Silverstreaks honor athletes after 7-2 season

Senior Jacey Larson brings home two team honors, including Best All-Around Player Award.

Osakis senior outside hitter Jacey Larson reaches to make a tip against Minnewaska on Nov. 16, 2020. Larson was named the Silverstreaks' best all-around player this fall after finishing with 57 kills and 108 digs. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Osakis volleyball team honored the athletes responsible for a 7-2 season recently with six different athletes bringing home team awards.

Senior outside hitter Jacey Larson earned a couple of those as the Miss Congeniality Award winner and the Best All-Around Player Award winner.

Larson was a factor up front and in the back row. She finished with 57 kills and 108 digs. Both were second best on the team, while also racking up nine serving aces and five blocks.

Laynee Hartshorn / Offensive MVP


Laynee Hartshorn, a senior middle blocker, was named the team’s offensive MVP. Hartshorn was the team leader in kills with 65 and blocks with 22. She added nine aces and 15 digs.

Senior libero Alli Rach earned the Defensive MVP Award. Rach had a team-best 111 digs, along with 13 assists, eight aces and six kills.

Sophomore outside hitter Madison Lipke was named the most improved player for Osakis. She got her feet wet this fall at the varsity level on her way to five kills, nine blocks and two digs.

Sophomore setter Eva Moore and senior outside hitter Emily Waldorf shared the Silverstreak Award for their roles in helping the team on and off the court. Waldorf had 43 kills and 10 blocks.

The Silverstreaks also recognized a lot of success in the classroom with multiple players earning academic All-Prairie Conference awards. Rach, Waldorf, Lipke and Larson joined junior Alexis Johanson and eighth-graders Greta Faber and Josee Hartshorn in earning that honor.

Josee Hartshorn was the primary setter for the Silverstreaks this year as she led the team with 159 assists. She also added a team-best 14 serving aces to go with 52 digs, five blocks and five kills.


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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