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Posted November 9, 2009
State volleyball: Class 2A capsules

Class 2A state volleyball capsules, in bracket order:

 

IKM-MANNING

Nickname: Wolves

Coach: Kathy Lage (25th year, 484-178)

Record and ranking: 33-5, No. 9

State tournament history: 2nd appearance. Manning qualified seven times.

Probable starters

3 Ashley Lage 5-5 Jr. S

15 Alex Halbur 5-11 Jr. OH

9 Shelby Hansen 5-9 Sr. OH

7 Liz Halbur 5-9 So. MB

10 Ashley Hagedorn 5-8 Sr. OH

12 Becky Halbur 5-11 Sr. MB

 

WESTERN CHRISTIAN

Nickname: Wolfpack

Coach: Tammi Veerbeek (11th year at Western, 478-56; overall, 535-78)

Record and ranking: 37-9, No. 2

State tournament history: 27th appearance, its 9th in a row. Winner of 12 titles, including three 2A crowns in a row.

Probable starters

6 Jocelyn Bousema 5-6 Sr. L

0 Abby Horstman 5-9 Jr. OH

3 Kayla Gesink 5-7 Jr. S

12 Brooke Wolterstorff 5-11 Fr. MB

13 Brandi Van Zee 5-5 Jr. DS

5 Breanna Bolkema 5-9 Jr. OH

 

SHELDON

Nickname: Orabs

Coach: Michele Hoogers (3rd year, 85-15)

Record and ranking: 37-2, No. 7

State tournament history: 2nd appearance. Other was in 1976.

Probable starters

5 Shelby Vogel 5-8 Jr. S

7 Rachel Ihnen 5-10 Sr. OH

9 Kellie Goedken 6-0 So. MB

10 Alexis Bart 5-5 Jr. OH

14 Kelly Van Wyk 5-10 Jr. MB

11 Elizabeth Ihnen 5-10 Sr. MB

3 Kellie Merley 5-4 Sr. L

 

DIKE-NEW HARTFORD

Nickname: Wolverines

Coach: Diane Harms (7th year at DNH, 224-69; overall, 16th year, 489-154)

Record and ranking: 41-3, No. 3

State tournament history: 19th appearance. Winner of seven titles, most recently in 1997.

Probable starters

3 Mckaila Bruns 6-0 Jr. MB

5 Abbie Perez 5-6 So. S

6 Kaity Brouwer 5-9 So. MB

2 Hannah Willms 6-0 Sr. OH

4 Brooke Becker 5-5 Sr. DS

9 Sara Koch 5-9 So. MB

8 Meaghan Daley 5-7 Sr. L

 

CAMANCHE

Nickname: Indians

Coach: Mark Cremer (15th year, 425-112)

Record and ranking: 42-3, No. 5

State tournament history: 4th appearance, first since runner-up finish in 1986.

Probable starters

16 Sarah Thornton 5-6 Sr. L

4 Haley Pulse 5-9 Jr. OH

3 Chelsea Moore 5-9 Sr. OH

5 Tiana Bark 5-7 Jr. S

18 Ashley Gonzalez 5-9 Jr. MB

24 Ashtyn Dixon 5-8 Sr. OH

 

WAPSIE VALLEY

Nickname: Warriors

Coach: Jolissa Ohrt (6th year, 207-17)

Record and ranking: 36-2, No. 4

State tournament history: 3rd appearance, all since 2006. Class 1A champs in 2006 and 2007.

Probable starters

23 Aarika Wittenburg 5-8 So. S

7 Eryca Hingtgen 5-10 Sr, MB

18 Bobbi Bockholt 5-7 Jr. OH

10 Lexis Kuhlmann 5-9 Jr. OH

5 Carly Wehling 5-10 Sr. OH

4 Nicole Boevers 5-3 Sr. L

 

PELLA CHRISTIAN

Nickname: Eagles

Coach: John Evenhouse (462-190)

Record and ranking: 23-14, unranked

State tournament history: 9th appearance, including three in a row.

Probable starters

11 Hannah Ver Meer 5-9 Jr. OH

13 Jenna Horstman 5-11 So. MB

4 Bakah Posthuma 5-8 Sr. S

5 Meredith Fopma 5-9 Jr. OH

8 Courtney Van Kooten 5-7 Sr. L

10 Darci Jansen 5-7 Sr. DS

 

MOUNT VERNON

Nickname: Mustangs

Coach: Shirley Ryan (36th year, 785-331)

Record and ranking: 40-1, No. 1

State tournament history: 6th appearance, its third in a row. 3A runners-up in 2007 and 2008.

Probable starters

5 Sarah Ryan 5-7 Jr. S

18 Amanda Platte 6-0 Jr. OH

13 Brianna Strong 6-2 Sr. MB

20 Ali Stark 6-1 Jr. OH

17 Courtney Kintzel 6-1 Jr. MB

1 Kylea Weber 5-6 Jr. L

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