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Brandon-Evansville's Sydney Schaefer, Kylee Dingwall part of first-team, All-LEC members

Brandon-Evansville and Parkers Prairie were both well represented on the All-Little Eight Conference volleyball teams that were announced recently.

The Little Eight Conference announced its All-LEC volleyball team members recently, and Brandon-Evansville had two representatives on the league’s first team.

Junior setter Sydney Schaefer and sophomore outside hitter Kylee Dingwall both earned that honor.

Dingwall had the second most kills in LEC matches of anyone in the league with 112 as the Chargers finished in second place in the conference with a 9-1 record. Schaefer also had the second most assists with 284.

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Ashley Olson, a junior libero from Parkers Prairie, was also named to the first team as she led the league in digs with 208, good for an average of 5.76 digs per set. Underwood, the conference champion with a 10-0 record, had three members named to the LEC first team in freshman setter Kallyn Grove, and sophomore outside hitters Ezrah Baker and Elizabeth Lukken.

Senior Grace VanErp (M/S) of Battle Lake earned the league MVP Award. VanErp showed up all over the LEC leaderboard where she led the league in kills (164) and blocks (24) and was fourth in the league in serving aces (19).

Breck Grove of Underwood was also named the league’s Coach of the Year.

Players named to the LEC second team are: Hope Adams (junior, MH) and Madi Foss (junior, S/H) of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Jada Lego (junior, OH) and Cora Johnson (junior, OH) of Parkers Prairie, Ady Tysdal (senior, OH) of Battle Lake and Underwood’s Amber Frigaard (senior, DS) and Brianna Evavold (senior, libero). Johnson led the LEC in serving aces with 30 for the Panthers as she helped Parkers Prairie to a third-place finish in the league at 7-3.

Ryleigh Brendmoen (junior, OH) of Ashby, Gretchen Bredberg (junior, MB) of Brandon-Evansville, Madison Ballweg (junior, L) of Hillcrest Lutheran, Grace Shroeder (senior, RS) of Parkers Prairie and Kenadi Carlsrud (junior, OH/MH) of Rothsay were honorable-mention selections.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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