Morrison County Record All-Area Volleyball Team

Outside Hitter/Setter

Aimee Pelzer, senior, Upsala

Aimee Pelzer

Pelzer, the Morrison County Record Player of the Year, was an all-around force for the Cardinals this fall, overwhelming opponents’ blockers with the ability to pass with 353 set assists and hit with 378 kills, while stifling opposing attacks with 365 digs.


Middle Hitter

Bridget Bednar, junior, Pierz

Bridget Bednar

Bednar’s strength in the middle guided the Pioneers to an 18-win season, as the junior slammed 275 kills and turned back 93 blocks this fall. She also recorded 194 digs on defense, added 51 service aces and earned All-Central Minnesota Conference distinction.


Middle Hitter

Makenna Peterson, senior, Upsala

Makenna Peterson

Peterson was a go-to hitter down the stretch for the Cardinals, slamming 48 kills in the postseason to help lead Upsala to the sub-section finals. In addition to 224 kills, Peterson bolstered the defense with 193 digs, 25 solo blocks and 136 block assists.


Middle Hitter

Tracy Herzog, senior, Upsala

Tracy Herzog

Herzog was a member of Upsala’s deep contingent of powerful hitters, teaming up with Peterson in the middle to lead the Cardinals to a perfect regular season run through the Prairie Conference. Herzog accumulated 234 kills, 204 digs, 31 solo blocks, 155 block assists and 43 service aces on the year.


Outside Hitter/Defensive specialist

Noelle Kurowski, senior, Little Falls

Noelle Kurowski

Kurowski stabilized the Flyers’ defense this fall with 280 digs, while also stepping into the role of the team’s primary hitter, recording 186 kills. She also used a strong serve to devastating effect, registering 73 service aces.



Haley Olson, sophomore, Royalton

Haley Olson

Olson delivered a standout season in her first year as a starter for the Royals, spearheading Royalton’s offensive attack with 514 set assists, 58 kills, 40 service aces and 14 blocks. She also added 157 digs in earning All-Prairie Conference honors.


Honorable mention

Stephanie Wardarski, junior, Little FallsSierra Virnig, junior, Little FallsKendra Pohlman, sophomore, Little Falls

Anna Welle, senior, Pierz

Tiara Hopkins, junior, Pierz

Jessica Hawks, sophomore, Pierz

Kalee Petron, senior, Royalton

Tiffany Barthel, senior, Swanville

Marissa Evans, senior, Swanville

Danica Cheney, sophomore, Upsala

Haley Huls, senior, Holdingford

Jena Volkers, senior, Holdingford