Three members of the 2013 Caledonia volleyball squad have earned all-conference honors. Lottie Augedahl and Alexy Bearbower were named to the all-conference squad, and Lauren Rusert earned honorable-mention status for coach Scott Koepke’s team that finished the season 14-18 overall.
Augedahl led Caledonia with 241 kills, 401 digs and 32 aces. “Lottie is a relentless defender who has a hit the floor before the ball hits the floor attitude,” Koepke said.
“Four-hundred digs is a lot of digs for a season! No ball was too fast for Lottie. She also is a very strong passer out of serve receive, which allowed for us to attack a lot of the balls she passed. She competed very hard this year and played some of her best volleyball in our tournaments against very tough competition. We consider her a ball control kid, and she will be missed. I am very proud of her and glad the coaches in the conference recognized her play.”
Bearbower, Koepke said, “Improved so much this year and really turned herself into a great libero. She would get going with her talking and really played some great volleyball. Three-hundred-seventy-four digs is a lot of digs for one season. Like Lottie, she was one of the kids who set up our attack out of serve receive. It was fun to see her out there, and she will be missed. I can still see her dig against Brandi Blattner of Dover-Eyota in the tournament sub-section semi finals. Great stuff! I am very proud of her and glad the coaches in the conference recognized her play.”
Rusert rounds out the Caledonia selections. Koepke said, “Lauren had such an amazing knack for getting up balls that seemed to be going to the floor. As the year went on she became even better at reading the attacker. This allowed her to pick up balls that were very far distances from where she released too. Just amazing! She did a fine job in serve receive. Throughout the year Lauren improved a great deal attacking the ball from the right side. By the end of the year she was hitting the ball very hard and using her shots real well. I am very proud of her and glad the coaches in the conference recognized her.”