At the Star Tribune photo studio, the All-Metro volleyball team includes (left to right): Taylr McNeil of Eagan, Anna Pioske of Waconia, Lydia Dimke of Blaine, Alyssa Goehner of Lakeville North, Samantha Seliger Swenson of Hopkins, and Sarah Wilhite of Eden Prairie.
Eagan, jr., outside hitter
A physical player with great size and athletic ability. "She is the glue, the coach on the court," Eagan coach Kathy Gillen-Melville said earlier this season. "She does everything well." Hits with power, digs with confidence and is an excellent passer. Originally committed to the Gophers but reopened the recruiting process and recently committed, along with older sister Kellie, to the University of South Carolina.
Waconia, sr., outside hitter
A Wright County Conference coach said Pioske "can do it all: serve, pass, defend and especially hit." Pioske has a 33-inch vertical to go along with solid hitting skills. She established the school record for kills in a season (490) and career (1,312). "A terminator with a natural smile," Waconia coach Jim Lee said. "She has a genuine kindness yet a devastating arm swing."
Blaine, jr., setter
The multifaceted Dimke doubles as a setter and hitter. The 6-2 junior was dominant in both aspects when the Bengals won the Eastview Invitational last month. "Highly skilled in every aspect of the game," Blaine coach Celeste Gorman said. "She's been instrumental to our program's success over the last three years."
Lakeville North, jr.,
Goehner consistently dominates matches from the front and back row. She excels at every part of the game and makes the players around her better. "One of the most dynamic and powerful attackers in the state's history," Lakeville North coach Walt Weaver said. "Also one of the top defensive players in the state."
Hopkins, so., setter
The state's best setter recently committed to Hugh McCutcheon and the Gophers. Seliger Swenson is an outstanding floor general and runs a precision offense. She is an intense competitor and knows how to step up her game against better competition. Seliger Swenson averages more than 13 assists per set and leads the Royals in digs, service aces and serve percentage.
Eden Prairie, sr., outside hitter
Hopkins coach Vicki Seliger Swenson calls Wilhite "the best six-rotation player in the state who does every skill well." She can take over a match with her hitting or passing and as a defender. Wilhite is a force at the net who can be unstoppable at times. Ranked 14th nationally by PrepVolleyball Senior Aces, Wilhite is headed to Wisconsin.
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||10||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Maronde||6|
|Sacramento||36||2nd Qtr 9:44|
|Houston||2||1st Qtr 10:33|
|Milwaukee||8||1st Qtr 9:30|
|Portland||2||1st Qtr 9:28|
|San Antonio||7||1st Qtr 9:27|
|Nashville||3||2nd Prd 11:18|
|New Jersey||1||2nd Prd 13:36|
|NY Rangers||1||2nd Prd 15:16|
|Detroit||1||2nd Prd 13:41|
|Phoenix||1||1st Prd 1:37|
|Dallas||0||1st Prd 16:20|
|Bethune-Cookman||68||2nd Half 0:18|
|Mount St Marys||53||2nd Half 15:54|
|Milwaukee||43||2nd Half 19:27|
|Penn||13||1st Half 12:47|
|Delaware State||8:00 PM|
|Miss Valley St||8:00 PM|
|IUPU-Ft Wayne||8:00 PM|
|North Dakota St|
|TX-San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|Alabama A&M||54||2nd Half 3:25|
|Lipscomb||21||2nd Half 14:24|
|Fla Gulf Coast||66|
|Mercer||38||2nd Half 14:55|
|East Tenn St||40||2nd Half 14:49|
|Kennesaw St||39||2nd Half 12:50|
|Louisiana Tech||44||2nd Half 15:54|
|St Johns||8:00 PM|
|UC Santa Barbara||8:00 PM|
|TX-San Antonio||8:30 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton||10:30 PM|
|Long Beach St|
|San Diego State||10:30 PM|