Josie Riveland, Ella Sandvig, Rylynn Schmit, Rylee Scoular, Siera
Wenzl, freshmen; Cailey Sime and Sophia Whitlow managers