HL-O’s Untiedt MVP in public AAU volleyball competition

HL-O's Untiedt MVP in public AAU volleyball competition

Samantha Untiedt wasn’t hoping to be named Most Valuable Player on the 2021 public hero 15-and-under AAU young ladies volleyball crew after her Kairos Elite group won its enormous Orlando, Fla., competition last month. Truth be told, she didn’t figure anyone would win a particularly lofty honor.

At the post-competition service on June 25, two other All-American honors were declared first. Then, at that point, shockingly, a MVP was named, as well.

“What’s more, truly, I didn’t have the foggiest idea about this honor was a thing,” she said.

Thus, the Heron Lake-Okabena secondary school understudy clarified that she was “stunned, however appreciative” when her name was declared. Generally, in any case, she was pleased with her group.

Untiedt, who will be a sophomore at HL-O the following fall, contended on a Sioux Falls-based Kairos group that outflanked 178 different groups in the Florida nationals on the way to posting a 13-1 record. There are nine young ladies in the group, including four others from southwest Minnesota – Elese Paplow of Lakefield, Emma Haren of Jackson, Emma Rasche of Heron Lake, and Windom’s Tristyn Maras, who was additionally picked an All-American.

Untiedt credited her partners for the group’s excellent exhibition.

“I generally attempt to do all that can be expected, and occasionally aren’t generally comparable to other people,” she said. “Truly, I think it was a beautiful strong week, and it was truly a direct result of my group. All that I did, I did as a result of them.”

Great on-court correspondence had the effect, said the Okabena inhabitant. The group, she added, was “like a decent machine working.” The whole group continued hustling to keep the ball off the floor, and Untiedt said she, herself, had a decent competition particularly on the back line.

This is Untiedt’s fourth year of AAU volleyball, and June denoted the determination of an extensive volleyball year. Secondary school volleyball at Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda began last August and finished in October. Tryouts for Kairos occur in November and December, and the season runs from January through June.

The almost all year volleyball has assisted her with getting more certain and forceful on the court, Untiedt said.

“I simply love volleyball. I never truly get drained. I simply love seeing my colleagues and playing. Furthermore, when we progress nicely, that is the best award,” she said.

Yet, Untitedt added that triumphant the MVP grant and being named an All-American has a decent ring to it, as well.

“At whatever point I question myself,” she said, “I can generally think back and say, ‘Hello, I’m an All-American.

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