I.G.C.A. Senior Classic All Stars
Volleyball
Emilee McGowan
Position: OH/Libero
Parents Name(s): Casey and Jane McGowan
High School: Linn-Mar
Coach: Teresa Bair
Career High School Stats: Digs 903, Kills 309, Aces 103
Awards/Honors:
3 years varsity, 2014 2nd team All Conference, Hon Men All Metro, 2015 2nd team All Conference, 2nd team All Metro, 3 time Academic Award with Honors, 4 time Iowa High Performance team selection.
Commited To: North Dakota State University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating the Dominican Republic Youth National Team at the High Performance Championships in 2015, and winning the MVC Mississippi division and MVC tournament this year.
Abby Stephenson
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Bernie and Lori Stephenson
High School: Nevada
Coach: Lori Stephenson
Career High School Stats: Hitting: 1202 kills/.236 efficiency 1538 digs
Awards/Honors:
4 year starter; Team Captain 3 years; 4 time Heart of Iowa Conference Champions; 1st Team All-Conference 2014-2015; 1st Team All District 2014; 1st Team All District 2015; 1st Team All State IGCA 2015; 3 time state qualifier; 3A State Champion 2015; 3A All-Tournament Team 2015; Honorable Mention All Iowa, Des Moines Register 2015.
Commited To: Drake to play soccer
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 3A State Championship in 2015
Abby Tiarks
Position: OH/S
Parents Name(s): Greg Tiarks Jennifer Tiarks
High School: Treynor High School
Coach: Jeff Koenck
Career High School Stats: Kills- 691 Assists- 1,291 Digs- 468
Awards/Honors:
1st team all conference- 2014,2015,2016,2-A Southwest Iowa All-District World Herald All-Western Iowa 2-A Volleyball Team-1st team,Nonpareil All-Area Volleyball Team, Academic letter winner, National Honor Society
Future Plans: attend college and continue to play volleyball
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
all the memories made with great teammates and friends
Alexa Aldrich-Ingram
Position: RS/S
Parents Name(s): Brian Ingram Jennifer Aldrich
High School: Iowa City High
Coach: Craig Pitcher
Career High School Stats:
Awards/Honors:
4x varsity letter winner, 2nd team all conference, 1st team all conference, MVC player of the year, All District, 2nd team all state, all state honorable-Mention, 1 year varsity captain.
Commited To: Drake University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the MVC tournament in 2014.
Alli Timmermans
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Ken & Patty Timmermans
High School: Unity Christian High School
Coach: Patty Timmermans
Career High School Stats: (As of 10/17/16) Assists: 2,474 Blocks: 318 Digs: 549 Aces: 202 Kills: 520
Awards/Honors:
4 year Varsity starter; 2013: 2nd team All-Conference 2014: 2A All-State HM, 2A NW All-District, 1st team All-Conference, 3rd team NW IA Review 2015: 2A 3rd team All-State, 1st team All-Conference, 2A NW All-District, 1st team NW IA Review
Commited To: Wayne State College
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the state volleyball tournament with my teammates and friends.
Alyssa Ballenger
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Steve Ballenger Rachel Ballenger
High School: Ankeny High School
Coach: Joe Morton
Career High School Stats: 1,535 Kills - 1,093 Digs - 89% Serving efficiency - 111 Aces - 166 Blocks *Incomplete*
Awards/Honors:
4 year Varsity starter, 2013 Honorable Mention All Conference. 2014 2nd team All-CIC, 1st team All conference Eastern Division, Honorable Mention All State Class 5A, 1st Team All-District. 2015 Des Moines Register CIML Elite Team, Team Captain, Honorable Mention All State Class 5A, 1st team All-District, 1st team All-CIC, 1st team All conference Eastern Division, Des Moines Register Elite 8.
Commited To: Wayne State College
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating our cross-town rival my Freshman and Senior seasons.
Becca Pagel
Position: DS/OH
Parents Name(s): Ben Pagel Gwen Pagel
High School: Sumner-Fredericksburg High School
Coach: Gwen Pagel
Career High School Stats: Stats as of 10/17/16 : Kills:993, Digs: 1,245, Assists: 1,733, Aces: 198
Awards/Honors:
4 year letter winner, 2013 2nd team all conference UIC, 2014 & 2015 1st team all conference NICL, All district 2013,2014,& 2015, 2013 IGCA Honorable Mention, 2014 IGCA 2nd Team, 2014 All Tournament Team , 2015 IGCA 1st Team, 2015 DSM Register All-Iowa Honorable Mention, 2015 All tournament team/team captain
Commited To: Winona State University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the 2015 State Championship for the first time in school history.
Elizabeth Fleckenstein
Position: Outside Hitter/DS
Parents Name(s): Joe and Karen Fleckenstein
High School: Wahlert Catholic High School
Coach: Lindsey Beaves
Career High School Stats: 2013–Present—538 Kills, 0.252 Kill Eff., 2.34 dig/set
Awards/Honors:
3 year varsity letter winner, 2015 State Semi-Finalist (HHS), Mississippi Valley Conference 2nd Team, Telegraph Herald 3rd Team All Area, Iowa High Performance International Team (2015), Competed in USA 17Open (2016)
Future Plans: I want to pursue a Business Degree and play collegiate volleyball. I have not decided on a school yet.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating the Dominican Republic in 5 sets at the High Performance Championships in Des Moines (2015). I got to play with some of the most talented girls and we had a blast together.
Ellie Anderson
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Tom & Sharon Anderson
High School: Linn-Mar
Coach: Teresa Bair
Career High School Stats: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (as of 10.13.2016) Career Total Assists:379, 496, 803, 436 = 2,493 Career Aces:14, 63, 47, 48 = 172
Awards/Honors:
4 year Varsity starter as setter. Assist record holder prior to senior year at Linn-Mar High School. 1st Team All Conference 1st Team All Metro Aces record holder at Linn-Mar High School.
Commited To: University of Denver
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the MVC Mississippi Conference for the first time in Linn-Mar history.
Emily Plock
Position: Opposite/RS
Parents Name(s): Ryan Plock Natalie Plock
High School: Southeast Polk
Coach: Matt Parker
Career High School Stats: Career Statistics (as of 10/17/2016) Kills: 1,539 (1st SEP) Digs: 819 (4th SEP) Aces: 176 (2nd SEP) Blocks: 187 (2nd SEP)
Awards/Honors:
2013 Honorable Mention All-Eastern Division CIC 2014 All-District 1st Team All-CIC 1st Team All-Eastern Division CIC (unanimous) 2015 1st Team All-State 1st Team All-CIC 1st Team All-Eastern Division CIC Des Moines Register All-CIML 2nd Team 2016 USA Junior U20 National Training Team Participant (July, 2016) USA Today Preseason National H.S. All-American Des Moines Register Preseason All-Iowa Elite 8 Academic All-State 1st Team All-CIML Central (unanimous)
Commited To: Drake University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
My favorite memory will always be playing with my HS teammates each year and drawing closer and closer to them as the year progressed.
Erika Feenstra
Position: MH/RB
Parents Name(s): Randy and Lynette Feenstra
High School: Western Christian High School
Coach: Tammi Veerbeek
Career High School Stats: 298 Blocks, 584 Kills, Serve Eff. 91.8%
Awards/Honors:
2014 State Volleyball Runner-up, 2015 State Volleyball Champion, 2015 Volleyball All Conference, All District, and HM All State, 2016 1st Team All Conference
Future Plans: Undecided - Attend college and play either volleyball, basketball, or run track.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the State Championship in 2015 and playing with my best friends.
Gillian Gergen
Position: MB/OPP
Parents Name(s): Christopher Gergen Teresa Gergen
High School: Janesville CSD
Coach: Shelly Sorensen
Career High School Stats: TOTAL STATS AS OF 10/16/16... Kills- 1,214 Aces- 106 Digs- 354 Blocks Total- 249
Awards/Honors:
Iowa Star North Second Team All-Conference (2013) Lettered (2013) IGCA First Team All-State (2014) Class 1A NE Iowa All-District Team (2014) Iowa Star North First Team All-Conference (2014) Iowa Star Elite Team (2014) Des Moines Register All Iowa Volleyball Team (2014) Lettered (2014) IGCA First Team All-State (2015) Class 1A NE All-District Team (2015) Iowa Star North First-Team All Conference (2015) Iowa Star Elite Team (2015) Des Moines Register All Iowa Volleyball Team (2015) Lettered (2015)
Commited To: Drake University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
State volleyball and all of the memories that go with it
Haley Lyness
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Mark Lyness Amy Lyness
High School: West Delaware
Coach: Brett Mather
Career High School Stats: Kills: 607, Aces: 105, Digs: 627, Blocks: 91
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity letter winner, 1st Team All Conference, State Qualifier (2013,2014,2015), 4A 2015 State Champion
Future Plans: Study Speech Pathology (undecided)
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 2015 4A Volleyball State Championship for the first time in West Delaware history. Also being 4x Wamac East Champions.
Hannah Becker
Position: OH / MH
Parents Name(s): Mike Becker Debra Becker
High School: North Polk
Coach: Matt Overton
Career High School Stats: (as of 10-15-16) 1440 Kills, .358 Hitting Efficiency, 500 Digs, 160 Blocks
Awards/Honors:
2 time Unanimous 1st team HIOC All-Conference, 2 time 3A Central All-District, 2 time 3A All-State
Commited To: Southern Illinois University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing 4 times in USAV Jr National Championships; two times in Open Division against the toughest competition in the nation.
Hannah Lockin
Position: setter/OH
Parents Name(s): Rhonda Lockin Doug Lockin
High School: West Des Moines Valley
Coach: Jeremy Mikesell
Career High School Stats: 2016 Valley High School: 429 kills: 4.52 kills/set: .369 kill eff. .935 serve eff: .43 aces/set; 205 digs; 41 blocks;
Awards/Honors:
4 yr. varsity letterwinner Valley High School 2013-2016 Iowa High Performance International Team; 2015 1st Team All State & CIML 2015 Des Moines Register Prep of the Week 2014 1st Team CIML West Div.; CIML VB Academic All Conf 2014-15; Academic Letter Valley High School; 2016 National Council on Youth Leadership; National Honor Society;
Commited To: Baylor University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning 2015 Northern Lights Qualifier, Open Division, as part of All Iowa Attack 18U.
Isabella Sade
Position: Middle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Teresa Sade Phillip Sade
High School: Marion High School
Coach: Roxanne Paulsen
Career High School Stats: 1067 Kills, 270 Blocks, 123 Aces
Awards/Honors:
3 year Varsity letter winner, National Honors Society, 2014: state qualifier,All District, 2nd Team All Conference, Honorable Mention All State, Honorable Mention All-Metro, All Tournament Team 2015: state qualifier, All District, First Team All State, Athletic Academic Excellence, First Team All Conference, First Team All-Metro, named a top 50 Junior by Prep volleyball.com, GJNC 2016 All Tournament Team
Commited To: University of Nebraska Omaha
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the State Tournament
Jaydlin Seehase
Position: OH/RS
Parents Name(s): Deloris Vrzak Travis Seehase
High School: Sumner-Fredericksburg
Coach: Gwen Pagel
Career High School Stats: 2016 Season: Kills- 343 Blocks- 46 Serves- 291 Digs- 176 Total Stats: Kills- 1,406 Blocks- 162 1,000 Kills achieved junior year
Awards/Honors:
4 Time Letter Winner; 2nd Team All Confernce; 1st Team All Conference; All District; All State; Des Moines Register All-Iowa 2A Team 3 years and All-Academic Awards
Commited To: University of Northern Iowa
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Making it to 2A center court at the 2015 State Tournament.
Jessica Harald
Position: Outside Hitter
Parents Name(s): Jeff & Alicia Harald
High School: Sioux Center High School
Coach: Julie Oldenkamp
Career High School Stats: (2013-present) 903 kills, 842 digs, 146 blocks
Awards/Honors:
4x varsity letter winner, Sophomore: 2nd team All-conference Junior: 1st team All-conference, 1st team All N'West Iowa Review, 1st team All-district, 1st team All-state
Future Plans: Attend a 4-year college for nursing degree
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Going to the state tournament and being able to play the game with my best friends
Josie Blankespoor
Position: MH/OH
Parents Name(s): Darin Denise
High School: Unity Christian High School
Coach: Patty Timmermans
Career High School Stats: Kills: 918 Kill Eff: .325 blocks: 305 digs: 306
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity starter; 2013--2nd team All-conference; 2014--2nd team All-conference; 2015--1st team All-conference, 2A NW All-District, 3rd Team NW IA Review
Future Plans: Attend Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, to study Business/Marketing and play volleyball.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in 5 sets at the state tournament in 2014.
Kaitlin Niedert
Position: OH/MH
Parents Name(s): David and Karrie Niedert
High School: Independence
Coach: Joe Schmitz
Career High School Stats: 1435 Kills, 764 Digs, 254 Blocks, 203 Aces
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity starter, 2x team captain, Wamac West- Honorable Mention 2013, 1st Team 2014 & 2015, All District-2014 & 2015, 3A 2nd Team All-State 2014, 4A Honorable Mention All-State 2015 Waterloo Courier Prep to Watch - 2014, 2015, 2016 Prepvolleyball.com's Soph79(High Honorable Mention) USAV All Tournament Team 2016(National Division)
Commited To: Upper Iowa University, Plans to major in Elementary Education
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the Wamac West Conference and going to State for the first time in school history in 2013 and getting to do it all with my sister on the same team.
Kaitlyn Mohwinkle
Position: Right Side
Parents Name(s): Jeff Kerri
High School: Aplington Parkersburg
Coach: Jana Surratt
Career High School Stats: 778 total kills, 65 aces, 129 blocks, and 309 digs.
Awards/Honors:
First team all conference of NICL West sophomore year and MVP of the conference junior year. Voted team MVP sophomore and junior year. 2016 prep to watch for Waterloo Courier.
Commited To: Winona State University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Team camp and beating BCLUW in 5 sets junior year.
Kaitlyn Volesky
Position: Right Side
Parents Name(s): Jennifer Volesky Jeff Volesky
High School: Mount Vernon High School
Coach: Maggie Willems
Career High School Stats: 2013 - present: 919 kills, 207 blocks, 166 digs
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity letter winner, 1st Team All Conference 2015 & 2016, 2013 State Qualifier, 2014 State Runner-Up, 2015 State Qualifier, KCRG Athlete of the Week sophomore year
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year college and play basketball; undecided major
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Everything I've gotten to experience with my teammates and best friends.
Karsyn Winterfeld
Position: Outside/Left Back
Parents Name(s): Dan & Sara Winterfeld
High School: Western Christian
Coach: Tammi Veerbeek
Career High School Stats: Kills: 874 Kill Eff: .318 Digs: 875 Aces: 235
Awards/Honors:
3 year Varsity starter, all around. Soph: State Runner ups, 2nd team All State, 2nd team All Conference, NW Iowa Review 2nd team. Junior: State Champions, 2nd team All State, 1st team All Conference and All District. NW Iowa Review 2nd team. Senior: First team All Conference, Sioux City Journal Athlete of the Week Academic: A- honor roll all 4 years, National Honor Society.
Commited To: Northwestern College, Orange City IA
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
The excitement in the locker room before our State Championship in 2015
Kylee Macke
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Sam & Wendy Macke
High School: Ankeny Centennial High School
Coach: Jessica Rinehart
Career High School Stats: 2015 season to present: 846 digs, 4.5 digs/set, 596 serves (93% eff), 52 aces
Awards/Honors:
2014, 2015 Class 5A State Champions 2015 5A All Tournament Team 2015 All CIML 2nd Team (Des Moines Register) 2015 All State Honorable Mention 2015 All Division 1st Team 2015 All Conference 2nd Team 2014-2016 Varsity Letter 2016 Team Captain
Commited To: Drake University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
When Coach Rinehart did somersaults across the ballroom at the state tournament
Kylie DeBerg
Position: OH/MH
Parents Name(s): Jill Kuyava Mike DeBerg
High School: Hudson High School
Coach: Steve Baird
Career High School Stats: Kills- 1277 Aces- 195 Blocks- 335 Digs- 729
Awards/Honors:
2015: First team all conference, first team all district, second team all state.
Commited To: University of Illinois
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Beating the Dominican Republic in 5 sets at the High Performance Championships in Des Moines (2015).
Libby Ryan
Position: Libero
Parents Name(s): Dave Ryan Heidi Ryan
High School: Mount Vernon
Coach: Maggie Willems
Career High School Stats: 1701 Digs 141 Aces
Awards/Honors:
2013- Honorable Mention Wamac All-Conference 2014- 2nd Team Wamac All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State, 2nd Team All-State INA, IGHSAU State All-Tournament Team 2015- Unanimous 1st Team Wamac All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, DM Register Elite 3A Libero, IGHSAU State All-Tournament Team 2016- Unanimous 1st Team Wamac All-Conference
Commited To: Drake University to play softball.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing in the state tournament.
Liv Winker
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Kevin Winker Sue Winker
High School: Ankeny High School
Coach: Joe Morton
Career High School Stats: 1,920 assists, 410 digs and 115 blocks.
Awards/Honors:
4 year varsity player and 3 year captain. 2014 CIML All-Academic Recognition and 2015 CIML All Division Award - Second Team Eastern Division.
Commited To: Missouri Western State University.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing our rival, Ankeny Centennial.
Macy Smith
Position: Middle Blocker
Parents Name(s): David Smith Lori Smith
High School: Spirit Lake High School
Coach: Beau Dielschneider
Career High School Stats: School record holder for blocks in a season at 145 blocks, School record holder for kills in a season at 352, School record holder for hitting efficiency in a season at .410, 855 career kills, 356 career blocks
Awards/Honors:
2014 2nd Team All Conference, 2015 First Team All Conference, 2016 First Team All Conference, Prep Volleyball Fab 50 freshman list
Commited To: South Dakota State University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
The entire experience of competing with my club teammates at nationals.
Megan Hudson
Position: OH
Parents Name(s): Ray & Terra Hudson
High School: Union High School
Coach: Brian Jesse
Career High School Stats: 506 kills this season. 227 digs and 77 blocks. 1,532 kills total. Four year varsity starter.
Awards/Honors:
All State honorable mention, 2nd Team All state, NICL All Conference, 2nd Team All Conference, All district team, Iowa All American by Des Moines Register, State qualifier,2x state champ in track, team runner up in track, Drake Relays qualifier and placer, runner up in 100m hurdles in 2015 and 2016, HP National Team, National qualifier in USA volleyball.
Future Plans: Attend Hawkeye or a four year University for PTA.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Making it to state Sophomore year.
Meredith Sieck
Position: setter
Parents Name(s): Rod Teresa
High School: Ankeny Centennial High School
Coach: Jessica Rinehart
Career High School Stats:
Awards/Honors:
Two time State volleyball Champion. Varsity Team Captain, Three time varsity letter winner, academic all conference.
Future Plans: Attend 4 year University majoring in Pre-Medicine/Biology. Play collegiate volleyball.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 2015 State Championship!
Piper Mauck
Position: Setter
Parents Name(s): Kent and Sheila Mauck
High School: Des Moines Roosevelt
Coach: Mark Steinbach
Career High School Stats: Career totals: 2,769 assists; 925 digs; 287 blocks; 523 kills with a .343 efficiency; .917 serving efficiency with 217 aces
Awards/Honors:
Ranked by Prep Volleyball as No. 24 player and No. 4 setter in Top 100 Senior Aces. Ranked by Prep Volleyball as a Top 50 Junior. USA Volleyball HP 2016 Women’s Junior National A1 training team and 2015 Youth National A1 training team. 2015 AVCA Phenom List. Qualified for USA Volleyball Junior National Beach Championship (2013, 2014). Des Moines Register 2015 and 2016 Iowa Eight (top eight players in state based on performance and potential). Des Moines Register 2015 All-Iowa Elite Volleyball Team Honorable Mention. Des Moines Register two-time All Central Iowa Metro League Elite (CIML) 2nd Team (2014, 2015). IGCA 2015 Class 5-A All-State Team Honorable Mention and Class 5-A All-District Team. Two-time CIML First Team All Conference (2014, 2015). Leads all setters in Iowa in blocks per set 2016 (1.19). Four-year varsity volleyball letter winner. Three-year academic letter winner and academic all conference.
Commited To: Iowa State University
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 2015 CIML Metro Conference title.
Taryn Knuth
Position: MIddle Hitter
Parents Name(s): Dawn Knuth Jim Knuth
High School: Johnston High School
Coach: Rick Brooks
Career High School Stats: Kills: 917 Hitting %: .321 Blocks: 301 Digs: 510 Serving: 90.4%
Awards/Honors:
4 year Academic all-conference, National Honor Society, 4 year varsity letter winner. 2013: state qualifier. 2014: state qualifier, 2nd team all-conference western division, 2nd team all-CIC, USA HP Championships all-tournament team. 2015: state qualifier, 1st team all conference western division, 1st team all-CIC, DM Register Iowa 8, Class 5A all-district, DM register CIML Elite 2nd team, DM Register All-Iowa Elite hon. mention, IGCA 2nd team all-state, named a Top 50 Junior by prep volleyball.com. 2016: DM Register Iowa 8, ranked #9 Senior Ace by prep volleyball.com, named 17's Club volleyball 3rd team All-American by prep volleyball.com, American Family Insurance All-USA preseason volleyball team, MaxPreps preseason All-American volleyball team, member of USA women's junior national team.
Commited To: Florida State University to play indoor and beach volleyball.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Playing on the USA women's junior national team this past summer.