Prep Volleyball

Iowa high school state volleyball: Class 3A predictions, capsules, stat leaders

Mount Vernon's Rory Light gets a kill against Williamsburg in a Wamac Tournament match on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Mount Vernon's Rory Light gets a kill against Williamsburg in a Wamac Tournament match on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
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A closer look at this week’s Class 3A state volleyball tournament.

Team capsules

 

No. 4 Davenport Assumption (31-5)

Nickname — Knights

Coach — Bre Scherler (4th year, 107-36)

Tournament history: 4th appearance, all since 2012.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

2 Emma Van Severen 5-7 Sr. L

3 Carly King 5-9 Sr. MH

4 Lea Nelson 5-7 Sr. S

7 Anna Vonderhaar 6-1 Sr. OH

12 Kylie Welch 5-8 Jr. OH

13 Emma Schubert 5-10 So. OH

19 Maddy Mayeski 6-0 Sr. MH

 

No. 6 Osage (29-6)

Nickname — Green Devils

Coach — Andie Olson (13th year, 265-204)

Tournament history: 13th appearance, and third straight. 3A semifinalist last year.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Kourtney Chambers 5-3 Sr. L

2 Danielle Johnson 5-0 So. OH

3 Sydney Midlang 5-11 Sr. MH

4 Paige Kisley 5-7 So. OH

5 Kaebre Sullivan 6-0 Fr. MH

10 Rylie Olson 5-9 Sr. S

11 Ellie Bobinet 5-9 So. OH

 

No. 1 Carroll Kuemper (42-1)

Nickname — Knights

Coach — Keith Stickrod (10th year, 289-61)

Tournament history: 11th appearance, sixth in seven seasons. Semifinalist last year.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

2 Aimee Adams 6-1 Sr. OH

3 Grace Molak 5-7 Sr. OH

4 Anna Niehaus 5-8 Jr. OH

5 Courtney Schenkelberg 5-11 Sr. OH

9 Kata Peter 6-3 Jr. MH

11 Mallory Badding 5-8 Jr. L

13 Maci Overmohle 5-9 Sr. S

 

Clarion CGD (27-8)

Nickname — Cowgirls

Coach — Katrina TerHark (6th year, 138-73)

Tournament history: 3rd appearance, first since 1998.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Megan Askelesen 5-4 Sr. L

2 Emily Kapka 5-9 Sr. MH

3 Jadyn Jondle 5-4 So. DS

8 Haley Nerem 5-8 Sr. OH

9 Vanessa Kolb 5-9 Sr. MH

10 Alaina Freisleben 5-6 So. S

17 Morgan Middleton 6-0 So. OH

 

No. 2 Tipton (37-3)

Nickname — Tigers

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Coach — Amy Calonder (16th year at Tipton, 231-241; 19th year overall, 246-308)

Tournament history: 2nd appearance, and second straight.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Karlee Kamberling 5-2 Jr. L

4 Sommer Daniel 5-9 Jr. OH

6 Amanda Smith 5-10 Sr. S

9 Jamie Kofron 5-11 Sr. MH

12 Laken Hermiston 5-5 Sr. DS

13 Blake Ehler 5-10 Sr. OH

15 Kamryn Chapman 6-0 Jr. MH

 

No. 13 New Hampton (36-5)

Nickname — Chickasaws

Coach — Jess Geerts (13th year, 269-215)

Tournament history: 3rd appearance, first since 1974.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

3 Kiersten Tenge 5-7 Jr. OH

6 Rachel Rinken 5-10 Jr. OH

10 Lauren Frerichs 5-9 Sr. S

13 Kerigan Tenge 5-10 Sr. MH

14 Maddi Moorman 5-10 Sr. MH

15 Natalie Hoey 5-5 Sr. OH

16 Ashlynn Tank 5-7 Jr. OH

 

No. 3 MOC-Floyd Valley (28-7)

Nickname — Dutch

Coach — Kate Boersma (4th year, 85-53)

Tournament history: 3rd appearance. Won state titles in 2012 and 2013.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

0 Kiernan Groendyke 5-7 So. L

1 Kaitlyn Bergsma 5-5 Sr. DS

5 Taryn Nothem 5-9 So. OH

6 Zoe Heemstra 5-10 Sr. MH

8 Jadeyn Schutt 5-9 Sr. S

11 Jazlin De Haan 6-0 So. OH

12 Karli Bomgaars 6-0 Jr. MH

 

No. 9 Mount Vernon (27-15)

Nickname — Mustangs

Coach — Maggie Willems (8th year, 215-95)

Tournament history: 13th appearance, with championships in 1984, 2009 and 2010.

Starters:

No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos

1 Jorie Randall 5-5 So. L

4 Rory Light 6-0 Sr. MH

5 Rachel Axtell 5-7 So. DS

10 Camryn Ellyson 5-10 So. MH

12 Ella Brase 5-9 Sr. S

14 Mazie Rubner 5-9 So. OH

17 Natalie Welch 6-0 So. OH

 

Predictions

 

Quarterfinals

Davenport Assumption over Osage in 5

Carroll Kuemper over Clarion CGD in 3

Tipton over New Hampton in 4

MOC-Floyd Valley over Mount Vernon in 5

Semifinals

Carroll Kuemper over Davenport Assumption in 4

Tipton over MOC-Floyd Valley in 5

Championship

Carroll Kuemper over Tipton in 4

 

Stat leaders

KILLS PER SET

Morgan Middleton, Clarion CGD 4.74

Sommer Daniel, Tipton 4.11

Jazlin DeHaan, MOC-Floyd Valley 4.03

Aimee Adams, Carroll Kuemper 3.58

Daniell Johnson, Osage 3.24

ASSISTS PER SET

Rylie Olson, Osage 9.66

Maci Overmohle, Carroll Kuemper 9.36

Lea Nelson, Davenport Assumption 8.84

Lauren Frerichs, New Hampton 8.68

Alaina Freisleben, Clarion CGD 8.40

DIGS PER SET

Emma Van Severen, Davenport Assumption 4.96

Jorie Randall, Mount Vernon 4.68

Mallory Badding, Carroll Kuemper 4.61

Karlee Kamberling, Tipton 3.57

Blake Ehler, Tipton 3.17

ACES PER SET

Zoe Heemstra, MOC-Floyd Valley 0.80

Emma Van Severan, Davenport Assumption 0.64

Amanda Smith, Tipton 0.64

Kylie Welch, Davenport Assumption 0.58

Rachel Rinken, New Hampton 0.53

BLOCKS PER SET

Rory Light, Mount Vernon 1.12

Maddy Mayeski, Davenport Assumption 0.92

Zoe Heemstra, MOC-Floyd Valley 0.90

Sydney Midlang, Osage 0.78

Kara Peter, Carroll Kuemper 0.72

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