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Three Bolts earn more volleyball honors

IGCA names All-State teams

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) recently released its picks for 2019’s volleyball Senior All-Stars, All-District and All-State teams with Liberty High represented.
Thirty-two players from across the state were selected for the Senior All-Stars, including Liberty senior Rylee Fay. A Mississippi Valley Conference (MVV) First Team pick, Fay also was named to the IGCA’s Class 5A East District Team, as well as the 5A All-State Second Team. Fay transferred to Liberty from Iowa City West High, and has committed to play volleyball for Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
Liberty’s LeeAnn Potter, a senior, was also named to the 5A East District Team and received 5A All-State Honorable Mention. In addition, Liberty freshman Cassidy Hartmann was named to the 5A East District Team, and received All-State Honorable Mention.
Liberty head varsity coach Randy Dolson was named the 5A East Coach of the Year. Dolson led the Lightning, in their third season of varsity-level competition, to the team’s first state tournament appearance and a 34-3 record overall. The “Bolts” went 13-20 in 2017, and improved to 19-15 last year. Liberty was ranked No. 2 in Class 5A entering the state tournament, but fell 3-1 to No. 7 Pleasant Valley in the quarterfinals. Dolson led Iowa City West High’s program for three years before starting Liberty’s varsity program. Previously he had coached Dubuque Hempstead for seven years. He also has coached at the collegiate level.
Cedar Falls’ Akacia Brown was named the Class 5A Player of the Year with Cedar Falls’ Matt Johnson crowned the 5A Coach of the Year. The Tigers won the state 5A championship with a 3-1 win over West Des Moines Valley, and amassed a 44-1 record this season.
The Iowa Girls' Coaches Association (IGCA) is the only association of athletic directors and girls' coaches dedicated to promoting the achievements of the Iowa Girl, her coach and all those that support them. Members of the IGCA also are members of the oldest high school coaches association in the nation, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA), governed exclusively by active coaches.