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Posted November 9, 2009
State volleyball: Class 4A capsules

Class 4A state volleyball capsules, in bracket order:

 

WEST DES MOINES VALLEY

Nickname: Tigers

Coach: Doug Frazell (7th year, 213-78)

Record and ranking: 34-6, No. 6

State tournament history: 6th appearance, first since 2005.

Probable starters

8 Rachel Hussey 5-9 Sr. S

5 Cari Miller 6-0 Jr. MB

7 Paige Harris 5-7 Sr. S

4 Alex Borlabi 5-8 Sr. OH

9 Ashlyn DeHoogh 5-10 Sr. MB

6 Bailey Wilson 6-0 Jr. OH

1 Kristen Ogden 5-4 Sr. DS

 

DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD

Nickname: Mustangs

Coach: Randy Dolson (3rd year, 95-19)

Record and ranking: 32-5, No. 4

State tournament history: 12th appearance, State champions in 1975 and 2003.

Probable starters

4 Molly Dolson 5-7 Sr. S

13 Paige Brimeyer 5-11 Sr. MB

18 Rachel Splinter 5-9 Jr. OH

5 Betsy Nauman 5-8 Sr. DS

12 Kayla Voorhees 5-11 So. MB

14 Audrey Reeg 5-8 Fr. OH

2 Ashley Smith 5-5 Jr. L

 

CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER

Nickname: Saints

Coach: Barb Brunow (1st year, 20-18)

Record and ranking: 20-18

State tournament history: 2nd appearance, other was 2004.

Probable starters

7 Shelby Woods 5-10 Sr. S

15 Moleigh Ryther 5-11 Jr. OH

8 Tyler Sampson 5-11 Jr. OH

6 Alex Saxen 5-11 Jr. MB

10 Kelly Biermann 6-0 So. MB

14 Rachel Swanke 5-9 Jr. OH

2 Bailey Kaloupek 5-6 Jr. DS

 

ANKENY

Nickname: Hawkettes

Coach: Dave Whims (8th year at Ankeny, 334-47; overall, 31st year, 810-136)

Record and ranking: 32-1, No. 1

State tournament history: 10th appearance. Three titles, including one last year.

Probable starters

2 Rheanna Egli 5-8 Sr. S

11 Lindsey Petersen 5-10 Sr. OH

13 Erin Roggenburg 5-11 Jr. MB

4 Taylor Goetz 5-7 Jr. S

5 Katie Cox 5-10 Jr. OH

16 Amber Aschoff 6-1 Sr. OH

12 Iwa Belisario 5-2 Sr. L

LINN-MAR

Nickname: Lions

Coach: Rob Justis (2nd year, 47-33)

Record and ranking: 26-14, No. 9

State tournament history: 1st appearance.

Probable starters

13 Morgan Rushford 5-7 Sr. S

11 Morgan Terpstra 5-10 Sr. MB

18 Kiah Stokes 6-3 Jr. OH

7 Chelsea Burkle 5-11 Sr. MB

22 Sami Sylvester 5-7 Sr. OH

12 Claire Meyer 5-10 Jr. OH

 

IOWA CITY WEST

Nickname: Women of Troy

Coach: Kathy Bresnahan (18th year at West, 459-143; overall, 547-166)

Record and ranking: 37-2, No. 2

State tournament history: 8th appearance. A 4A semifinalist last year.

Probable starters

14 Alli O’Deen 5-11 Jr. OH

4 Christiana Fairfield 5-8 Sr. S

18 Olivia Fairfield 5-11 So. MB

3 Jessica Gehrke 5-10 Sr. OH

7 Lexi Potter 5-11 Jr. MB

13 Katie Kelley 5-6 Jr. L

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Nickname: Lynx

Coach: Yvonne Carson (4th year at CBAL, 121-65)

Record and ranking: 37-11, No. 7

State tournament history: 9th appearance. Most recent was 2007.

Probable starters

2 Emily Carson 6-1 Sr. OH

1 Sierra Nighswonger 5-8 Jr. S

6 Katie Steenbock 5-10 Sr. MB

7 Nataie Storey 5-4 Sr. DS

17 Chelsea Colpitts 6-0 Sr. MB

10 Jordan Gillenwater 5-11 Jr. OH

 

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

Nickname: Cougars

Coach: Michelle Goodall (11th year at Kennedy, 254-151)

Record and ranking: 34-4, No. 3

State tournament history: 15th appearance. Semifinalist last year, champion in 1979.

Probable starters

9 Katie Sickelka 5-11 Jr. MB

1 Kristen Hahn 5-6 Sr. L

6 Morgan Guge 5-8 Sr. OH

4 Alexus Litts 5-10 Jr. S

15 Haley Brightwell 5-11 Sr. MB

17 Laura Boenish 5-9 Sr. DS

3 Olivia Meier 5-9 Jr. DS

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