Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:01 am / Updated at 12:52 am
VOLLEYBALL
Class A, B state tournament preview capsules

A capsule preview of the Class A and B Nebraska state volleyball tournaments as published in The World-Herald on Nov. 7.

* * *

Class A

Lincoln Pius X Thunderbolts (27-11)

Coach: Jake Moore State appearances: 23 State titles—B: 1996, 97, 98, 2006, 07, 08, 11. Runner-up—B: 1976, 2004

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Ashley Witt, Jr., 5-11, 363, 17, 24

Kristy Wieser, Sr., 6-1, 320, 30, 50

Kennedy Hegert, Sr., 5-8, 279, 25, 17

Alyssa Thavanet, Sr., 5-9, 78, 0, 12

Kaitlin VanLoon, So., 5-11, 75, 2, 27

Maddi Essay, Jr., 5-8, 48, 2, 14

Set assists: Anne Bachmann 735, Sara Boothe 306

Lincoln Southeast Knights (27-8)

Coach: Annie Rice-Healey State appearances: 6, first since 2002. State runner-up—A: 2000

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Kinslie Tekolste, Sr., 6-1, 394, 49, 38

Taylor Lewis, Sr., 5-10, 388, 24, 9

Sydney Taylor, Sr., 5-9, 187, 11, 11

Tyra Douglas, So., 6-1, 118, 31, 68

Brooke Lattimer, Jr., 5-11, 90, 0, 68

Kylee Wurster, So., 5-8, 20, 46, 3

Set assists: Wurster 856

Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks (25-7)

Coach: Mary Schropfer State appearances: 9

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Malory Dahl, Sr., 5-9, 306, 16, 40

Marysa Wilkinson, Sr., 6-0, 335, 21, 74

Allie Davis, Fr., 6-1, 239, 9, 46

Aftyn Johnson, Jr., 5-7, 72, 12, 10

Kaylyn Fern, Jr., 6-0, 60, 0, 50

Madison Egger, So., 5-8, 34, 36, 32

Set assists: Egger 892

Millard North Mustangs (27-14)

Coach: Lindsay Mohon State appearances: 18 State titles—A: 1987. Runner-up—B: 1986

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Sara Vitito, Sr., 5-9, 97, 0, 13

Katherine King, Jr., 5-6, 152, 0, 10

Isabella Siciunas, So., 5-8, 196, 7, 10

Makayla Maxwell, Sr., 6-0, 237, 28, 66

Megan Elsesser, Sr., 5-9, 218, 38, 7

Jahne Maddock, Sr., 5-10, 170, 0, 65

Set assists: Nikki Ohlinger 519, Paige Madsen 216, Jessica Peters 187

Millard West Wildcats (28-5)

Coach: Erin Byrd State appearances: 4

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Casey Shapiro, Sr., 5-11, 189, 17, 60

Kamesha Young, Jr., 6-1, 214, 19, 18

Alexis Anderson, Jr., 5-11, 203, 0, 30

Kira Shapiro, So., 6-0, 179, 0, 43

Erin Sosnowchik, Jr., 5-11, 179, 5, 14

Cassidy Yong, Sr., 5-6, 46, 31, 5

Set assists: Yong 802

Omaha Marian Crusaders (36-4)

Coach: Rochelle Rohlfs State appearances: 27 State titles—A: 1972, 83, 99, 2009. Runner-up—B: 1977, 2002, 05, 10

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Lexi Elman, Sr., 6-0, 454, 45, 28

Annie Wolfe, Sr., 5-9, 317, 35, 27

Maggie Heim, Sr., 6-0, 270, 61, 25

Sydney O’Shaughnessy, Jr., 5-8, 123, 47, 17

Morgan Sullivan, Jr., 5-8, 96, 30, 7

Anna Krettek, Jr., 5-9, 56, 1, 11

Set assists: Heim 592, O’Shaughnessy 468

Papillion-La Vista Monarchs (22-16)

Coach: Kristen Lebeda-Svehla State appearances: 27 State titles—A: 2000, 01, 02, 07, 08 Runner-up—A: 1990, 91, 92, 95, 98, 2003

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Rachel Kendall, Jr., 6-0, 123, 14, 55

Alexa Johnson, Sr., 5-11, 217, 20, 29

Allissa Schovanec, Jr., 6-0, 153, 0, 49

Elena Melendez, So., 5-9, 239, 36, 15

Katie Stephens, Fr., 5-9, 284, 29, 28

Sara Kneifl, Fr., 5-11, 57, 0, 22

Set assists: Johnson 547, Addison Smith 426

Papillion-La Vista South Titans (38-1)

Coach: Gwen Egbert State appearances: 5 State titles— A: 2010, 11. Runner-up— A: 2008, 09

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Amber Rolfzen, Sr., 6-2, 320, 29, 27

Kadie Rolfzen, Sr., 6-2, 286, 40, 27

Katie Kurtz, Sr., 5-11, 152, 0, 49

Olivia Schonewise, Sr., 6-1, 155, 16, 13

Adyson Goodnight, Jr., 5-11, 85, 72, 41

Kelly Hunter, Sr., 5-11, 76, 62, 39

Set assists: Hunter 708

Class B

Elkhorn South Storm (25-7)

Coach: Briana Ritter State appearances: 2

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Brittany Cech, Sr., 5-10, 346, 31, 9

Allison Rogers, Jr., 5-8, 296, 39, 15

Emily Gregan, Jr., 6-0, 156, 61, 33

Kelsey Green, Fr., 6-0, 108, 8, 37

Emily Hardin, Sr., 5-10, 74, 0, 14

Ashley Knight, So., 5-9, 39, 53, 9

Set assists: Knight 773

Grand Island Northwest Vikings (32-2)

Coach: Diane Rouzee State appearances: 21 State titles—B: 1994, 2003. Runner-up — B: 1986, 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

McKenzie Brown, Jr., 5-10, 226, 12, 26

Kaley Werner, Sr., 5-10, 141, 29, 77

Katelyn Placke, Jr., 5-10, 193, 58, 46

Morgan Westphal, Sr., 5-9, 137, 0, 23

Erin Sorahan, Jr., 5-6, 141, 20, 12

Kennadi Keezer, Jr., 5-9, 83, 0, 40

Set assists: Neleigh Hall 424, Placke 349

Gretna Dragons (24-8)

Coach: Mike Brandon State appearances: 7

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Madison Sutton, Sr., 6-2, 133, 2, 53

Natalie Mickelson, Jr., 5-8, 294, 38, 20

Rian Kirby, Sr., 5-10, 202, 45, 33

Halie McArdle, Fr., 5-9, 252, 38, 21

Chandelle Davidson, Sr., 5-7, 76, 32, 21

Sara Rahmanzai, So., 5-10, 68, 5, 24

Set assists: Davidson 828

Norris Titans (23-5)

Coach: Christina Boesiger State appearances: 17, first since 2005 State titles—B: 1991. Runner-up — B: 1972, 2002

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Hannah Olsen, Jr., 5-7, 239, 47, 22

Madeline Bruder, So., 5-11, 292, 36, 30

Bridget Bucher, Sr., 6-1, 101, 0, 35

Kasey Hohlen, Jr., 6-2, 225, 65, 57

Andrea Jameson, Jr., 6-2, 71, 0, 50

Mackenzie Allen, Jr., 5-10, 34, 26, 10

Set assists: Marisa Moseman 793

Omaha Gross Cougars (26-4)

Coach: Kelly Gjoca State appearances: 25 State titles—B: 1999, 2005, 09, 10. Runner-up — B: 1996, 2001, 06

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Shelby Mlynczak, Sr., 5-10, 253, 25, 16

Tahlyr Banks, Jr., 5-8, 135, 22, 12

Joelle Overkamp, Jr., 5-11, 150, 1, 53

Alex Opperman, Sr., 6-0, 211, 24, 39

Kelsey Ackerman, Sr., 5-10, 55, 5, 16

Ellie Targy, Sr., 5-9, 50, 41, 19

Set assists: Targy 679

Sidney Lady Raiders (25-6)

Coach: Sarah Wilson State appearances: 11, first since 2003 State titles—B: 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989 Runner-up — B: 1983, 90

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Kali Robb, Sr., 5-6, 248, 28, 30

Karissa Segelke, Sr., 5-10, 217, 18, 39

Abbi Porter, Jr., 6-1, 191, 5, 56

Cody Rowley, Jr., 5-9, 125, 6, 30

Sarah Mahr, Jr., 5-7, 109, 46, 10

Madison Malzahn, Sr., 5-6, 14, 23, 10

Set assists: Malzahn 541

Waverly Vikings (27-6)

Coach: Terri Neujahr State appearances: 10 State titles—B: 1972, 73, 74. Runner-up—B: 1975

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Danielle Root, Jr., 6-0, 334, 48, 45

Olivia Boender, Jr., 6-1, 475, 48, 31

Alisha Loveless, Sr., 5-11, 111, 22, 31

Brianna Boender, Fr., 6-0, 89, 8, 19

Mackenzie Hyde, Jr., 5-5, 53, 38, 9

Set assists: Hyde 850

York Dukes (15-14)

Coach: Kayla Makovicka State appearances: 7, first since 1989 Runner-up — B: 1978

Player, Yr., Ht., Kills, Aces, Blocks

Sarah Stephens, Sr., 5-9, 155, 12, 30

Aleah Rosenau, Sr., 6-0, 318, 57, 38

Erica Koehler, Sr., 5-11, 227, 27, 43

Erin Malleck, Jr., 5-10, 155, 17, 14

Olivia Stubbs, Sr., 5-7, 55, 14, 22

Dacia Stuhr, So., 5-9, 47, 19, 52

Set assists: Stubbs 813

TEAM TRACKER »
GAME OF THE WEEK »
Each week during the high school sports season, NEPrepZone.com highlights a matchup in the ongoing "Hiland Dairy Game of the Week" series. Previous matchups »

Refuel with Hiland »


SEARCH
ON TWITTER »
LIVE CHAT
< >
SPOTLIGHT »
2013 All-Nebraska football, volleyball teams
View The World-Herald's selections to the 2013 All-Nebraska football and volleyball teams.
2013 Super Six football team
Meet The World-Herald's 2013 Super Six team, honoring the area's top college football prospects.
All-Nebraska basketball teams 'shake' it up
Being known more for their ability to shake off a defender than for their dance moves didn't stop our 2013 All-Nebraska basketball selections from busting a few "Harlem Shake"-inspired moves.
Facebook: Nebraska Prep Zone Page
The Nebraska Prep Zone Facebook page is your home on the social web to get the latest Nebraska prep sports news, photos, updates and more from around the Midlands.
Map: Nebraska Stadiums
Need help finding a stadium in the state of Nebraska? We've got you covered with this interactive map of high school and college facilities from across the state.
Nebraska high school all-time swimming leaders
See a complete list of the all-time leaders from Nebraska high school swimming and diving competition.
Nebraska high school all-time track charts
See a complete list of the all-time leaders from Nebraska high school track and field competition.
The disappearance of small-town football
Friday night lights across rural Nebraska are going dark. But one town, in its last season of gridiron independence, proved that school spirit is stronger than ever.
Western Iowa high school all-time track charts
See a complete list of the all-time leaders from Western Iowa high school track and field competition.