116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Capsules on Gazette area teams that have qualified for the state volleyball tournament, Nov. 1-4 at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse.
Iowa City Liberty
Record and ranking: No. 1, 34-4
Co-coaches: Randy Dolson (5th year at Liberty, 123-45); Allie Kelly (1st year, 34-4)
Tournament history: 3rd appearance, and third in a row. Class 5A runner-up last year.
First-round opponent: Lightning will face No. 10 Johnston (27-11) in a 5A quarterfinal at noon Monday.
Kills per set — Cassidy Hartman (jr.), 4.13; Shelby Kimm (jr.), 2.72; Sam Harvey (sr.), 1.64
Assists per set — Mariah Rollins (soph.), 6.08
Digs per set — Gabbie Schroeder (sr.), 5.31
Blocks per set — Harvey, 0.54
Aces per set — Kimm, 0.51
Cedar Rapids Xavier
Record and ranking: 29-4, No. 4
Coach: Austin Filer (6th year, 176-46)
Tournament history: 10th appearance, and sixth in a row. Won the 4A championship last year.
First-round opponent: Saints will face No. 5 Marion (36-8) in a 4A quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Monday.
Kills per set — Maya Karl (sr.), 3.36; Libby Fandel (fr.), 2.59; Bella Musick (sr.), 2.21
Assists per set — Riley Jonker (sr.), 9.51
Digs per set — Brooklyn Miller (jr.), 3.59
Blocks per set — Karl, 0.92
Aces per set — Miller, 0.49
Record and ranking: 36-8, No. 5
Coach: Roxanne Paulsen (18th year at Marion, 557-221; 22nd year overall, 583-282)
Tournament history: 10th appearance. Class 3A champion in 2008.
First-round opponent: Wolves will face No. 4 Cedar Rapids Xavier (29-4) in a 4A quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Monday.
Kills per set — Avery Van Hook (jr.), 2.97; Peyton Johnson (jr.), 2.10; Michaela Goad (soph.), 1.84
Assists per set — Elise Mehaffy (sr.), 5.81
Digs per set — Natalee Hartman (soph.), 3.94
Blocks per set — Gracie Goad (sr.), 1.89
Aces per set — Van Hook, 0.48
Record and ranking: 31-3, No. 1
Coach: Megan Scherrman (8th year at Western Dubuque, 157-74; 10th year overall, 194-121)
Tournament history: 5th appearance, third in a row. Class 4A runner-up in 2019.
First-round opponent: Bobcats will face unranked Sioux City Heelan (20-16) in a 4A quarterfinal at 4 p.m. Monday.
Kills per set — Meredith Bahl (sr.), 4.47; Maddie Harris (sr.), 3.63; Libby Lansing (jr.), 2.36
Assists per set — Madison Maahs (sr.), 11.01
Digs per set — Ella Meyer (jr.), 5.05
Blocks per set — Lansing, 0.93
Aces per set — Harris, 0.44
Record and ranking: 34-12, No. 5
Coach: Maggie Willems (11th year, 317-125)
Tournament history: 16th appearance, fourth consecutive. Four-time champion (1984, 2009, 2010, 2019).
First-round opponent: Mustangs will face No. 4 West Liberty (37-4) in a 3A quarterfinal at noon Tuesday.
Kills per set — Chloe Meester (fr.), 3.68; Brooke Ellyson (soph.), 1.87; Madeleine Miller (jr.), 1.63
Assists per set — Miller, 9.32
Digs per set — Kameron Brand (jr.), 4.21
Blocks per set — Parker Whitham (jr.), 0.65
Aces per set — Miller, 0.47
Record and ranking: No. 2, 40-5
Coach: Brett Mather (26th year at West Delaware, 839-199; 911-223 overall)
Tournament history: 14th appearance (all since 2003), fourth consecutive. Class 3A champion in 2015, 4A runner-up last year.
First-round opponent: Hawks will face No. 7 Unity Christian (36-6) in a 3A quarterfinal at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Kills per set — Alivia Schulte (jr.), 3.51; Jaci Bries (sr.), 2.07; Brooke Krogmann (fr.), 1.65
Assists per set — Carlee Smith (sr.), 9.49
Digs per set — Ella Koloc (sr.), 4.36
Blocks per set — Bries, 0.44
Aces per set — Kayla Felton (sr.), 0.48
Record and ranking: 37-4, No. 4
Coach: Ruben Galvan
Tournament history: 10th appearance. Class 3A runner-up in 2015.
First-round opponent: Comets will face No. 5 Mount Vernon (34-12) in a 3A quarterfinal at noon Tuesday.
Kills per set — Macy Daufeldt (sr.), 5.85; Sophie Buysse (fr.), 2.03; Mylei Henderson (sr.), 1.35
Assists per set — Brooklyn Buysse (jr.), 9.57
Digs per set — Monica Morales (jr.), 6.23
Blocks per set — Daufeldt, 0.41
Aces per set — Morales, 0.60
Record and ranking: 33-11, No. 7
Coach: Todd Troutman (25th year, 640-206)
Tournament history: 9th appearance, fourth in five years.
First-round opponent: Blazers will face No. 3 Western Christian (38-5) in a 2A quarterfinal at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Kills per set — Kiersten Schmitt (sr.), 5.40; Jenna Lansing (jr.), 1.99; Lauren Osterhaus (sr.), 1.46
Assists per set — Leah Wessels (sr.), 10.23
Digs per set — Olivia Hogan (sr.), 5.54
Blocks per set — Shelby Pirc (jr.), 0.65
Aces per set — Lansing, 0.52
Record and ranking: 30-10, No. 12
Coach: Channing Halstead (8th year, 174-90)
Tournament history: 3rd appearance, all since 2017. Class 1A semifinalist in 2019.
First-round opponent: The Redhawks will face No. 2 Le Mars Gehlen (25-5) in a 1A quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Kills per set — Shae Ewoldt (jr.), 2.89; Jadyn Rausch (jr.), 2.34; Lainey Willenbring (jr.), 1.81
Assists per set — Rausch, 6.66
Digs per set — Kaitlyn Calderwood (sr.), 4.24
Blocks per set — Ewoldt, 0.32
Aces per set — Rausch, 0.61
Record and ranking: 33-4, No. 3
Coach: Claude Howard (9th year at Springville, 253-90)
Tournament history: 8th appearance, seventh in the last nine years.
First-round opponent: The Orioles will face No. 11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (29-13) in a 1A quarterfinal at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Kills per set — Lauren Wilson (sr.), 2.57; Kennady Breitfelder (jr.), 2.31; Lily Clark (jr.), 1.74
Assists per set — Nia Howard (jr.), 8.95
Digs per set — Grace Matus (sr.), 4.53
Blocks per set — Clark, 0.63
Aces per set — Savannah Nealman (sr.), 0.69