Now that the fall sports season has come to an end, many of the athletes have earned post-season accolades for their efforts.
All-Conference Team Mentions:
Junior Ally Mullaney from Dell Rapids St Mary was selected to the Dakota Valley All-Conference team. Senior Kelly Michel, also from Dell Rapids St Mary, was an honorable mention. Seniors Maria Nagelhout and Jordan Stone of the Quarriers earned a Dak-12 All-Conference honorable mentions. Four Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals were selected as Dakota Valley Conference All-Conference players in football. They are Leon Maxwell, Josh Brown, Christian Schnieders, and Ben Bunkers. Jonah Longville and Jared Scholten were honorable mention selections. Head Coach Ross Flemmer was also voted the Dakota Valley Conference Coach of the Year! Six Dell Rapid Quarrier football players earned Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team honors. They are seniors Brett Nichols, Cody Nielsen, Andy Scherff, and Zach White along with juniors Riley Schmidt and Andrew Wiebenga. Honorable Mention selections from Dell Rapids were senior Matthew DeNoon, and junior Ben Hammer.
All-State Team Mentions:
Seven football players from Dell Rapids were honored with All-State team mentions this year. Four players from Dell Rapids High School and three players from Dell Rapids St Mary were selected by the coaches from across the state. Riley Schmidt was selected to the 11A All-State team. Brett Nichols, Andy Scherff, and Zach White received honorable mentions on the 11A All-State team for the Quarriers. Leon Maxwell and Ben Bunkers were selected to the 9B All-State team this year by the 9B coaches. Receiving an honorable mention was Josh Brown.
Numerous athletes from Dell Rapids earned Academic All-State honors this year. To receive the honor, the student-athlete must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and participate in the sport for at least three years. The Quarrier football team had nine players receive the honor. They were Matthew DeNoon, Jonathan DeNoon, Andy Scherff, Cody Nielsen, Kutler Leighton, Jacob Huewe, Zach White, Tanner Solberg, and Zane Schumacher. For the Cardinals Jonah Longville and Kelly Michel earned the honor. Three Quarrier volleyball players also earned the honor. They are Jordan Stone, Courtney Wolles, and Maria Nagelhout.
Leon Maxwell was selected as an Elite 45 player this year by the Argus Leader. Josh Brown and Riley Schmidt were honorable mentions.