Reaching The Summit: Player Profiles

As the eight teams make their way to Yankton for this weekend’s Class AA State Volleyball Tournament, we wanted our readers a chance to get to know some of the players who will be playing in the Summit Activities Center.

Here are seven players (Just added one from Washington).

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Brittany Rotert, Huron

Brittany Rotert, Huron

YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Defensive Specialist
BORN: Oct. 4, 1992, Huron, S.D.
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Country, pop and rock
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: Say Yes To The Dress
HOBBIES: Golf, volleyball and reading
FAVORITE MEAL: Crab legs and potatoes
FAVORITE CLASSES: Anatomy and Math
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Playing in front of a record-breaking crowd, 810 in attendance, this season on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Oprah Winfrey

Alanna Pengilly, Watertown

Alanna Pengilly, Watertown

YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Libero
BORN: March 11, 1993, Grand Forks, N.D.
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Ke$ha, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Taio Cruz and Jay Sean
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: That 70s Show, Degrassi, The Office
HOBBIES: Singing, volleyball, basketball and shopping
FAVORITE MEAL: Spaghetti
FAVORITE CLASSES: Meistersingers and Science
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: When Tia Hemiller hit a ball so hard at Coach Soupir that it knocked her to the ground!
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Taylor Lautner

Wagner Larson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt
YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Middle Hitter
BORN: June 8, 1993, Sioux Falls, S.D.
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Taylor Swift, Akon and lots of country music
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: Greys Anatomy, Chelsea Lately and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
HOBBIES: I LOVE coloring, sports and baking
FAVORITE MEAL: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, watermelon, ice cream
FAVORITE CLASSES: Outdoor Adventures, Geometry, Biology and American Studies
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Performing the Spice Girls dance in front of the whole team at Halloween practice
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Lady Gaga

Kacey Hermann, Rapid City Stevens
YEAR: Junior
POSITION: Middle Hitter
BORN: Oct. 14, 1993, Mitchell, S.D.
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Anything and everything! I love it all!
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
HOBBIES: Reading, shopping, baking, hanging out with friends
FAVORITE MEAL: Chinese. General Tso chicken with lo mein and fried rice
FAVORITE CLASSES: Mr. Rich’s Physical Science class
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Team camp. Going to the amusement park in the Mall Of America; I never laughed so hard in my life!
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Taylor Lautner

Paula Ruelas, Aberdeen Central
YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Libero
BORN: Dec. 10, 1992, Tempe, Arizona
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne, Luke Bryan
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: Jersey Shore
HOBBIES: I like to watch movies, pull jokes on people, running
FAVORITE MEAL: Qdoba
FAVORITE CLASSES: Honors Psychology, Art, Honors British Literature
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Taking the Class AA title in 2009
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Matthew McConaughey

Charlee Nelson, Mitchell
YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Setter
BORN: Oct. 31, 1992, Winner, S.D.
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: Ke$ha
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: Jersey Shore, Pretty Little Liars
HOBBIES: Volleyball, water sports
FAVORITE MEAL: Chinese
FAVORITE CLASSES: Biology, Painting
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Pushing my middles to the floor to get the ball
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: Misty May-Treanor

Aubrey Bergstrom, Sioux Falls Washington
YEAR: Junior
POSITION: Setter/Right Side
BORN: June 23, 1993, Sioux Falls
WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift, Michael Buble, Metro Station, Jacks Mannequin
MUST-SEE TV SHOWS: CSI, Friends, Project Runway, Glee, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-O, Lost
HOBBIES: Hanging out with friends and family, going to the Humane Society, watching movies, shopping, playing different sports
FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken alfredo, garlic bread, ice cream
FAVORITE CLASSES: AP language and composition
FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY: Too many to count, but a lot of little silly memories with my teammates, like singing/dancing before a match or our excitement when we play well
I’D PAY MONEY TO SPEND A DAY WITH: The cast of Harry Potter

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