2022 Kimball Volleyball Awards

Kimball volleyball celebrated their end of the season with an awards banquet on Nov. 20 at the high school. The varsity team finished their season with a 15-11 record and 5-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference (CMC), which tied the Cubs for third place in the conference. 

The Lady Cubs made it to the Section 5AA quarterfinals before being eliminated from the playoff bracket. The team celebrated many accomplishments.

Letter winners included the following: Ellie Becker (So.) Bailey Schwieters, (Jr.) Natalie Loehrer, (Jr.) Abbigale Groover-Nelson, Allie Leither (Jr.) Hallie Arnold (Sr.), Janessa Durham (Sr.), Kristen Hilbert (Sr.), Olivia Mortenson (Sr.) and Lexi Myers (Sr.). Team Manager Angela Witte (Jr.) also lettered.

All-Conference Academic awards for students with a 3.75 GPA or higher went to: Jocelyn Zoller, Ellie Becker, Allie Leither, Kristen Hilbert, Bailey Schwieters and Isabelle Schmitz.

All-Conference First Team award winners were Kristen Hilbert and Olivia Mortenson.

All-Conference Second Team award winners were Hallie Arnold and Allie Leither. 

CMC Athlete of the Week for October 10-14th was middle hitter, Kristen Hilbert.

All-State Academic Award for seniors with a 3.8 GPA or higher went to Kristen Hilbert.

The varsity team earned the All-State Academic Team Gold Award for earning a 3.75 or higher cumulative GPA.

Individual team voted awards went to the following:
Most Improved: Bailey Schwieters
Ms. Hustle: Natalie Loehrer
Team Player Award: Janessa Durham
Co-Most Valuable Players: Kristen Hilbert and Olivia Mortenson

Bailey Schwieters Most Improved Player

Team Player Award: Janessa Durham

Ms. Hustle Award: Natalie Loehrer

Co-MVP Award: Kristen Hilbert and Olivia Mortenson

Olivia Mortenson broke three school records: 
1. Most Assists in a season with 684 assists
2. Highest Assist Average in a match for the season with 8.9 apg
3. Highest Assist Average in a match with 15 against Royalton on 9/25/22

Kristen Hilbert (2020-22) and Lexi Myers (2021-22) both added their names to the list of Top 5 Career Statistical Leaders for kills per game average. Hilbert ranks #4 with 2.07 kpg and Myers ranks #5 with 1.7 kpg. 

Kristen Hilbert also completed her career ranking #5 all-time for Career Solo Blocks with 44.

Olivia Mortenson (2020-22) completed her career ranking #2 all-time with 107 Career Ace Serves. Mortenson also ranks #2 for Career Set Assists with 1098 and #3 all-time for Career Assists Average/Game with 5.84.

"It was a remarkable season in many ways, and these girls have left a positive legacy on Kimball volleyball," stated head coach Tabitha Mortenson.

Varsity Team: Front Row (L-R) Coach Tabitha Mortenson, Olivia Mortenson, Janessa Durham,
Bailey Schwieters, Jocelyn Zoller, Hailey Schneider. Back Row (L-R) Kristen Hilbert,
Hallie Arnold, Lexi Myers, Ellie Becker, Natalie Loehrer, Allie Leither,
Isabelle Schmitz, Samantha Winter.

JV Team (L-R) Coach Emily Greniger, Hailey Schneider, Jocelyn Zoller,
Laney Laudenbach, Allison Waldorf, Isabelle Greenwald and Samantha Winter.

C-Squad Team members (L-R): Coach Megan Taylor, Zoe Stuve, Hope Kuechle,
Mazie Jurek, Kiley Schindele, Adelle Tubridy and Bailey Winter.