Area Athletes Named to GI Independent’s Volleyball All-Heartland Teams

The Grand Island Independent released its selections this week for their All-Heartland Volleyball squads for the 2021 season.  The publication honors outstanding volleyball players within their coverage area.  Broken Bow’s Kya Scott was selected to the All-Heartland “Super Squad”.  Scott, a four year starter, finished an amazing career with 964 total kills, over 1,000 career receptions, over 1,400 digs, and 118 ace serves.  She led Broken Bow in kills this past season with 361.  Scott has announced that she will play volleyball collegiately for Concordia University in Seward, NE.  Joining Scott on the All Heartland Super Squad were Chloe Cloud of GICC, Addie Kirkegaard of Hastnings St. Cecilia Jenna Jakubowski of St. Paul, Carolyn Maser of GICC, Sophia McKinney of Northwest, and Olivia Poppert (captain) of St. Paul.

Kailyn Scott of Broken Bow was selected to the All-Heartland third team.  Scott finished the season with 744 set assists for the Lady Indians this year.  Kaitlyn Hughes of Burwell was selected to the All-Heartland fourth team.  The sophomore led the team in digs this season with 586.

Those who received honorable mention from the publication included: Ellie Oxford, Halie Kaslon, Tatum Kapustka, and Landri Loos (Arcadia/Loup City) ; Halle McCaslin and Callie White (Broken Bow) ; Cora Gideon, Kierra Ostrom, and Nikia Williams (Burwell).