Heinz named to AA all-state team for Tigers


HURON — Senior Hamtyn Heinz closed out her high school volleyball career for Huron by being named to the Class AA all-state second team, which was selected by the South Dakota High School Volleyball Coaches Association and announced Monday.

Heinz, who was the setter for the Tigers, amassed 2,092 assists during her volleyball career. She also had 1,143 digs, 284 kills, 156 aces and 102 blocks.

“Hamtyn grew tremendous strides as a leader and grew as an athlete on the court this year,” Huron coach TyAnn Ulmer said. “She was reliable in all areas of the game this year. There is a reason why we got as far as we did during the season,”

“She worked hard every day at practice, kept her teammates and herself accountable,” she said.

Selected to the Class AA first team were sophomore Gabi Zachariasen and junior Maggie Meister of Harrisburg, along with senior Macie Malchow and junior Taryn Kirsch of Sioux Falls Washington; senior Linnea Nesheim of Sioux Falls Lincoln; senior Presly Pastian of Sioux Falls Jefferson; junior Emery Thury of Watertown; and junior Kyra Hermanson of O’Gorman.

Joining Heinz on the second team were senior Cora Hokenstad of Sioux Falls Jefferson; senior Camille McDermott of Yankton; senior Grace Kuch of Aberdeen Central; senior Reese Terwillinger of Pierre; senior Maria Bouman of Spearfish; and eighth-grader Jasalyn Samuels of Harrisburg.
Class AA
First Team
Gabi Zachariasen, Harrisburg, 6-0, so., OH (529 kills, 238 digs)

Macie Malchow, SF Washington, 5-10 sr., S (925 assists, 245 digs, 62 aces)
Linnea Nesheim, SF Lincoln, 5-10, sr. OH (248 kills, 45 aces, 223 digs)
Maggie Meister, Harrisburg, 5-7, jr., L (530 digs, 40 aces)
Presly Pastian, SF Jefferson, 5-6, sr., S (798 assists, 217 digs)
Emery Thury, Watertown, 5-8, jr., OH (375 kills, 53 aces, 303 digs)
Kyra Hermanson, O’Gorman, 5-10, jr., S (614 assists, 119 kills, 189 digs)
Taryn Kirsch, SF Washington, 5-10, jr. L (522 digs, 68 aces, 104 assists)

Second Team
Cora Hokenstad, SF Jefferson, 5-5, sr., DS (420 digs)
Camille McDermott, Yankton, 5-8, sr., S

Grace Kuch, Aberdeen Central, 6-0, sr., OH (206 kills,183 digs)
Reese Terwilliger, Pierre, 5-11, sr., MH
Maria Bouman, Spearfish, 5-11, sr., MH (293 kills, 110 blocks, 124 digs)
Josalyn Samuels, Harrisburg, 6-0, 8th S (1,054 assists, 191 digs)
Hamtyn Heinz, Huron, 5-8, sr., S\