The Osakis tennis team honored longtime first-singles player Tia Dykema as its MVP for this fall season at its awards banquet that recognized many athletes for another winning season.
Dykema, a junior, made her fourth straight singles state tournament. She went 25-11 at that first singles spot, and was also named the Prairie Conference MVP.
Dykema was one of seven Osakis players to finish as All-Prairie Conference athletes. Camryn Hoffarth, Alexa Lien, Mara VanNyhuis, Kennedy George, Kadyn Triebenbach and Sydney Rach joined her on that list, while Larissa Hoffarth was an honorable-mention selection.
VanNyhuis earned Osakis’ Most Improved Award after going 27-9 overall between first doubles and second singles. Ellie George was the Rookie of the Year. She was 16-4 between third doubles and fourth singles.
Camryn Hoffarth and Alexa Lien rounded out the team-voted award winners by each earning the Silverstreak Award. Lien posted a 16-16 record at second singles, third singles and first doubles, and Hoffarth was 25-10, predominantly at first doubles, but also during stints at second and third singles. Both Lien and Hoffarth were also academic all-state recipients.
Camryn Hoffarth and VanNyhuis played together at first doubles in the section meet and joined Dykema at the state meet by finishing as the Section 6A runner-up. The Silverstreaks finished as the overall section runner-up this season to Class A consolation champion, Minnewaska.
Osakis always features a deep roster, and that was on display again this fall with 15 different letter winners all posting individual records of .500 or above.