SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rosters have been announced for the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Match on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Sanford Pentagon.
The match features 24 seniors from across the state in all classes, including Phekran Kong who recently committed to Louisville, and three members of the 2019 AA state champion team from Watertown.
The match begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. The event will also stream live on Midco Sports Network.
Head Coach: Rosemary Bellum - Watertown
Asst. Coach: Nora Graft - Northwestern
|3||Vonna Gail Schlechter||Miller|
|9||Ciara Benson||St. Thomas More|
Head Coach: Tami Bies - McCook Central/Montrose
Asst. Coach: Rachel Stokes - Menno
|1||Emily Bies||McCook Central/Montrose|
|2||Jamaica Calkhoven||Sioux Falls Christian|
|8||Allie Beresford||Dakota Valley|
|9||Abigail Van Ruler||McCook Central/Montrose|
|10||Caitlyn Pruis||Sioux Falls Christian|
|14||Phekran Kong||Sioux Falls Washington|
The all-star match is one of two volleyball events coming to the Sanford Pentagon. The South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association Clinic will be March 27-28, 2020. The coaches clinic will feature speakers and break-out sessions. Further details about this event will be released later.
The SDVBCA consists of 182 members from 111 schools, and those numbers continue to grow. Volleyball is the second-most popular sport in the nation for high school girls, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, with 452,808 participants in 2018-2019.
The Sanford Pentagon is involved with volleyball in many ways. It is home to the Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy and the Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Club. The Pentagon can accommodate as many as 11 volleyball courts at a time, and hosts high schools camp and tournaments, club tournaments and college matches, including the NCAA Division II national championships in 2016 and 2020.