Prep volleyball: Iowa City Liberty’s Cassidy Hartman and Allie Kelly headline The Gazette’s 2022 all-area team.
Scores, rankings, schedules, photos and more Iowa high school volleyball coverage from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Updates on every IGHSAU state tournament match.
Meet the 2022 IGCA all-state volleyball teams. Marion’s Avery Van Hook, Mount Vernon’s Madeleine Miller are the state players of the year in Class 4A and Class 3A, respectively. They are joined on the Elite team by Iowa City Liberty’s Cassidy Hartman and Western Dubuque’s Ella Meyer.
A state-tournament rookie team, seventh-ranked Ankeny Christian pulled off an improbable comeback to capture the Class 1A state volleyball championship in five sets over No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (21-25, 19-25, 28-26, 26-24, 15-10) in Thursday’s finale at Xtream Arena.
Second-ranked Western Christian rallied from fifth-set deficits of 13-9 and 14-11 and knocked off No. 1 Dike-New Hartford in a Class 2A title-match thriller, 25-21, 19-25, 25-21, 13-25, 16-14, at the state volleyball tournament Thursday afternoon at Xtream Arena.
The all-tournament captain, Ava Schubert smacked 17 kills as second-ranked Davenport Assumption captured its first state volleyball championship Thursday afternoon at Xtream Arena. The Knights (33-7) swept No. 4 Sioux Center, 25-23, 25-16, 25-21.