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Haack named volleyball MVP

The Alexandria volleyball team named junior setter Amanda Haack the most valuable player after handing out its season-ending awards last week.

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HaackBistodeauHaack led the team in assists and kept defenses guessing by WatkinsDolandistributing the ball all over the court to multiple hitters. She was JohnsonKuennenone of four Alexandria players named All-Central Lakes Conference as Amanda Christianson, Gretchen Watkins and Elizabeth Schultz joined her on that list. Kalley Bistodeau, Wensia Johnson and Emily Kuennen were honorable-mention selections.

Bistodeau was named the offensive player of the year by her teammates, while Watkins took home the defensive player of the year award. Katie Dolan got the Hustle Award. Johnson won the Team Spirit Award and Kuennen earned the Leadership Award and the Coach’s Award.

Statistical leaders went to Schultz after leading the team in kills this fall. Johnson had the highest hitting percentage and Christianson finished with the most digs. She also was named all-state academic for her work in the classroom.

The Cardinals had a breakout season, finishing 20-9 a year after going 14-14. The Cardinals won the CLC title and came up one win shy of a state tournament bid after making the section title match.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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