Sophomore Dana Misiaszek and senior Taylor Piper of the Mitchell volleyball team were each listed on the all-Eastern South Dakota Conference team.

Misiaszek -- a first-year starter who led the team with 245 kills -- was named first-team all-ESD. Piper was on the honorable mention list.

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"In the last 10 years, I've never had another sophomore have 245 kills in a season," Mitchell coach Deb Thill said. "We knew coming into the season -- and we'd watched her play other sports including club volleyball -- we knew her potential. She's an undersized middle, and that in itself presented a challenge, but she improved and surprised a lot of people in the conference throughout the season."

Misiaszek averaged 2.8 kills per set, and she had a 22 percent kill efficiency and also recorded 52 blocks on the year.

Piper -- a four-year starter and a senior -- wrapped up her Kernel volleyball career this season.

She had 396 digs and 32 aces on the season, while serving 88 percent.

"She's on the floor 90 percent of the time, and not only is she our dig leader but she's our floor leader," Thill said. "She's a very positive person and always is encouraging to other, and that's a big presence in itself."

The Kernels finished 5-17 this season. They lost to Aberdeen in the first round of the district tournament and then lost to Pierre in five sets in the second round.