2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Volleyball Team
The team includes three players who received All-Area honors in 2021.
SUPERIOR — Seniors shine on the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Volleyball Team, but there are a few juniors who will carry the torch next season.
Player of the Year Brynn Hessel and teammate Kayla Paulsen of Northwestern High School are joined by Bailey Monson and Kyra Latvala from Solon Springs High School as the elder stateswomen of the group.
The juniors include Carlie Lohman, Mahlea Waters and Savanna Hering, all from Superior High School.
Lohman, Hessel and Latvala are returning members of the Telegram's All-Area Volleyball Team, earning recognition in 2021.
- Led the Tigers in serving percentage at 93.6%, kill percentage with .396, attack percentage with .268, and blocks with 84. Recorded 51 ace serves, a 1.72 serve receive rating, 260 kills and 245 digs.
- First team all-Heart O' North Conference; selected to play in the 2022 Essentia Health High School All Star Girls Volleybal Game.
- Coach Charlie Hessel said Brynn was a consistent force for the Tigers offensively and defensively throughout the season. "When we really needed the point, she would be our go-to player, and she almost always put it away," he said.
- Finished the season with 37 ace serves, 398 set assists, 1,009 set attempts and 119 digs.
- Coach Ciara Simenson said Latvala is a versatile player who has a great attitude and strives to be a leader on the team. "When she puts her mind to something, she will succeed," Simenson said. "She was challenged this year with becoming our setter in a 5-1, and she transitioned well into that position and made things possible for the team."
- Recorded 33 ace serves, 196 kills and 228 digs.
- Monson stepped up when the team needed her most, Simenson said. "Bailey is really good at anticipating what the other team was going to do, which helped us out tremendously in the back row. She found her voice this year and knew how to pick up herself and/or her team when needed," Simenson said.
- Led the Tigers in serve receive rating with 1.87 and kills with 288. Notched 57 ace serves and 275 kills, while recording a 91.6 serve percentage, .313 kill percentage and .161 attack percentage.
- Second team all-Heart O' North Conference.
- "Kayla always seemed to be involved in the play," coach Charlie Hessel said. "She's not tall, but she hits a heavy ball, so she is always an attack threat wherever she is on the floor."
- Led the Spartans in ace serves with 45; recorded 127 kills, 1.4 kills per set, 200 digs, 2.2 digs per set and a 96.4 serve percentage.
- Coach Brenda Pluntz said Hering is a smart player with great court awareness. "Savanna is great at knowing what it takes to get the job done," Pluntz said.
- Finished the season with a 96.7 serve percentage, 41 ace serves, 208 digs, 2.3 digs per set, 401 set assists and 4.5 assists per set.
- Lohman has great court awareness and knew how to keep opposing teams guessing, Pluntz said. "Carlie is a leader on and off the court. She is a great motivator," Pluntz said.
- Tied for most kills on the tam with 146; finished the season with 152 digs. 1.7 digs per set and 1.6 kills per set.
- Waters may be "small in size, but she can block and hit just like tall players," Pluntz said. "She works hard to learn and grow as a player."