I.G.C.A. Senior Classic All Stars
Volleyball
Abbi Staack
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Jerrod and Kari Staack
High School: Waverly-Shell Rock
Coach: EaVon Woodin
Career High School Stats: 2013-present~Digs: 1,404, Sets:356, Assists:98
Awards/Honors:
2015 Prep of the Week, 2014 Prep To Watch, Waterloo Courier, 2014 All-State Honorable Mention, 2014 First Team All Conference, 2013 All-Conference Honorable Mention, 2013 State Qualifier, 2012 Iowa Regional All-Tournament Team, Academic Letter Winner
Commited To: UNI
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the National tournament, Minneapolis, 2014 with CIA Club team.
Alexa Ito
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Hideki & Beata Ito
High School: Bettendorf HS
Coach: Diane Lichtenberg
Career High School Stats: Two year varsity starter. 593 digs, 3.82 digs per set
Awards/Honors:
2013, 2014 Varsity letter winner 2013, 2014 Academic letter winner 2014 Honorable mention All Conference 2014 Honorable Mention All Metro Team 2014 MAC All Academic Team 2012,2013 Iowa Girls HS Athletic Union Excellence in Academic Achievement 2012 HP Gold Medalist National Honors Society
Commited To: University of Iowa
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
State championship is the best experience with so much intensity, adrenaline and great competition.
Alicia Harrington
Position: Left Outside
Parents Name(s): Todd & Angela Harrington
High School: Cedar Falls High School
Coach: Matthew Johnson
Career High School Stats: 635 kills on .332 hitting efficiency 73 aces on 91% serving 529 digs 101 blocks
Awards/Honors:
All Conference Selection All Metro Selection
Commited To: University of Missouri Kansas City
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Going to Hidden Acres Volleyball Camp and sleeping with the spiders.
Amanda Ollinger
Position: Left OH, DS
Parents Name(s): Scott & Bonnie Ollinger
High School: Linn Mar
Coach: Teresa Kehe
Career High School Stats: Totals (Fresh-present) Kills:1646 Kill Efficiency: .323 Kills per set: 4.33 Serve Eff: .866 Digs: 753
Awards/Honors:
Freshman: Mississippi Valley MVC 2nd team all conference Soph:1st team all metro, MVC 1st team all conference, MVC Athlete of the year, 2nd team all state Junior: 1st team MVC all conference, 1st team all metro, 1st team all state, player of the year Mississippi Valley Conference
Commited To: University of Iowa (basketball)
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the National Championship with my club team, CIA.
Anna Fluent
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Rob & Lisa Fluent
High School: Kennedy
Coach: Michelle Goodall
Career High School Stats: (2013-Present) Sets: 284 Assists: 2,334 Blocks: 132
Awards/Honors:
IGHSAU Academic Achievement (2012-2014), 1st team All-Conference (2013-2014), 2013 PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79 High Honorable Mention, Metro Spotlight Award 2014, Honorable Mention All-State 2014, 1st team All-Metro (2013-2014), 5A East All District Team 2014
Commited To: Loyola University of Chicago
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating the Dominican Republic in 5 sets in the High Performance Championships last year.
Anna Kiel
Position: Outside/ Middle back
Parents Name(s): Virgil Janet
High School: Unity Christian
Coach: Patty Timmermans
Career High School Stats: Freshman year (MB) Matches played:35; Kills/set: 2.08; Digs/set 2.32; Blocks/set: .72 Sophomore year (MB) Matches played:34; Kills/set: 2.86; Digs/set 1.97; Blocks/set: 1.20 Junior year (OH) Matches played:38; Kills/set: 4.65; Digs/set 1.96; Blocks/set:.49
Awards/Honors:
Freshman year: 2nd Team All-Conference Sophomore year: 3rd Team All-state (3A), 3A West All- district, 1st team All-Conference, 2nd Team all N'West Iowa Review. Junior Year: 2014 Class 2A state all- tournament team, 1st team all-state, 2A Northwest all-district, 1st team all-conference, 2nd team All-Des Monies Register, 1st team All N'West Iowa Review.
Future Plans: I have verbally committed to Iowa State University, and am looking forward to playing volleyball as a Cyclone.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in 5 sets at state volleyball in 20114.
Bianca Irlbeck
Position: MH
Parents Name(s): Lynn & Kevin Irlbeck
High School: Carroll High School
Coach: Kelli Shulz
Career High School Stats: .303 kill efficiency, 4.07 kills per set, .92 serve efficiency
Awards/Honors:
1st team all conference: Raccoon RIver Conference
Future Plans: I am trying to decide to attend NIACC or DMACC Boone to continue my volleyball career for about another year. Then, I will transfer to Iowa State to finish my undergraduate for preveterinary medicine and animal science. I hope to get my doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
My favorite volleyball memory is playing our first conference game against Boone my junior year. We were at a 10 point deficit in the fifth game and came back to win it. Boone being our greatest competition that year; we realized that we had a good shot at becoming conference champions, and we did last year!
Brinley Milbrath
Position: RS/OH Hitter
Parents Name(s): Robert Milbrath Jodie Milbrath
High School: John F Kennedy High School
Coach: Michelle Goodall
Career High School Stats: (2012-Present)710 Kills, 277 Blocks
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity letter winner, 2nd Team All Conference, 2nd Team All Metro
Commited To: Northern Illinois University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Getting 2nd place at the High Performance National Championships in the women`s national division and being the first Iowa HP women`s team to medal
Brittni Olson
Position: Middle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Jon and Lisa Olson
High School: Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Coach: Renee Winkel
Career High School Stats: (2013-Present) 626 kills, 285 Blocks, .421 Kill Effiency
Awards/Honors:
2014 Missouri River First Team All Conference
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year college and play volleyball
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Going to Nationals with my club team
Carlee Ketchum
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Brad & Kristi Ketchum
High School: West Delaware High School
Coach: Brett Mather
Career High School Stats: (2012-present) 3,025 Assists, 502 Kills, 886 Digs, 113 Blocks, 125 Aces
Awards/Honors:
4 year Varsity starter,1st Team All WAMAC conference (2013,2014), 4A NE Iowa All District Team (2014), 4A First Team All State (2014), Class 4A All Tournament Team (2014), 4A 2nd Team All State Des Moines Register (2014), 3 time state qualifier (2012-2014),Team Co-MVP (2014).
Commited To: Upper Iowa University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the 4A State Championship match last year with my awesome teammates.
Chanda Zomermaand
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Jerry & Gretchen Zomermaand
High School: Unity Christian
Coach: Patty Timmermans
Career High School Stats: 96.8% serving - 108 aces, 1013 serve receptions (94.4%), 828 digs
Awards/Honors:
1st team all conference Des Moines Register 2nd team
Future Plans: Go to Dordt or Northwestern to play basketball or golf.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Going to the state tournament.
Denise Ssozi
Position: OH Hitter
Parents Name(s): Dan Ssozi Hilton Ssozi
High School: Johnston High School
Coach: Rick Brooks
Career High School Stats: Played for Johnston for 2 seasons: 623 Kills 133 Aces 447 Digs .300 Hitting Percentage 51 Blocks
Awards/Honors:
Honorable Mention All-Conference 2014-2015 Honorable Mention All-State 2014-2015
Commited To: United States Air Force Academy
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing Bettendorf in the Semi-finals for state in 2014-2015 season.
Erin Francis
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Mary Budd, Larry Francis
High School: Nevada
Coach: Will Baumann
Career High School Stats:
Awards/Honors:
3A All-Tournament Team 2015
Future Plans: Attend a 4-year college and play volleyball
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 3A State Championship
Grace Hanno
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): John Hanno Mary Hanno
High School: Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
Coach: Mary Miller
Career High School Stats: Kills 1,123, Aces 103, Digs 1,167, Blocks 153
Awards/Honors:
4 Year Varsity Starter, All West Iowa First Team 2014, First Team All District 2013 2014, First Team All Conference 2013 2014
Future Plans: Study sports medicine
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Making it to state my freshman and junior years, kamikaze practices, and scavenger hunts every year.
Haley Poula
Position: Right Side Hitter
Parents Name(s): Mitch & Lynnette Poula
High School: West Branch High School
Coach: Josh Lukavsky
Career High School Stats: (2012-Present) 998 Kills,.318 Kill Eff, 906 Digs, 209 Aces, .931 Serve Eff
Awards/Honors:
State Qualifier - 2012 and 2014 Honorable Mention All Conference-2012 1st Team All Conference- 2013 and 2014 2A All District - 2014 Academic All Conference- 2012-2014
Commited To: Upper Iowa University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the 2012 State Volleyball Tournament(first time in WB history) as a freshman and alongside my sister who was a senior.
Josie Herbst
Position: OH
Parents Name(s): Kim Herbst Drew Herbst
High School: Bettendorf
Coach: Lichtenbeg
Career High School Stats: JR-SR years 633 Kills / 93 Aces / 433 digs
Awards/Honors:
2014 - 1st Team All Conference, All District, All Metro, 1st Team All State, 2015 Pre-season All American, 2016 Senior Aces 150, AVCA Phenom selection, AAU National Beach Champion 2014.
Commited To: UNLV University of Nevada Las Vegas
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the AAU National Championships at Hermosa Beach, CA.
Kaci Hohenthaner
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Scott Hohehthaner Mark and Kim Elonich
High School: Lewis Central High School
Coach: Mike Bond, Kim Barents, Dennis South
Career High School Stats: Assists:1962, Digs:405, Serve eff: 92%, Aces:114 *unfinished*
Awards/Honors:
4 year Varsity Letter 2013: Honorable mention all conference, 2014: 2nd team all conference, honorable mention all-city, 2 years Varsity Captain, 2014 state qualifying team.
Future Plans: I plan on playing volleyball at the college level, but I have not decided on a school yet.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
My favorite volleyball memory is going to state with my team.
Kaira Moss
Position: Middle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Kevin and Betty Moss
High School: Western Christian HS
Coach: Tammi Veerbeek
Career High School Stats:
Awards/Honors:
2013-2nd Team All Conference. 2014-2nd Team All Conference, 3rd Team All State, All District Team. 2015-Sioux City Journal Athlete of the week.
Future Plans: Attend College-Undecided
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Going to State Volleyball with my teammates that are now my best friends.
Karlie Taylor
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Tom and Robin Taylor
High School: Eddyville- Blakesburg- Fremont
Coach: Gladys Genskow
Career High School Stats: Kills: 1,614 Digs: 1,132 Blocks: 182 Aces: 241
Awards/Honors:
1st Team All Conference 2013, 2014 All District Honors 2012, 2013, 2014 All State Honors 2013, 2014 2A All Tournament team 2013 State Qualifier 2013, 2014
Commited To: University of Northern Iowa
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Making school history by qualifying for the state tournament two years in a row.
Kate Busswitz
Position: MH
Parents Name(s): Kris & Keith Hartgrave
High School: Prairie High School
Coach: Lynette Stecklein
Career High School Stats: Career Blocks: 315 Career Kills: 850 Matches: 343
Awards/Honors:
1st and 2nd Team All-Metro 1st and 2nd Team All-Conference 2nd Team All State
Commited To: University of Northern Iowa
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing with both of my sisters in high school
Kati Cassabaum
Position: Middle Blocker
Parents Name(s): Michelle Cassabaum Steve Cassabaum
High School: Nevada HS
Coach: Will Baumann
Career High School Stats: 1127 Kills, .337 Kill Eff, 316 Blocks
Awards/Honors:
2012: 2nd Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference --- 2013: 1st Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference --- 2014: 1st Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, 3A All District (Central), 2nd Team All-State, 3A All-Tournament Team
Future Plans: Playing volleyball at the University of Northern Iowa and studying Pre-Med.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Team dinner and sleepover before the State Tournament last year.
Kristen Wegmann
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Scott & Mary Wegmann
High School: West Delaware
Coach: West Delaware
Career High School Stats: (2013-Present) Kills: 599, Aces: 134, Digs: 490
Awards/Honors:
2nd Team All WAMAC Conference (2014), 4A NE All District Team (2014), 4A State Honorable Mention (2014), State Qualifier 2012-2014
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year collage (undecided)
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the 4A state championship game in 2014.
Mackenzie Conlon
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): P.J. Conlon Shelly Conlon
High School: Regina High School
Coach: Kara Kimm
Career High School Stats: Digs: 1,787, 5.33 Digs per set, 92% Serving Efficiency, 111 Aces
Awards/Honors:
4 year starter at libero; National Honor Society; Honor Roll; 2013 All-Conference, All-Academic Conference, team to Quarter-finals at State tournament, USAV Club Team Regional Champion, First Place Silver Division at USAV Nationals; 2014 All-District, All-Conference, All-Academic Conference, Team MVP, USAV Club Team Regional Champion, 3rd Place Silver Division at USAV Nationals; 2015 Elite All-Conference, USAV Club Team 6th Place at USAV Nationals
Commited To: Creighton University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Qualifying for the state tournament in 2013
Maggie Runge
Position: Middle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Hank & Heidi Runge
High School: Bettendorf
Coach: Diane Lichtenberg
Career High School Stats: (2012-present) 495 Kills, 0.269 Kill Eff., 212 Blocks
Awards/Honors:
Academic All Conference (Mississippi Athletic Conference) 2013 and 2014, All-Conference Honorable Mention 2013, Iowa HP 2nd Place finish 2014, State Runner-up 2014
Commited To: Eastern Illinois University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Moving to Bettendorf after my sophomore year and becoming a Bulldog.
Megan Sharkey
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Brian and Elizabeth Sharkey
High School: Bettendorf High School
Coach: Diane Lichtenberg
Career High School Stats: (2012-present) 330 sets; 2,428 Assists; 166 Aces
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity starter; Academic Letter Winner (2013-2015); IGHSAU Academic Achievement (2012-2014); AVCA Phenom List (2013, 2014); Captain All Metro Team 2014; 1st Team All Conference (2014); Class 5A All Tourney Team (2014); Team MVP (2014); Pre-Season All American (2015); 2016 Senior Aces 150; Des Moines Register Iowa Top 8 (2015); Max Prep/AVCA Player of the Week (2015)
Commited To: Rutgers University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the State title my freshman year when we were seeded last in the tournament.
Megan Wagaman
Position: OH
Parents Name(s): Russ & Dee Wagaman
High School: Springville
Coach: Claude Howard
Career High School Stats: Kills - 1,041 Digs - 535 Assists - 432 Blocks - 237 total/97 solo
Awards/Honors:
4 year letter winner, Team Captain 2014 and 2015, Tri-Rivers Conference Champion 2013 and 2015, 2013 State Tournament, Honorable Mention All-Conference 2012, 1st Team All-Conference 2013, 2014, and 2015, All-District team 2013 and 2014, Honorable Mention All State 2013, and 3rd Team All State 2014.
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year college to major in Occupational Therapy and work closely with children with disabilities
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Being part of a second family, playing in the regional final match against New London, and enjoying quality bus time with my teammates.
Mykal Sadler
Position: MH
Parents Name(s): Eleena Mitchell-Sadler Michael Sadler
High School: Dowling Catholic High School
Coach: Mary Beth Wiskus
Career High School Stats: Kills- 763; Kill Eff- 0.385; Kills per Set- 2.56
Awards/Honors:
All CIML Elite Volleyball- 2014; First Team All-CIML Western Region Volleyball-2014; First Team All-CIC Conference Volleyball-2014; Second Team All-State Volleyball-2014; All-Tournament Team State Volleyball-2013
Future Plans: To attend the University of Missouri Kansas City to play volleyball and study Criminal Justice.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the state championship game my sophomore year.
Olivia Frazier
Position: Right Side Hitter
Parents Name(s): Maurice & Alma Frazier
High School: Marion High School
Coach: Roxanne Paulsen
Career High School Stats: Hitting Efficiency 3.95
Awards/Honors:
WaMaC All Conference Second Team 2014
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year college and play volleyball. Major in education and ministry
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
None
Sami Hillmer
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Jeff & Jodi Nuss
High School: Urbandale High School
Coach: Liz Baethke
Career High School Stats: Freshman-Senior* *as of Oct.23rd, 2015 Digs: 1,739 Assists: 113 Kills: 40
Awards/Honors:
Freshman: Academic All-Conference Soph: Academic All-Conference; Honorable Mention All-Division Jr: Academic All-Conference; 2nd Team All-Conference; 2nd Team All-Division Sr: N/A
Commited To: Iowa State University Study Kinesiology
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Being a part of the first team in Urbandale's history to make it past the first round at state! (Sophomore year)
Selena Nolte
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Sergio Jolene
High School: Dallas Center- Grimes
Coach: Cheryl Voelker
Career High School Stats: (sophomore-senior) Kills: 962 Kills per set: 4.41 Serving Efficiency: .900 Total Blocks: 128 Digs (senior) : 216
Awards/Honors:
2013-2014 - 1st Team-Volleyball All Conference- Little Hawkeye Conference 2013-2014 - Class 4A Southeast All District Volleyball Team by Iowa Girls Coaches Association 2014-2015 - 1st Team - Volleyball All Conference- Little Hawkeye Conference 2014-2015 - Class 4A Southeast All District Volleyball Team by Iowa Girls Coaches Association 2014-2015 - Honorable mention - Class 4A Southeast All State Volleyball by Iowa Girls Coaches Association 2014-2015 - Class 4A Volleyball - 2nd Team All State Team by Des Moines Register
Commited To: University of Missouri St. Louis
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
We beat Pella Christian my junior season (2014) in 5 games for the conference title.
Tasha Vipond
Position: Middle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Bill & Carolyn Vipond
High School: Ankeny Centennial High School
Coach: Jessica Rinehart
Career High School Stats: (2013-Present) 343 Blocks, .421 Kill Efficiency, 479 Kills, .956 Serving Efficiency
Awards/Honors:
State Semi-Finalist (2013), State Champion (2014), Varsity Letter (2013-15), CIML Academic Award (2013-15), First Team CIML All Eastern Division (2014), Honorable Mention All-State (2014), Team Captain (2015)
Commited To: Lafayette College (Basketball)
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Having the opportunity to play with and against extraordinary players throughout the state/country.
Taylor Frederick
Position: MH
Parents Name(s): Jay/Kathy Frederick
High School: Harlan Community School
Coach: Angie Spangenberg
Career High School Stats: Kills - 1118, Digs - 399, Blocks - 262, Aces - 40
Awards/Honors:
Freshman Year - 3A State Volleyball Participant, JVA Watch List, 2013 ACVA Phenom List(NE) / Sophomore Year - 4A State Volleyball Champions, 4A All Tournament Team, 2nd Team All Conference, 4A All State Honorable Mention, Omaha World Herald Honorable Mention / Junior Year - 4A State Volleyball Champions, 4A All Tournament Team, IGCA All West A District, IGCA 2nd Team All State , 1st Team Hawkeye Ten
Commited To: University of South Dakota (Basketball)
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning back to back 4A state titles with my best friends
Tessa Mendoza
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Barb & Emilio Mendoza
High School: Dowling Catholic
Coach: Mary Beth Wiskus
Career High School Stats: over 2800 Career Assists as a setter
Awards/Honors:
-Presidential Honor Roll every semester -Top 5% of class -1st Team All Central IA Conference -1st Team Western Division Central IA Conference -DM Register All CIML ELITE team -CIML Academic Recognition -IA Girls Coaches Assn All State team -IA Girls Coaches Assn All District team -Voted MVP of Dowling Catholic HS Team -Senior Captain of Dowling Catholic HS Team -2012, 2013, 2014 (and 2015?) 5A Iowa HS State Qualifier -2013 5A Iowa HS State Runner-Up -3x Varsity Letter Winner -5A 2014 State Leader Assists -5A 2014 Match Best 53 assists -5A 2014 Match Best 7 aces -2012 Iowa Region All-tournament team U15 -2013 Girls Junior Nationals 3rd place U16 -2012 High Performance Gold Medal -2013 Junior Nationals U16 all-tournament team -2014 High Performance Silver Medal -2015 Junior Nationals U17 all tournament team -2015 High Performance Silver Medal
Future Plans: Attend Iowa State University majoring in Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning at State Attending Team Dinners Beating Valley and Bettendorf Playing for my dad at CIS for club and playing High Performance every summer