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Abigail McGlynn goes down the line with this kill against Mayer Lutheran in the opener of the 2017 Class A State Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. McGlynn led the Storm with a game high 12 kills in the match. (Brooke Kern / Forum News Service)

Section 8AA

*—all-conference in 2017

Bagley

2017 record: 5-19, eliminated in first round of Section 8AA playoffs. Top returners (statistics unavailable): Sr. Bayli Dukek, sr. McKinzie Halverson, jr. Kylli Anderson, jr. Aleah Nelson, jr. Cori Bonik, soph. Tessa Tramm.

Crookston

2017 record: 6-16-1, eliminated in first round of Section 8AA playoffs. Top returners (kills-blocks-service aces-digs): Sr. Rachel Hefta (198-42-17-x)*, sr. Kylie Solheim (x-24-x-95, 339 assists), sr. Hailey Seaver (68-27-x-x), sr. Katelynn Genereux (52 assists).

Roseau

2017 record: 25-11, Section 8AA champion, beating Park Rapids 3-1 in section title match, and finishing sixth at AA state tournament. Top returners: Sr. Kacie Borowicz (287-32-70-426)*, jr. Rylie Bjerklie (136-51-0-23), sr. Ella Helgeson (62-21-2-52), soph. Katie Borowicz (34-7-28-270).

Thief River Falls

2017 record: 11-17, eliminated in quarterfinals of Section 8AA playoffs. Top returners: Sr. Hailey Rosendahl (27-7-24-119, 433 assists), sr. Rebecca Leier (92-42-2-25), jr. Kylee Hoffard (89-2-0-79), jr. Madison Kisch (78-32-1-31), sr. Marryn Dalager (0-0-3-61).

Warroad

2017 record: 8-19, eliminated in first round of Section 8AA playoffs. Top returners: Sr. Kaitlyn Kotlowski (278-51-54-x)*, sr. Maddi Fish (201-39-x-43)*, sr. Tiffani Foster (156-42-45-77), sr. Sky Boucha (93-x-x-22), jr. Marlie Johnston (x-x-46-75, 290 assists).

West Subsection 8A

*—all-conference in 2017

Ada-Borup/NCW

2017 record: 21-12, Section 8A champion, beating Lake of the Woods 3-0 in title match, and went 0-2 at state tournament. Top returners: Jr. Kora Kritzberger (420-116-32-324)*, sr. Mariah McKeever (238-31-33-321)*, jr. Bailee Brommenschenkel (185-46-0-52), jr. Elle Scherfenberg (50-52-0-18), sr. Ivy Johnson (63-35-15-213, 845 assists)*, sr. Breanna Qualley (1-0-18-212).

Badger-G-MR

2017 record: 23-7, eliminated in semifinals of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Emmie Jacobson (192-14-0-23), sr. Kjerstie Lieberg (164-2-25-88, 508 assists)*, sr. Alyssa Kilen (55-6-32-138, 526 assists)*, sr. MaKenna Burslie (2-0-31-317), soph. Alyssa Rinde (36-1-6-62).

Climax-Fisher

2017 record: 4-19, eliminated in play-in round of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. DeLainey Fogarty (173-16-21-187), sr. Rylie Magsam (79-9-17-72, 213 assists).

Fertile-Beltrami

2017 record: 20-5-1, eliminated in first round of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Shelby Dunbar (227-57-38-187)*, sr. Bailey Mulcahy (203-0-26-225, 213 assists)*, jr. Alexa Swenby (83-13-18-246), jr. Alissa Lundeen (53-14-1-32).

Goodridge-Grygla

2017 record: 13-16, eliminated in first round of section tournament. Top returners: Jr. Maci Bakken (160-50-36-31), sr. Libby Johnson (101-52-0-3), sr. Madi Race (97-2-12-46), sr. Mercedes Coan (46-3-25-74, 206 assists), sr. Nichole Arveson (9-0-13-235), sr. Chloe Kuznia (11-0-18-25, 77 assists), jr. Amy Wiskow (2-0-0-87).

Kittson Co. Central

2017 record: 17-13, eliminated in first round of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Peyton Klein (8-0-22-100, 426 assists), sr. Cora Kujava (144-8-45-170, 168 assists)*, jr. Marlee Turn (416-55-47-146)*, jr. Morgan Olson (160-19-43-59), sr. Addison Olson (0-0-6-176).

Northern Freeze

2017 record: 2-25, eliminated in play-in round of section tournament. Top returners: Jr. Keylee Dahl (127-56-11-92), sr. Lexi Halvorson (52-2-2-65), sr. Grace Sorenson (45-19-0-17), sr. Jade Spilde (3-0-1-183), sr. Alyssa Audette (11-0-14-82, 169 assists).

Red Lake Falls

2017 record: 9-18-1, eliminated in first round of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. MaKenzie Williams (86-1.5-17-242), soph. Sienna Olson (79-12-0-17), soph. Clara Girdler (30-4-24-248), sr. Brooke Knott (26-8.5-0-54), jr. Kia McGlynn (47-4-1-13).

Stephen-Argyle

2017 record: 22-7, eliminated in quarterfinals of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Abi McGlynn (all-state, 454-69-29-141)*, sr. Abbey Johnson (102-40-1-3), sr. Kristina Swendseid (80-16-8-28), sr. Savannah Riopelle (58-20-25-65, 653 assists)*, sr. Lexus Efta (0-0-14-71, 116 assists).

Warren-A-O

2017 record: 8-17, eliminated in play-in round of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Faith Porter (91-16-51-39), jr. Shelby Durand (74-13-17-56, 100 assists), jr. Rylie Mortimer (63-6-19-67).

East Subsection 8A

*—all-conference in 2017

Clearbrook-Gonvick

2017 record: 3-17, eliminated in play-in round of section tournament. Top returners (statistics unavailable): Sr. Danae Stenzel, sr. Jackie Lynn Taflin, jr. Laura Melby.

Fosston

2017 record: 23-9, eliminated in semifinals of section tournament. Top returners: Soph. Taylor Kroening (209-37-29-100), soph. Jaime Carlin (130-58-0-10), sr. Kelsey Carlin (45-16-1-38, 39 assists), jr. Naomi Swanson (1-0-26-112).

Lake of the Woods

2017 record: 16-12, runner-up in Section 8A, losing 3-0 to Ada-Borup/NCW in championship. Top returners: Soph. Greta Moeller (187-7-34-144, 345 assists)*, sr. Alcia Draper (20-0-35-484)*, jr. Aspen Thompson (72-18-0-14), soph. Payton Marken (75-10-70-36), soph. Ashton Aery (3-1-1-115).

Red Lake CC

2017 record: 9-15, eliminated in quarterfinals of section tournament. Top returners: Sr. Julia Bernstein (143-x-20-x)*, jr. Jenna Pahlen (95-x-20-x)*, sr. Sydnie Gunderson (63-x-19-x), sr. Sarah Christensen (41-x-18-x), jr. Calyssa Eskeli (x-x-16-x, 127 assists).

Win-E-Mac

2017 record: 10-18, eliminated in quarterfinals of section tournament. Top returners: Jr. Lindsey Espeseth (133-69-4-53), sr. Hannah Smeby (86-35-13-74), sr. Kylee Brekke (42-5-8-194), jr. Carlie Sander (3-0-14-371).

-- Compiled by Greg DeVillers

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