2020 has been the year of COVID-19.
It has also been the year of Phyona Schrader.
The senior setter led the Ankeny volleyball team to the Class 5A state championship earlier this month. She was selected the captain of the all-tournament team.
Now, Schrader has received more honors from the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association. She was named to the Elite all-state team and was also selected the state’s player of the year.
Schrader, a Notre Dame recruit, racked up 601 assists and 172 kills while posting a .363 hitting percentage. She also had 63 blocks, 163 digs and 50 aces.
Schrader led the Hawkettes to a 22-2 record. She was also named the Class 5A player of the year.
Schrader was joined on the Class 5A all-state first team by two of her teammates–senior middle hitter McKenna Scheib and junior outside hitter Ava Reynolds.
Scheib had 159 kills and 69 blocks while hitting .310. Reynolds had 249 kills and hit .299.
Two Ankeny Centennial players, junior libero Ella Becker and junior middle hitter Monica Mirembe, received all-state honorable mention. The duo led the Jaguars to a 16-10 record.
Mirembe had 123 kills, 71 blocks and hit .315. Becker had 344 digs and 14 aces.