Brandon-Evansville volleyball: Friedrich, Kokett are LEC All-Conference
By: Lowell Anderson, Alexandria Echo Press
Megan Friedrich, a senior outside hitter, and Megan Kokett, a junior libero, were both named to the Little Eight All-Conference volleyball team for Brandon-Evansville.
Kinsley Randt, junior setter; Caroline Jansen, junior outside hitter; and Emma Friedrich, sophomore middle hitter; all received honorable mention after the team finished the season 5-5 in the conference, good for a third place tie with Rothsay and Battle Lake. The Chargers finished the season 9-18-3 overall.
“Megan did a great job for us this year and led the team in kills with 111, was second in digs with 147, second in blocks with 14.5 and passed all six rotations for us,” said head coach Kelly Olson. “She had the ability to dominate at times this year, both defensively and on the net. Megan played very hard for us and it showed. We will miss her.
“Megan Kokett did a great job as libero this year for us,” he added. “She led the team in digs with 191, averaging 5.8 per set, and third in aces served with 17.
“Along with Friedrich, Kokett passed every rotation as well, and never gave up on any ball all year. We lost her with a rib injury for a couple of matches and it showed in how we passed and played defense without her. She was a leader in action for us this year, and we are looking forward to a great senior year.
“Kinsley did a good job for us setting this year,” said her coach. “As the year progressed, she started to run the offense much more efficiently, and it showed in her assists per match.
“Kinsley led us in both assists with 200 and in aces served with 34, and she should have an outstanding senior year.
“Caroline was second in kills for us with 64 and was very active at the net,” said Olson. “She had a lot of growth this year, and with some work in the off-season, Caroline could be a force within the conference next year.
“Emma stepped into the middle this year and, I think, found a home. [She] led us in blocks with 19 and really found her game as the season went on. She was second on the team in aces served with 18 and her ability to seal the block helped our defense know where to be. Emma has two years left and we look forward to her maturation as a player.”