Ashley Petersen was a major contributor to our success this year. As a right side and a setter, she rarely left the court. She has an amazing work ethic and is a total team player that will do whatever is asked of her. She switched to this position last year when no one else wanted to do the job and it worked out great for her and the team. Although she is quite short for a right side she had great ups. She works hard at staying in shape and this is a credit to her and solely her. She stays in shape the whole year as she participated in Gymnastics and track and is one of the fittest athletes I know. Her stats for the year are also quite impressive. She played in all 96 sets. She served 278 times and had 21 aces and only 14 errors. That is a serving percentage of 95%. She attacked 378 times and had 76 kills and 49 errors. She set 1351 times having 375 set assists. She added 6 solo blocks and 88 block assists and 140 digs to her stats. She plans to attend Gustavus next year and hopes to participate in gymnastics and possibly track. She is the total package and is willing to help do anything asked of her and also seeing things that needed to be done and do them without being asked. That is a true leader. She will be missed greatly next year.
Jack Broderius has been a contributing member in various roles throughout his time at BLHS, but during this year, his senior year this has become even more apparent. Jack is in FFA and recently finished 2nd individually in Farm Business Management and also led his team to a 2nd place finish at the region. He is a member of the executive board for student council, and he helps with set construction for the play, as well as video tapes football during the fall. On top of all this, Jack is a two sport athlete, playing basketball in the winter and golf in the spring. Jack is a mainstay in the band program. He is one of the top trumpets, and leads both musically and through his tireless dedication and great attitude. He is in Jazz Band, Concert Band and Pep Band and always strives his best in all areas. Jack’s tireless work makes BLHS a better place and his positive contributions are infectious with the rest of the student body. He will be a tough individual to replace and someone whose work will last long after he graduates from BLHS.