ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State senior Mackenzie Angner and freshman outside hitter Ellyce Youngren both earned all-Summit League honors as announced by the league on Thursday night.
An outside hitter from Cincinnati, Ohio, Angner earned first-team honors, while Youngren, and outside hitter from Brookings, earned a spot and the second and all-freshman teams.
Anger led the Jacks, and The Summit League, with 504 kills during her senior season, and still ranks second nationally with 5.09 kills per set. She also became the 13th member of the SDSU 1,000-Kills Club in the Jacks dramatic 3-2 win over Drake (Iowa) on Oct. 20. Anger finished her Jackrabbit career with 1,171 kills, good for 12th all-time at SDSU.
The only Jackrabbit to play in all 100 sets of the season, Youngren finished her freshman campaign with a team-high 16 block assists and a team-high 79 total blocks. She also finished second on the team with 256 kills with a team-best .228 hitting percentage.
North Dakota State freshman Chrissy Knuth earned The Summit League’s player of the Year and Freshman of the Year as selected by the league’s coaches. Overall, the Bison collected four of five major postseason honors. NDSU’s Kelly Lopez took home Defensive Player of the Year and Bison head coach Erich Hinterstocker won Coach of the Year after leading the Bison to a perfect 16-0 league record.
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