Redhawks’ Kopriva is Iowa Star Elite
North Tama sophomore Katie Kopriva highlighted the area choices for the All-Iowa Star Conference volleyball selections, as she was just one of two players from the South Division to be named to the all-conference elite team.
Kopriva was the major offensive threat for a Redhawks team that made its first trip to state this season. She finished second in the conference in kills with 464, second only to Janesville’s Bree Thompson, and she was one of two unanimous choices to the elite team, along with Janesville’s Kennedy Meister.
Kopriva was also a unanimous selection to the South Division first team, along with teammate Karly Jans, while Takoa Kopriva was the third North Tama girls selected to the first team. This was the second-straight first-team selection for Katie, while Jans and Takoa were both second-team selections last year. Jans was the second-best attacker in the South Division with 325 kills, while Takoa led the entire conference in digs with 480. In fact, Kopriva’s 480 was the sixth-best mark in Class 1A.
Lydia Schafer and Isabel Sierra were both selected to the second team for the Redhawks, Schafer’s second all-conference selection after an honorable mention two years ago, and Carissa Calderwood earned an honorable mention.
North Tama wasn’t the only area team with selections, however, as Meskwaki junior Tori Lasley was also selected to the first team. Lasley led the the Iowa Star in total blocks and blocks per set, and she finished third in 1A as a whole with 102 blocks. This was Lasley’s second-straight all-conference selection, as she was an honorable mention last year.
Delicia Guevara was the only other Warrior to earn a spot, coming in with an honorable mention.
Colo-NESCO had two all-conference honorees, as Chelsea Henze made the second team and Rylie Reischauer was an honorable mention. Henze earned her second all-conference nod of her career after taking an honorable mention in her sophomore season.
GMG also had two selections, with Peyton Gallentine featured on the second team and Eve Gallentine earning an honorable mention.
All-Iowa Star Conference
*Kennedy Meister Sr. Janesville
*Katie Kopriva So. North Tama
Bree Thompson Jr. Janesville
Kennedy Drewis Sr. Tripoli
Alisa Bengen Jr. Janesville
Brianda Bane Sr. Collins-Maxwell
McKayla Boeschen Sr. Dunkerton
*Katie Kopriva So. North Tama
*Karly Jans Jr. North Tama
*Jordynn Wesselink Sr. Baxter
*Brianda Bane Sr. Collins-Maxwell
Takoa Kopriva So. North Tama
Amber Weltha So. Baxter
Tori Lasley Jr. Meskwaki
Lydia Schafer Sr. North Tama
Isabel Sierra So. North Tama
Sailor Hinegardner Sr. Baxter
Katie Camp Sr. Collins-Mawell
Chelsea Henze Sr. Colo-NESCO
Peyton Gallentine Sr. GMG
Mary Schabilion Sr. Baxter
Sydney Schmidt, Jr., Baxter; Kassidy State, Sr., Cal; Gracie Cheville, Jr., Collins-Maxwell; Rylie Reischauer, Sr., Colo-NESCO; Eve Gallentine, Sr., GMG; Carissa Calderwood, Jr., North Tama; Delicia Guevara, Sr., Meskwaki; Katelynn Panning, Sr., Valley Lutheran.