Posted On: 11/11/14 3:04 AM

In advance of this week’s state tournament, which begins on Thursday in Lincoln, we will be publishing capsules for each of the 48 state-qualifying teams. We will publish the Class D-2 & D-1 capsules on Monday, the Class C-2 & C-1 capsules on Tuesday and the Class A & B capsules on Wednesday.

To view the brackets for each of the classes, please click HERE.

Class A

 

Omaha Marian Crusasders 

Head coach: Rochelle Rohlfs

Record: 34-7

Number of State Appearances: 29th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Sophia Terwilleger (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 333 kills, 44 ace serves, 408 digs.

Brittany Witt (5-foot-7, jr., libero) 639 digs, 578 serve receptions, 50 assists – Creighton recruit.

Andie Hanus (5-foot-7, jr., DS) 307 digs, 378 serve receptions, 34 ace serves – Missouri recruit.

 

Millard West Wildcats

Head coach: Erin Byrd

Record: 29-4

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Cassidy Loberg (6-foot, jr., MB) 244 kills, 65 blocks.

Kira Shapiro (6-foot-1, sr., RS) 233 kills, 55 blocks.

Sydney Stockfleth (5-foot-8, jr., OH/DS) 176 kills, 324 digs.

 

Lincoln North Star Navigators

Head coach: Kristi Nelson-Hitz

Record: 22-9

Number of State Appearances: 5th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Sarah Allick (6-foot-1, jr., MH) 266 kills, 86 blocks – Nebraska recruit.

Kailee Brown (5-foot-8, sr., setter) 879 assists, 40 kills, 252 digs.

Katie Hitz (6-foot-1, sr., MH) 189 kills, 97 blocks.

 

Lincoln Southeast Knights

Head coach: Annie Rice-Healey

Record: 28-4

Number of State Appearances: 8th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Meagan Roth (5-foot-11, sr., OH) 290 kills, 29 blocks, 158 digs – Nebraska-Omaha recruit.

Kylee Wurster (5-foot-8, sr., setter) 1009 assists, 61 kills, 284 digs – Colorado Christian recruit.

Nerissa Moravec (6-foot-1, jr., MB) 174 kills, 43 blocks.

 

Papillion-LaVista South Titans

Head coach: Elena Pietro

Record: 25-15

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Raegan LeGrand (5-foot-11, jr., OH) 461 kills, 27 ace serves, 327 digs – USC recruit.

Taliyah Flores (5-foot-9, fresh., OH) 347 kills, 41 ace serves, 354 digs.

Erin Warren (5-foot-8, sr., libero) 558 digs, 694 serve receptions, 63 kills – Bellevue University recruit.

 

Millard South Patriots 

Head coach: Joanne Kappas

Record: 26-12

Number of State Appearances: 16th

Last Appearance: 2007

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Jamie Hauptman (5-foot-10, sr., OH) 498 kills, 22 blocks, 265 digs – Emporia State recruit.

Lauryn Hilger (5-foot-10, sr., OH) 456 kills, 64 blocks, 344 digs – Northwestern (Iowa) recruit.

Madison Stearns (5-foot-11, soph., MB) 148 kills, 75 blocks.

 

North Platte Bulldogs 

Head coach: Laura Miller

Record: 30-5

Number of State Appearances: 17th

Last Appearance: 2009

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Olivia Nicholson (6-foot, jr., MB) 380 kills, 70 blocks, 173 digs – Colorado State recruit.

Allison Kuenle (5-foot-10, jr., OH) 392 kills, 38 blocks, 221 digs.

Jessy Hunt (6-foot-1, sr., MB) 181 kills, 82 blocks.

 

Papillion-LaVista Monarchs

Head coach: Kristen Lebeda-Svehla

Record: 40-0

Number of State Appearances: 29th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Jess Peters (5-foot-10, sr., setter) 1130 assists, 70 kills, 61 blocks – Midland University recruit.

Priscilla O’Dowd (6-foot-1, sr., MH) 375 kills, 150 blocks, 92 digs – Midland University recruit.

Katie Stephens (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 387 kills, 47 blocks, 365 digs.

 

Class B

 

Gretna Dragons

Head coach: Mike Brandon

Record: 26-6

Number of State Appearances: 8th

Last Appearance: 2012

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Halie McCardle (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 354 kills, 43 ace serves, 372 digs – Wyoming recruit.

Amanda Young (5-foot-8, jr., OH) 241 kills, 25 ace serves, 390 digs – Colorado State recruit.

Mallory Yost (6-foot, soph., MH) 157 kills, 29 blocks.

 

Elkhorn South Storm

Head coach: Brianna Ritter

Record: 24-10

Number of State Appearances: 4th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Ashley Knight (5-foot-9, sr., setter) 1016 assists, 73 kills, 270 digs – Villanova recruit.

Kelsey Green (6-foot-1, jr., MB) 393 kills, 36 blocks, 229 digs.

Sarah Swanson (6-foot-1, soph., MB) 164 kills, 35 blocks.

 

Elkhorn Antlers

Head coach: Jenny Gragert

Record: 24-9

Number of State Appearances: 19th

Last Appearance: 2010

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Nicole Skovsende (5-foot-8, jr., OH) 254 kills, 38 blocks, 305 digs.

Dani Carlson (6-foot, jr., setter) 520 assists, 126 kills, 152 digs.

Allison Hotovy (6-foot, sr., MB) 142 kills, 57 blocks.

 

Grand Island Northwest Vikings

Head coach: Diane Rouzee

Record: 26-6

Number of State Appearances: 23rd

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Erin Schleicher (6-foot, sr., RS) 146 kills, 53 blocks.

Allison Beckmann (5-foot-10, sr., MH) 165 kills, 58 blocks.

Alexandra Carlini (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 139 kills, 33 blocks, 329 digs.

 

Aurora Huskies 

Head coach: Lois Hixson

Record: 29-7

Number of State Appearances: 15th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Allison Penner (5-foot-11, sr., setter) 961 assists, 120 kills, 304 digs – UNC-Greensboro recruit.

Kiley Hixson (6-foot, jr., OH) 438 kills, 36 ace serves, 445 digs.

Logan Ohlson (5-foot-7, sr., OH) 253 kills, 41 ace serves, 406 digs.

 

Lincoln Pius X

Head coach: Jake Moore

Record: 20-19

Number of State Appearances: 25th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Sara Boothe (5-foot-7, sr., setter) 1008 assists, 109 kills, 450 digs – Coastal Carolina recruit.

Kaitlin VanLoon (5-foot-11, sr., MB) 298 kills, 39 blocks, 133 digs.

Madison Grendahl (5-foot-9, soph., OH) 209 kills, 162 digs.

 

Omaha Skutt Skyhawks 

Head coach: Renee Saunders

Record: 34-5

Number of State Appearances: 9th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Claire Knust (6-foot, sr., MB) 317 kills, 172 blocks.

Alyssa Woodman (5-foot-11, jr., OH) 317 kills, 69 blocks, 413 digs.

Alli Schomers (5-foot-9, soph., setter) 457 assists, 121 kills, 95 blocks.

 

Norris Titans

Head coach: Christina Boesiger

Record: 28-5

Number of State Appearances: 19th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Kylie Hohlen (5-foot-10, sr., OH) 336 kills, 68 ace serves, 320 digs – Furman recruit.

Maddy Bruder (5-foot-11, sr., OH) 373 kills, 39 blocks, 237 digs – Northwest Missouri State recruit.

Payton Ruhl (5-foot-10, sr., setter) 821 assists, 138 kills, 54 ace serves – Wayne State recruit.

 

Class C-1

 

Chadron Cardinals

Head coach: Don Matt

Record: 29-4

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Jadyn McCartney (6-foot, soph., OH) 405 kills, 43 ace serves, 327 digs.

Chandler Hageman (5-foot-8, jr., MH) 339 kills, 65 blocks, 318 digs.

Kiana Wright (5-foot-7, soph., setter) 933 assists, 50 kills, 32 ace serves.

 

Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays

Head coach: Megsn Rossell

Record: 13-17

Number of State Appearances: 4th

Last Appearance: 2011

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Jessica Klaudt (5-foot-11, jr., MH) 141 kills, 30 blocks.

Ashley Carroll (5-foot-4, fresh., OH) 131 kills, 20 ace serves, 207 digs.

Hailey Pollard (5-foot-4, sr., libero) 332 digs.

 

Columbus Scotus Shamrocks

Head coach: Joe Held

Record: 20-8

Number of State Appearances: 29th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Maeghan Pieper (5-foot-11, jr., MH) 329 kills, 37 blocks, 158 digs.

Kimberly Stutzman (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 238 kills, 26 blocks, 300 digs.

Morgan Thorson (5-foot-6, jr., setter) 801 assists, 32 kills, 144 digs.

 

Kearney Catholic Stars

Head coach: Kris Conner

Record: 30-1

Number of State Appearances: 16th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Morgan Stute (5-foot-5, sr., libero) 345 digs, 70 ace serves, 27 kills – University of Nebraska-Kearney recruit.

Anna Squires (5-foot-11, soph., MH) 214 kills, 46 blocks, 11 ace serves.

Allie Prososki (5-foot-6, sr., setter) 697 assists, 57 kills, 103 digs.

 

Wahoo Warriors

Head coach: Trish Larson

Record: 30-3

Number of State Appearances: 2nd

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Katie Reeves (5-foot-11, sr., MH) 249 kills, 57 blocks, 45 ace serves.

Gabrielle Shannon (5-foot-11, MB) 255 kills, 12 blocks, 284 digs.

Kinsley Tingelhoff (5-foot-8, fresh., setter) 981 assists, 29 kills, 41 ace serves.

 

Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders

Head coach: Sharon Zvala

Record: 25-7

Number of State Appearances: 28th

Last Appearance: 2012

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Emma Benton (5-foot-10, sr., OH) 482 kills, 34 blocks, 347 digs – Emporia State recruit.

Sara Goering (5-foot-7, jr., OH) 192 kills, 35 ace serves, 402 digs.

Laura Lowry (5-foot-8, jr., setter) 912 assists, 27 kills, 180 digs.

 

Ogallala Indians

Head coach: Steve Morgan

Record: 29-5

Number of State Appearances: 28th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Kendall Schroer (6-foot, sr., MH) 331 kills, 71 blocks, 100 digs.

Jenna Paloucek (5-foot-6, sr., setter) 880 assists, 34 kills, 177 digs.

Shelby Welsh (5-foot-8, sr., OH) 232 kills, 67 ace serves, 283 digs.

 

Omaha Concordia Mustangs

Head coach: Kiley Hansen

Record: 32-1

Number of State Appearances: 3rd

Last Appearance: 2011

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Megan Wickey (6-foot-2, sr., OH) 383 kills, 32 ace serves, 229 digs – Ohio State recruit.

Averey Yaksich (6-foot, soph., OH) 262 kills, 58 ace serves, 278 digs.

Faith Johnson (5-foot-9, jr., MB) 126 kills, 46 blocks.

 

Class C-2

 

Elmwood-Murdock Knights

Head coach: Kim Tennal

Record: 25-5

Number of State Appearances: 3rd

Last Appearance: 2011

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Hanna Justesen (5-foot-9, sr., OH) 439 kills, 40 blocks, 43 ace serves, 275 digs – George Washington recruit.

Abigayle Meyer (6-foot, soph., OH) 225 kills, 46 blocks.

Sheridan Spohr (5-foot-4, sr., setter) 571 assists, 146 digs.

 

Sutton Fillies

Head coach: Adam Kuntz

Record: 27-5

Number of State Appearances: 4th

Last Appearance: 2009

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Kailyn Wiseman (5-foot-5, soph., libero) 424 digs, 629 serve receptions, 30 ace serves.

Sydney Griess (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 256 kills, 19 blocks, 207 digs.

McKenna Griess (5-foot-11, jr., MH) 213 kills, 56 blocks.

 

Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes

Head coach: Alan VanCura

Record: 29-4

Number of State Appearances: 20th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Clare Hamburger (5-foot-9, sr., setter/OH) 429 assists, 308 kills, 47 ace serves – Hastings College recruit.

Lil Sheehy (5-foot-8, jr., OH) 228 kills, 238 digs.

Josie Prevette (5-foot-8, sr., MH) 272 kills, 43 blocks.

 

Guardian Angels Central Catholic Bluejays

Head coach: Kate Hagemann

Record: 29-4

Number of State Appearances: 16th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Jamie Petz (5-foot-5, sr., setter) 856 assists, 40 kills, 213 digs.

Kathleen Steuter (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 307 kills, 43 blocks, 302 digs.

Madeline Knobbe (6-foot-1, jr., MH) 242 kills, 118 blocks.

 

Southern Valley Eagles

Head coach: Sandy Miller

Record: 25-8

Number of State Appearances: 1st

Last Appearance: N/A

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Laura McInturf (5-foot-11, sr., MH) 557 kills, 126 blocks, 194 digs.

Savana Quinn (5-foot-4, soph., setter) 839 assists, 117 kills, 269 kills.

Cassandra Bose (5-foot-7, fresh., MH) 152 kills, 38 blocks, 228 digs.

 

Crofton

Head coach: Susie Johnson

Record: 27-0

Number of State Appearances: 7th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Maria Wortmann (5-foot-11, sr., MH) 386 kills, 79 blocks, 288 digs – Wayne State recruit.

Allison Arens (5-foot-9, sr., OH) 222 kills, 54 ace serves, 272 digs.

Kelsey Sanger (5-foot-6, soph., OH) 170 kills, 30 blocks, 40 ace serves.

 

Freeman Falcons

Head coach: Dani White

Record: 30-0

Number of State Appearances: 12th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Carley Remmers (6-foot-1, sr., MH) 378 kills, 54 blocks, 263 digs – University of Ohio recruit.

Marissa Haynes (5-foot-11, sr., OH) 215 kills, 25 blocks, 176 digs.

Riley Dorn (5-foot-9, sr., setter) 801 assists, 25 kills, 38 ace serves.

 

Centura Centurions

Head coach: Allison Feeny

Record: 22-8

Number of State Appearances: 2nd

Last Appearance: 1988

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Casey Krolikowski (5-foot-10, sr., OH/setter) 344 assists, 236 kills, 65 blocks – Hastings College recruit.

Madalyn Roth (5-foot-11, jr., MB) 172 kills, 80 blocks.

Mariah Neville (5-foot-5, sr., libero) 528 digs, 567 serve receptions, 18 ace serves.

 

Class D-1

 

Diller-Odell Griffins

Head coach: Kandy Jurgens

Record: 27-6

Number of State Appearances: 1st

Last Appearance: N/A

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Madison Jurgens (5-foot-9, soph., OH) 387 kills, 424 assists, 314 digs, 64 ace serves, 75 blocks.

Josie Vitosh (6-foot, sr., setter) 509 assists, 137 kills, 276 digs.

Madison Hajek (5-foot-9, soph., MH) 229 kills, 97 blocks.

 

Emerson-Hubbard Pirates

Head coach: Kendra Boden

Record: 28-4

Number of State Appearances: 2nd

Last Appearance: 1974

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Kylie Belt (6-foot-1, jr., MH) 292 kills, 28 blocks, 198 digs.

Payton Blanke (5-foot-6, jr., setter) 383 assists, 48 kills, 171 digs.

Abby Drieling (5-foot-7, jr., OH) 152 kills, 246 digs.

 

Cedar Bluffs Wildcats

Head coach: Janelle Stansberry

Record: 26-3

Number of State Appearances: 2nd

Last at Appearance: 1991

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Shelby Lineberry (5-foot-6, sr., setter) 498 assists, 40 kills, 186 digs.

Mandi Stansberry (5-foot-8, jr., OH) 222 kills, 30 ace serves, 234 digs.

Emilee Klahn (5-foot-10, fresh., MH) 161 kills, 22 blocks, 137 digs.

 

Axtell Wildcats

Head coach: Brad Nelson

Record: 28-3

Number of State Appearances: 12th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Hannah Kring (5-foot-10, sr., MH) 442 kills, 83 blocks, 30 ace serves

Ashley Snell (5-foot-4, soph., setter) 758 assists, 22 ace serves, 141 digs.

Kit Wells (5-foot-4, sr., OH) 218 kills, 23 ace serves, 241 digs.

 

Ansley-Litchfield Spartans

Head coach: Pat Hoblyn

Record: 31-1

Number of State Appearances: 2nd

Last Appearance: 2012

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Lindsey Siegel (5-foot-9, sr., MH) 361 kills, 112 blocks, 45 ace serves.

Shawna Paitz (5-foot-7, sr., OH) 238 kills, 34 blocks, 71 ace serves.

Nicole Wardyn (5-foot-5, sr., libero) 356 digs, 229 serve receptions, 25 ace serves.

 

Brady Eagles

Head coach: Lynne Johnson

Record: 21-8

Number of State Appearance: 6th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Tara Callahan (6-foot-1, soph., setter) 282 kills, 260 assists, 78 blocks.

Josie Palmer (6-foot, sr., MH) 258 kills, 122 blocks, 169 digs.

Hannah Destefano (5-foot-7, soph., OH) 77 kills, 43 ace serves, 109 digs.

 

O’Neill St. Mary’s Cardinals

Head coach: McKenzie Connot

Record: 31-0

Number of State Appearances: 4th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Mackenzie Wecker (5-foot-5, sr., libero) 340 digs, 31 ace serves – Midland University recruit.

Bridget Schneider (5-foot-4, sr., setter) 708 assists, 32 ace serves, 153 digs.

Krissy Krotter (5-foot-8, sr., OH) 262 kills, 21 ace serves, 149 sigs.

 

Humphrey St. Francis Flyers

Head Coach: Dean Korus

Record: 16-11

Number of State Appearances: 20th

Last Appearance: 2008

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Kalli Hackerott (5-foot-8, sr., OH) 226 kills, 14 blocks, 332 digs.

Kaitlynn Sjuts (6-foot, jr., MH) 136 kills, 59 blocks.

Holly Podiska (5-foot-9, jr., MH) 139 kills, 58 blocks, 183 digs.

 

Class D-2

 

Bertrand Vikings

Head coach: Lisa Mason

Record: 26-4

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 4

Three Players to Watch:

Jadyn High (5-foot-6, sr., setter) 791 assists, 41 kills, 52 ace serves.

Kristine Edgren (5-foot-6, soph., OH) 315 kills, 47 ace serves, 254 digs.

Mollie Kaps (5-foot-10, jr., MH) 255 kills, 27 blocks, 275 digs.

 

Wynot Blue Devils

Head coach: Tammy Wieseler

Record: 21-9

Number of State Appearances: 5th

Last Appearance: 2011

Seed: 6

Three Players to Watch:

Cortney Arkfeld (5-foot-9, soph., MH) 285 kills, 84 blocks, 277 digs.

Jenna Heine (5-foot-7, sr., setter) 527 assists, 34 kills, 318 digs.

Danielle Wieseler (5-foot-3, jr., DS) 529 digs, 13 ace serves.

 

Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves

Head coach: Darcy White

Record: 24-7

Number of State Appearances: 8th

Last Appearance: 2012

Seed: 3

Three Players to Watch:

Amber Pribyl (5-foot-10, sr., MB) 252 kills, 82 blocks, 117 digs – Midland University recruit.

Madison Horne (5-foot-5, sr., OH) 234 kills, 29 ace serves, 235 digs.

Sydney Hall (5-foot-9, soph., setter) 727 assists, 24 kills, 142 digs.

 

Crawford Rams

Head coach: Taylor Rohde

Record: 22-5

Number of State Appearances: 3rd

Last Appearance: 2002

Seed: 7

Three Players to Watch:

Kaitlin Rudloff (5-foot-9, jr., MH) 318 kills, 103 blocks, 198 digs.

Haley Hanks (5-foot-6, sr., setter) 305 assists, 28 kills, 48 ace serves.

Lacie Lietka (5-foot-4, sr., setter) 286 assists, 39 kills, 224 digs.

 

Stuart Broncos

Head coach: Stacey Dexter

Record: 23-4

Number of State Appearances: 7th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 1

Three Players to Watch:

Harlee Fischer (5-foot-8, soph., OH) 164 kills, 54 ace serves, 194 digs.

Courtni Kunz (5-foot-10, sr., MH) 179 kills, 63 blocks.

Jaden Schafer (5-foot-5, jr., setter) 665 assists, 42 kills, 249 digs.

 

Mullen Broncos

Head coach: Belinda Cobie

Record: 19-10

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2012

Seed: 8

Three Players to Watch:

Ally Ginkens (5-foot-9, jr., OH) 259 kills, 54 blocks, 193 digs.

Jessica Lovitt (5-foot-9, sr., MH) 227 kills, 62 blocks, 143 digs.

Emily Kramer (5-foot-8, sr., RS) 64 kills, 292 assists, 128 digs.

 

Lawrence-Nelson Raiders

Head coach: Michelle Harrington

Record: 22-7

Number of State Appearances: 6th

Last Appearance: 2010

Seed: 5

Three Players to Watch:

Kelsey Menke (5-foot-8, jr., MH) 219 kills, 90 blocks.

Cherokee Frahm-Thayer (5-foot-5, jr., OH) 148 kills, 28 ace serves, 408 digs.

Alyssa Miller (5-foot-6, jr., setter) 447 assists, 30 kills, 173 digs.

 

Giltner Hornets

Head coach: Kurt Polt

Record: 24-4

Number of State Appearances: 14th

Last Appearance: 2013

Seed: 2

Three Players to Watch:

Jaclyn Happold (5-foot-8, sr., setter) 715 assists, 65 kills, 94 digs.

Chainey Tompkin (6-foot, jr., MH) 285 kills, 80 blocks, 27 ace serves.

Baily Craig (6-foot-2, sr., MH) 215 kills, 59 ace blocks.