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Posted November 6, 2012
State volleyball: 1A capsules

Team capsules for the Class 1A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament (in bracket order):

No. 6 STANTON (34-2)

Nickname: Viqueens

Coach: Jody Druivenga (1st year, 34-2)

Tourney history: 3rd appearance, and third in a row.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
6Rachel Sorensen5-6Sr.OH
8Ragen Anderson5-4Sr.S
10Kara Allen5-11 Sr.MH
12Rochelle Sink5-6Sr.S
13Carmen Subbert5-7Jr.OH
14Erin Dekay5-9Jr.MH


No. 4 JANESVILLE (31-8)

Nickname: Wildcats

Coach: Shelly Sorensen (22nd year at Janesville, 453-222; 26th year overall)

Tourney history: 3rd appearance, and third in a row. Semifinalists last year.

Starting lineup:

No. Name Yr.Pos.
Destiny Christopher  Jr.L
7Kendyl Sorge So.OH
8Brittney Hanson Jr.S
12Sylvia Amile Jr.OH
13Emily Ruth Sr.MH
14Anna Backstrom Jr.OH



Nickname: Defenders

Coach: Matt Thompson (15th year, 381-185)

Tourney history: 8th appearance, most recent in 2010. State champions in 2002.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
2Emily Wolfe5-7Jr.OH
10Kaylee Whittington5-11So.MH
14Dani DeGraff5-6So.OH
15Maddie Thompson6-0Jr.MH
16Bailey Oberbroeckling6-0Sr.OH
17McKaylla Bell5-6 Jr.


No. 1 GRUNDY CENTER (33-6)

Nickname: Spartans

Coach: Darwin Sents (15th year, 446-124)

Tourney history: 6th appearance, and third in a row.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
3Samantha Meyers5-11Sr.OH
5Peyton Ralston5-6So.DS
8Riley Sents5-5So.L
9Stephanie Faust5-10So.MH
11Heather Hook 6-0Sr.S
12Riley Ackerman5-9Sr.OH


No. 7 LE MARS GEHLEN (21-10)

Nickname: Jays

Coach: Mike Meyer (33rd year, 779-259; 173-76 at Gehlen)

Tourney history: 6th appearance, and fourth in a row. Runners-up last year.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
4Morgan Whitehead5-10So.MH
7Abby Freking 5-6Sr.
12Katelin Langel5-10Sr.OH
13Bailey Wiltgen5-9Jr.OH
14Alison Schnepf5-9Jr.OH
3/16Shannon Smith5-4Sr.L


No. 3 TRIPOLI (35-5)

Nickname: Panthers

Coach: Will Baumann (8th year at Tripoli, 236-45; overall, 272-54)

Tourney history: 14th appearance, all in the last 15 years. Ten-time state champions, including four in a row.

Starting lineup:

No. Name Yr.Pos.
4Bailey Kirchhoff Sr.OH
8Ashlen Damm Sr.OH
10Toni Moeller Jr.S
12Heather Heine Fr.MH
15Courtney Anderson Sr.MH
17Paige Figanbaum Jr.



Nickname: Mohawks

Coach: Jill Herrig (4th year, 95-38)

Tourney history: 2nd appearance, other was in 2004.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
Kelli Herrig5-8Sr.MH
7Jacquel Frett5-8Sr.OH
8Danielle Bender5-11Sr.OH
10Kelsey Tebbe5-6Sr.S
11Erica Sieverding5-9Sr.MH 
12 Lauren Swain5-11Sr.OH



Nickname: Crusaders

Coach: Melissa Freesmeier (20th year, 685-142; 8th year at Holy Trinity, 329-55)

Tourney history: 6th appearance, including three straight. West Point Marquette was an eight-time qualifier with two titles.

Starting lineup:

No. NameHt.Yr.Pos.
Amanda Welding5-2Sr.L
2Jordan Freesmeier5-9Sr.OH
7Emily Tinguely5-5Sr.
11Caitlin Fraise 5-11Sr.OH
20Nicole Wilkens5-10So.OH
21Mikaela Foecke6-3So.MH 


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