Arnold earns firts team all-state nod from IGCA


Glenwood’s Brynlee Arnold earned first team all-state honors after leading the Rams in kills and blocks.

Glenwood senior volleyball player Brynlee Arnold has been selected first team all-state by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Arnold was tabbed for the first team by the coaches after leading Glenwood to a 36-8 season and a second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference championship. The UNO recruit led the team with 330 kills and 99 blocks.

Glenwood head coach Paula Carman said she was “ecstatic to learn of Arnold’s post-season honors. The coach called Arnold “a force at the net both offensively and defensively” and one of the Rams’ best leaders.  

“Being recognized for first team all state means others around the state saw how much of an impact Brynlee had on the court,” Carman said. “It is a fabulous ending to an outstanding career for Her. We will miss Bryn but are so excited to see her excel at the next level.”

Arnold was named to the first team along with Wavery-Shell Rock’s Avery Beckett, Marion’s Avery Van Hook, Oskaloosa’s Faith DeRonde, Epworth Western Dubuque’s Madison Maahs and Meredith Bahl and Cedar Rapid Xavier’s Maya Karl.
DeRonde was named the class 4A player of the year and coach of the year honors went to Megan Scherrman of state champion Epworth Western Dubuque.

2021 Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State
Class 4A
First Team

Avery Beckett, Waverly-Shell Rock; Avery Van Hook, Marion; Brynlee Arnold, Glenwood; Faith DeRonde, Oskaloosa; Madison Maahs and Meredith Bahl, Epworth Western Dubuque; Maya Karl, Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Second Team
Avery Amelse and Bailey Van Voorst, Pella; Ella McLaughlin, North Scott; Grace Embretson, Benton Community; Lauren Carter, Winterset; Libby Lansing and Maddie Harris, Epworth Western Dubuque; Riley Jonker, Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Honorable Mention
Alyssa Tegeler, Benton Community; Annika Behrends, Waverly-Shell Rock; Bliss Beck and Calia Clubb, Clear Creek Amana; Elise Mehaffy and Peyton Johnson, Marion; Ella Meyer, Epworth Western Dubuque; Kendall Anderson, Bondurant-Farrar; Lauren Blakde, Indianola; Lauren LaFleur, Bishop Heelan.

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