Posted On: 03/12/19 3:03 PM
Photo Cred – Globe Gazette – Mason City, IA
Prep Dig will be taking over the Iowa Regionals this weekend at Drake University with social media coverage over the weekend with pictures, video clips, and updates of all the progress along the way. Follow @PrepDigChris and @PrepDigIA on Twitter as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages. We will continue to post preview content on the Iowa Regionals and will have a full recap of some of the top players and positions, teams who impressed, and a look at the intangibles as well.
Can we call this the unofficial state tournament of Iowa club volleyball. Plenty of top players will be coming to Des Moines, and for some it will be one of their final tournaments as the 18s are just over a month away from completion at the USAV 18s Nationals in Dallas at the end of April. Here are a few of the committed athletes who will be at Iowa Regionals this weekend for the final time:
Rylie Olson – Osage- Six Pack 18-1 – Grand View
Olson was most recently named All Area by the Globe Gazette out of Mason City for basketball, she was averaged nearly a double double this past season in points and rebounds. However, on the volleyball court she is mostly the one getting assists as an All State setter for Osage, leading her team to three state tournaments including two semifinal appearances. She will be taking her volleyball career to Grand View next year.
Sydney Kloubec – Cedar Rapids Jefferson – Adrenaline 18 Adidas – Indian Hills CC
Kloubec was part of the resurgence in the CR Jeff volleyball program that brought them to the state tournament the past couple of years. A pin hitter who finished the high school season with 381 kills has been hitting off of Maddy Baxter, a Drake commit her whole career for high school and club.
Kami Knutsen – Davenport Central – Iowa Rockets 18 R – Winona State
Knutsen will be heading North to the NSIC, one of the top Division 2 conferences in the country to play for Winona State with the likes of Concordia, UM-Duluth, Southwest Minnesota State, Upper Iowa, and Wayne State just to name a few. Knutsen will be playing for Iowa Rockets 18 R who have the likes of other D1 and D2 athletes such as Aubrey Putman of Wilton heading to Western Illinois and Ally Grothusen going to South Dakota.
Kaylissa Arndorfer – Waterloo West – CIA 18 Black – Northern Iowa
Arndorfer was recently featured in a Prep Dig article on her first getting into volleyball and being on the “C” team which then transformer into her being one of the top players in the Cedar Valley, All State, and now heading to school in her backyard at Northern Iowa. An explosive player in the front row, Arndorfer had nearly 400 kills this past high school season and has some other fellow college commits on her team at CIA such as Bree Thompson going to Lipscomb and Morgan Weber to Wichita State.
Taylor Richards – Ankeny – CIS 18M – Central
Richards has been apart of the long standing tradition in Ankeny volleyball. Both Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial have made it a tradition to finish their seasons at the state tournament in Cedar Rapids. Richards had over 200 kills this past fall from the pin and has been a key member of Central Iowa Select. She will be staying close to home heading a bit South to play for Central College.
Madilynn Parson – Camanche – Eastern Iowa Xtreme 18 Teal – Coe College
Parson is one of the best all around athletes in the state of Iowa. This past fall for Camanche she had over 400 kills and a hitting efficiency of .423 led a resurgence in the volleyball program at Camanche. She will be one of the top athletes on the diamond as well this summer and playing both at Coe is quite the pick up for the Kohawks who is consistently an NCAA Tournament Team in softball as well as a strong volleyball program in the American Rivers Conference.
Aubrin Dittmer – Durant – Iowa Select 18 Mizuno – Committed To Kirkwood
At 6’0 tall and touching nearly ten feet on her approach, Dittmer is quite the point scorer for Select 18 Mizuno. Out of Durant High School, a half hour West of Davenport, Dittmer has plans to play volleyball at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. After an impressive weekend at Presidents Day in Omaha, she will be looking to make an impact this weekend with their eyes on the prize of picking up a bid.