Prep Volleyball

Iowa high school state volleyball: Class 2A predictions, capsules, stat leaders

Dyersville Beckman's Ellie Bildstein (9) and Caroline Kluesner (4) jump to block a shot against Maquoketa Valley during regional play. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Dyersville Beckman's Ellie Bildstein (9) and Caroline Kluesner (4) jump to block a shot against Maquoketa Valley during regional play. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
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A closer look at this week’s Class 2A state volleyball tournament.

Team capsules

 

No. 2 Dyersville Beckman (43-3)

Nickname — Blazers

Coach — Todd Troutman (22nd year, 535-176)

Tournament history: 7th appearance, second straight. 2A runner-up in 2000.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

2 Isabelle Bennett 5-6 Sr. OH

4 Caroline Kluesner 5-7 Sr. OH

5 Heather Boeckenstedt 5-8 Sr. OH

6 Paige McDermott 5-8 Jr. MH

9 Ellie Bildstein 5-11 Sr. MH

14 Sydney Arens 5-7 Sr. L

15 Sydney Steffen 5-6 Sr. S

 

No. 11 Wilton (36-4)

Nickname — Beavers

Coach — Brenda Grunder (32nd year, 569-379)

Tournament history: 4th appearance, first since 2004.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Kelsey Drake 5-8 Fr. OH

3 Taylor Garvin 5-8 Jr. OH

4 Eleney Owens 5-6 Sr. DS

5 Kortney Drake 5-11 Sr. OH

12 Ella Caffrey 5-9 Fr. S

24 Emily Lange 5-11 Sr. MH

33 Aubrey Putman 5-11 Sr. OH

 

No. 5 Unity Christian (30-6)

Nickname — Knights

Coach — Patty Timmermans (6th year, 180-44)

Tournament history: 18th appearance, third consecutive. Five-time champion, most recently in 2000.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

3 Corrina Timmermans 5-10 Sr. MH

4 Micah Byl 5-7 Jr. DS

6 Erin Wieringa 5-10 Sr. S

8 Danielle Kroeze 5-8 Sr. OH

10 Brooke Zevenbergen 5-8 Sr. DS

11 Jori Bronner 5-10 Sr. MH

13 Janie Schoonhoven 5-10 So. OH

 

No. 6 Dike-New Hartford (35-12)

Nickname — Wolverines

Coach — Diane Harms (16th year at DNH, 608-108; 25th year overall, 873-202)

Tournament history: 29th appearance, and 12th consecutive. Dike and DNH have combined for 13 championships, six in the last seven years.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Audrey Rickert 5-6 Jr. S

7 Morgan Weber 5-11 Jr. OH

8 Lexie Fager 5-4 Fr. L

11 Jenna Joslin 5-7 So. OH

12 Sydney Lage 5-10 Sr. OH

13 Carlee Dove 6-1 Sr. MH

16 Amber Rickert 5-9 Sr. MH

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No. 3 Western Christian (39-5)

Nickname — Wolfpack

Coach — Tammi Veerbeek (20th year at Western, 870-96; 23rd year overall, 927-118)

Tournament history: 36th appearance, and 18th straight. 15-time champion, most recently in 2016.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Madison Hofman 5-8 Sr. L

2 Olivia Granstra 5-8 Jr. S

3 Tori Wynja 5-9 Jr. S

4 Ally Postma 5-11 Jr. OH

7 Chandler Schemper 5-9 Sr. OH

10 Macay Van’t Hul 6-1 Jr. MH

12 Sienna Moss 6-0 So. MH

 

No. 8 Treynor (33-7)

Nickname — Cardinals

Coach — Kim Barents (2nd year, 66-13)

Tournament history: 15th appearance, first since 2012.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Maddie Shipley 5-9 Sr. MH

4 Jessica Vohs 5-5 Sr. L

5 Konnor Sudmann 5-8 Sr. OH

9 Kayla Chapman 5-9 Sr. OH

11 Mia Shipley 5-7 So. OH

12 Cienna Chaussee 5-9 Sr. MH

15 Sydni Huisman 5-8 Sr. S

 

No. 4 Sidney (38-2)

Nickname — Cowgirls

Coach — Amy McClintock (4th year, 136-14)

Tournament history: 4th appearance, and fourth in a row.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

2 Olivia Larsen 5-5 Jr. S

3 Maddy Duncan 5-5 Jr. OH

6 Kelsey Hobbie 5-9 Jr. MH

7 Camryn McClintock 5-7 Sr. OH

10 Makenna Jarosz 5-6 Jr. MH

12 Jaden Daffer 5-1 Sr. L

14 Presley Brumbaugh 5-5 Jr. DS

 

No. 7 Tri-Center (31-7)

Nickname — Trojans

Coach — Rachel Eikenberry (4th year, 119-16)

Tournament history: 2nd appearance, first since 1985.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Presley Pogge 5-8 So. MH

2 Olivia Maasen 5-9 Sr. OH

3 Lilly Dahir 5-7 Sr. S

10 Brooklyn Hundt 5-10 Sr. MH

11 Tatum Carlson 5-7 Fr. OH

12 Emma McDonald 5-11 Sr. OH

 

Predictions

 

Quarterfinals

Dyersville Beckman over Wilton in 4

Dike-New Hartford over Unity Christian in 5

Western Christian over Treynor in 3

Sidney over Tri-Center in 4

Semifinals

Dyersville Beckman over Dike-New Hartford in 4

Western Christian over Sidney in 4

Championship

Dyersville Beckman over Western Christian in 5

 

Stat leaders

KILLS PER SET

Aubrey Putman, Wilton 4.35

Corrina Timmermans, Unity Christian 4.34

Amber Rickert, Dike-New Hartford 3.55

Emma McDonald, Tri-Center 3.49

Morgan Weber, Dike-New Hartford 3.40

ASSISTS PER SET

Sydney Steffen, Dyersville Beckman 9.88

Olivia Larsen, Sidney 9.31

Lilly Dahir, Tri-Center 9.12

Erin Wieringa, Unity Christian 8.73

Ella Caffrey, Wilton 8.66

DIGS PER SET

Madison Hofman, Western Christian 4.75

Sydney Arens, Dyersville Beckman 4.04

Jaden Daffer, Sidney 3.87

Konnor Sudmann, Treynor 3.47

Morgan Weber, Dike-New Hartford 3.45

ACES PER SET

Olivia Maasen, Tri-Center 0.65

Morgan Weber, Dike-New Hartford 0.63

Konnor Sudmann, Treynor 0.60

Kelsey Hobbie, Sidney 0.59

Emma McDonald, Tri-Cemter 0.59

BLOCKS PER SET

Macay Van’t Hul, Western Christian 1.14

Ellie Bildstein, Dyersville Beckman 1.12

Cienna Chaussee, Treynor 0.84

Carlee Dove, Dike-New Hartford 0.69

Brooklyn Hundt, Tri-Center 0.68

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