Members of the Edgemont Lady Moguls volleyball stand together during last week’s awards banquet held in the school gymnasium. (Courtesy photo)
EDGEMONT – The Edgemont Lady Moguls volleyball team earned a 16-13 season record overall and nearly won an opening round playoff game versus Wall as they took the Lady Eagles to five sets but ultimately lost 2-3.
Recently, the team held its end-of-the-year awards banquet where letterwinners and other team awards were announced including a special recognition for senior Peyton Ostenson who was one of only eight players in the state of South Dakota to make the All-American Region 7 Team, which is comprised of the top high school volleyball athletes in North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska.
As part of the team’s statistical recognition, Peyton earned a total of 485 kills this season, which was the most in the state in any class during the regular season. She finished her high school career with a total of 1,320 kills. She also had the team best hitting percentage (.194) and best kills percentage (35.2).
Other statistical honors for Peyton included most service aces (66 / 207 career), best serving percentage (89.6); most receptions (325 / 1,102 career).
Fellow senior Emily Schumacher had the team most assists (293); Hadley Hollenbeck had the most blocks (24) and Tavian Urban had the most digs (78).
Team Awards went to Hadley Hollenbeck (Most Improved), Olivia Ellstrom (Mogul Award) and Peyton Ostenson (MVP), Anna Hansen (JV Most Improved) and Tavian Urban (JV Mogul).
Letterwinners included: Olivia Ellstrom, Hadley Hollenbeck, Katelyn Lauritsen, Sierra Morse, Peyton Ostenson, Raelee Provorse, Morgan Rohde, Emily Schumacher, Tavian Urban, Student Manager: JJ Ostenson
Certificate of Participation: Anna Hansen, Allie Brunson
Captain’s pins: Oliva Ellstrom, Sierra Morse, Peyton Ostenson