WAYNE – With the regular season NSIC volleyball schedule coming to a close this weekend, a senior and redshirt freshman from #22 Wayne State College has been named to the All-Conference Team.
The announcement came in a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota Thursday afternoon.
Wildcat senior right-side hitter Erin Gross (Tekamah-Herman HS) received First Team honors while redshirt freshman middle hitter Jaci Brahmer (Pierce HS) was named to the NSIC Second Team All-Conference.
This marked the second straight season Gross has been an All-Conference selection after receiving Second Team last year. During her senior campaign, Gross leads the Wildcats in kills per set at 3.14 and is averaging 3.21 kills per set in NSIC contests. She has 17 matches with 10 or more kills including 11 against NSIC teams while also ranking second on the team in blocks this season with 82.
Following a redshirt year, Brahmer is averaging 2.49 kills and a team-high 1.06 blocks per set. She is tied for third in the NSIC in blocks per set and leads the Wildcats with a .326 attack percentage.
Other All-Conference Awards went to:
NSIC Player of the Year: junior outside hitter Taylor Reiss from Southwest Minnesota State
NSIC Libero of the Year: senior Tahlyr Banks from Augustana University
NSIC Freshman of the Year: right-side hitter Laura Snyder of Northern State University
NSIC Coach of the year: Brady Starkey (15th season) with Concordia-St. Paul
#22 Wayne State College is 18-10 overall, 11-7 NSIC and will host St. Cloud State on Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m. as #6 Minnesota Duluth will be in town on Saturday, November 11 at 4 p.m.
|NSIC First Team All-Conference|
|7||Tahlyr Banks||AUGIE||L||Sr.||Omaha, Neb.|
|3||Brooklyn Lewis||CSP||RS||Jr.||Kasson, Minn.|
|13||Elizabeth Mohr||CSP||S||Jr.||Eden Prairie, Minn.|
|8||Mariya Sampson||CSP||OH||Sr.||Brooklyn Park, Minn.|
|4||Shelby Seurer||CSP||MB||Sr.||Delano, Minn.|
|9||Sarah Kelly||UMD||RS||Jr.||Chaska, Minn.|
|13||Allison Olley||UMD||MB||Sr.||Racine, Wis.|
|21||Hailey Busch||NSU||OH||Jr.||Kasson, Minn.|
|12||Jenna Rieff||NSU||MB||So.||Chester, S.D.|
|8||Ashley Rozell||NSU||S||So.||Warner, S.D.|
|10||Laura Snyder||NSU||RS||Fr.||Ham Lake, Minn.|
|9||Brooke Borchardt||SMSU||MH||Sr.||Zimmerman, Minn.|
|8||Kaylee Burmeister||SMSU||OH||Jr.||Lakefield, Minn.|
|6||Megan Larson||SMSU||S||Sr.||Minneota, Minn.|
|1||Taylor Riess||SMSU||OH||Jr.||Taunton, Minn.|
|14||Erin Gross||WSC||RS||Sr.||Tekamah, Neb.|
|8||McKenna Larsen||WSU||S||Sr.||Oconto Falls, Wis.|
|12||Danielle Rampart||WSU||OH||Sr.||Trevor, Wis.|
|NSIC Second Team All-Conference|
|3||Courtney Place||AUGIE||OH||Jr.||Okabena, Minn.|
|10||Ashley Wilson||AUGIE||MH||Sr.||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|2||Hope Schiller||CSP||OH||Jr.||Anoka, Minn.|
|20||Lauren Randall||UMary||OH||Sr.||Burnsville, Minn.|
|11||Kassi Green||UMC||OH||Sr.||Anoka, Minn.|
|3||Kate Berg||UMD||OH||Fr.||Medina, Minn.|
|8||Makenzie Morgen||UMD||OH||Jr.||Appleton, Wis.|
|4||Emily Torve||UMD||S||So.||Loretto, Minn.|
|11||Lexi Scott||USF||MB||Jr.||Prinsburg, Minn.|
|8||Makenna Rockeman||USF||OH||Jr.||Broomfield, Colo.|
|11||Sarina Smith||SMSU||MH||Fr.||Andover, Minn.|
|15||Clara Krenz||SCSU||L||So.||North St. Paul, Minn.|
|20||Anna Winter||UIU||OH||So.||Rochester, Minn.|
|7||Jaci Brahmer||WSC||MH||Fr.||Pierce, Neb.|
|5||Maria Wrage||WSU||MB||Jr.||Dysart, Iowa|