Seven Roland-Story volleyball players named all-HOIC: Three Norse make the first team

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Ally Ringsby was one of three Roland-Story volleyball players named to the all-HOIC first team in 2021.

Three members of the Roland-Story volleyball team were given first-team all-Heart of Iowa Conference honors by the conference coaches in 2021.

Senior setter Madison Geise, senior middle blocker Reagan Barkema and senior libero Ally Ringsby were the three Norse named to the first team. Roland-Story also had two players chosen to the second team and two more make honorable mention after repeating as conference champions with a perfect 7-0 record.

Madison Geise

Geise was one of the best all-around players in the state. She dished out 179 assists and tallied 75 digs, 66 kills, 18 aces and nine blocks in 24 sets during conference play.

Barkema was a dominant force in the middle. She recorded 85 kills, 54 digs, 18 blocks and eight aces.

Reagan Barkema

Ringsby took over the libero spot this season and came up with 109 digs against HOIC foes. She also handed out 35 assists and had a 97 % success rate serving the ball.

The rest of the all-HOIC first team was made up of Nevada's Mady Gibson, Shelbi Hazlitt and Dakota Hendricks, West Marshall's Halie Hohnstein and Katy Reyerson, Greene County's Isabelle Schroeder and Prairie City-Monroe's Chelsea Bird.

Sophomore defensive specialist Ali Charlson and junior right-side hitter Reagan Faber were the Norse players named to the all-HOIC second team. 

Charlson delivered 53 digs, nine assists and six aces against HOIC competition. Faber had 45 digs and 40 kills.

The other second team selections were Nevada's Lily Goos and Mayzi Weig, West Marshall's Reilly Jensen, Greene County's Katrina Heupel, South Hamilton's Kaleigh Hewitt, Saydel's Caydence Sharp and Perry's Taylor Atwell.

Sophomore Grace Dowling and freshman Kamryn Lande were the two Roland-Story players named honorable mention. Dowling had 34 kills and 11 digs and Lande 22 digs, 16 kills and 10 aces during conference matches.