Winner’s Brozik lands on Class A all-state first-team

Winner's Jenna Hammerbeck (3) and Ellie Brozik both try to block a kill against Chamberlain during a Southeast South Dakota Conference earlier this season in Platte. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

After helping Winner qualify for its third straight Class A state volleyball tournament, Ellie Brozik has been chosen as a first-team all-state selection. The teams were selected by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association.

Brozik helped the Warriors place seventh at the Class A state volleyball tournament. The 5-foot-8 junior outside hitter recorded 415 kills, 48 aces, 13 solo, 17 block assists and 186 digs. She also surpassed 1,000 career kills earlier this season.

“What makes Ellie an outstanding volleyball player is her passion for the game of volleyball and her work ethic,” Winner coach Jaime Keiser said. “She is a great leader and puts a lot of time in to get better. She is a powerful and consistent hitter that reads the court well and sees the holes. She has meant a lot to our program over the last couple of years. Ellie is a competitor and makes everyone around her better, which makes our program better.”

Rapid City Christian’s Riley Freeland, Madison’s Abby Brooks, Sioux Falls Christian’s Abby Glanzer, Dakota Valley’s Rachel Rosenquist and Sioux Falls Christian’s Kelsi Heard were also first-team selections. Glanzer is a repeat first-team selection, while Brozik was a second-team honoree last season. Brooks, Heard and Freeland were honorable mention selections last season.

Wagner’s Abby Brunsing was a second-team honoree after earning first-team status last season. The 5-foot-10 outside hitter posted 254 kills, 28 aces, 15 solo blocks and 207 digs this season.


Hill City’s Hailey Walthen, Parker’s Brooke Berens, Dakota Valley’s Taylor Wilshire, Hamlin’s Ashtyn Abraham and Aberdeen Roncalli’s Elissa Hammrich were second-team selections.

McCook Central/Montrose’s Riley Morrison and Winner’s Kalla Bertram were honorable mention selections. Morrison, a senior libero, posted 31 aces and 491 digs. Bertram, a senior outside hitter, logged 257 kills, 69 aces and 294 digs.

Madison’s Sophia VandenBosch, Rapid City Christian’s Olivia Kieffer, Redfield’s Addison Rozell, Sioux Falls Christian’s Brooklyn Pater, Baltic’s Elyssa Clark and Hill City’s Dale Schrier rounded out the honorable mention team.


First Team

Riley Freeland, Rapid City Christian, 6-1, sr., S (120 kills, 42 aces, 10 solo and 39 block assists, 173 digs, 689 assists)

Abby Brooks, Madison, 6-2, sr., MH (382 kills, 27 assists, 15 solo and 39 block assists)

Ellie Brozik, Winner, 5-8, jr., OH (415 kills, 48 aces, 13 solo and 17 block assists and 186 digs)


Abby Glanzer, Sioux Falls Christian, 5-9, sr., OH (350 kills, 58 aces, 50 blocks and 254 digs)

Rachel Rosenquist, Dakota Valley, 5-10, sr., OH-MH (216 kills, 15 aces, 11 solo and 26 block assists)

Kelsi Heard, Sioux Falls Christian, 5-10, sr., S (54 kills, 47 aces, 164 digs and 874 assists)

Second Team

Hailey Walthen, Hill City, 5-8, sr., OH (207 kills, 87 aces, seven solo and 13 block assists, 214 digs)

Brooke Berens, Parker, jr., MH (252 kills, 39 aces, 15 solo and 60 block assists, 207 digs)

Abby Brunsing, Wagner, 5-10, sr., OH (254 kills, 28 aces, 15 solo blocks and 207 digs)

Taylor Wilshire, Dakota Valley, 5-5, sr., L-DS (13 aces, 312 digs)


Ashtyn Abraham, Hamlin, 5-10, sr., OH (201 kills, 28 aces, 334 digs)

Elissa Hammrich, Aberdeen Roncalli, 5-10, sr., MB (260 kills, 25 aces, 44 blocks, 378 digs)

Honorable Mention

Riley Morrison, McCook Central-Montrose, 5-7, sr., L (31 aces, 491 digs)

Sophia VandenBosch, Madison, 5-9, sr., OH (217 kills, 33 aces, 274 digs)

Olivia Kieffer, Rapid City Christian, 5-10, so., OH (360 kills, 45 aces, 214 digs)

Addison Rozell, Redfield, 6-2, sr., MH (272 kills, 30 aces, 53 solo and 26 block assists, 255 digs)

Brooklyn Pater, Sioux Falls Christian, 6-1, sr., MH (200 kills, 85 blocks)


Kalla Bertram, Winner, 5-8, sr., OH (257 kills, 69 aces, 294 digs)

Elyssa Clark, Baltic, 5-10, jr., MH (245 kills, 34 aces, 20 solo and 13 block assists, 396 digs)

Dale Schrier, Hill City, 5-10, sr., MH (219 kills, 27 solo and 22 block assists)

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