Mitchell's Kaspen Alm picks Midland University for college volleyball

6-foot-4 standout will play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference

Mitchell's Kaspen Alm, center, celebrates a kill during an Oct. 12 high school volleyball match against Sioux Falls Jefferson at the MHS gym. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell High School senior volleyball standout Kaspen Alm will be playing college volleyball at Midland University.

Alm, a 6-foot-4 senior outside hitter, was recognized during a signing ceremony on Friday at MHS.

In 23 matches this season, Alm has 358 kills, including seven matches with 20 or more kills, while hitting .245 for the season. Her rate of 4.6 kills per set ranks in the top-10 among hitters in the state of South Dakota this season. She also has 33 blocks, 68 digs and five aces for the Kernels this season.

Mitchell High School’s Kaspen Alm signs a letter of intent to play college volleyball at Midland University on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Deb Thill)


It was a breakout campaign for Alm, who now has 512 kills and 79 total blocks for her career for Mitchell, which will play in the Class AA SoDak 16 on Nov. 11. Alm also plays for the club program Kairos Elite during the high school offseason.

Midland, which has reached the NAIA national semifinals in two of the last three seasons and played for the 2020-21 NAIA volleyball championship and lost in five sets to Missouri Baptist, is ranked No. 5 in the country with a 23-4 record this season entering the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at
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