Bulldogs duo named All-State

Published 7:06 pm Monday, November 21, 2011

Lake Mills seniors Josie Brackey, right, and Morgan Fjelstad were named on Monday to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Volleyball First and Seconds Teams, respectively. -- Andrew Dyrdal

Brackey, Fjelstad led Lake Mills to 90-3 record over 2 seasons

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Two seniors from the Lake Mills volleyball team were named on Monday to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 2A All-State Volleyball team.

Outside hitter Josie Brackey was named to the First Team, and setter Morgan Fjelstad was named to the Second Team. Dike New-Hartford ninth-grader, Briana Weber, was named the Class 2A Player of the Year.

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Brackey and Fjelstad, who were both named All-State First Team last year, helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back state semifinals berths and the program’s ninth consecutive North Iowa Conference title.

Brackey notched 420 kills this season and served at a 95 percent clip with 74 aces. The reigning Tribune Player of the Year also recorded a team-high 254 digs and was named All-NIC First Team. Brackey was also named to the All-State Tournament Team the last two seasons.

Fjelstad earned a consecutive North Iowa Conference Player of the Year honors this season after leading the league with 910 set assists, an average of 8.58 per set. Despite being a setter, Fjelstad also notched 99 kills and led the Bulldogs in kill efficiency at 34.5 percent. Fjelstad was named unanimously three times to the All-NIC First Team and was a member of the All-State Tournament Team last year.

Brackey and Fjelstad helped lead the Lake Mills to a 90-3 record over the past two seasons.