Posted On: 08/18/16 9:43 PM

Each year prior to the start of the high school volleyball season, Nebraska Prep Volleyball releases its “Watch List” for liberos/DS, setters and hitters. At the end of each high school season, Nebraska Prep Volleyball releases a 1st, 2nd and 3rd team All-Nebraska squad as well as three teams from of each classification.

A total of 30 athletes will earn All-Nebraska honors at the end of the year, with 10 players being named to each of the three teams. The players will come from a variety of classes and the recognition will be determined base solely on what the athlete did during the 2016 high school season. Of the 30 athletes, six will be setters, six will be either liberos or defensive specialists and 24 will he hitters (a combination of OH, MH & RS). It is extremely difficult to earn an All-Nebraska honor.

The following list of players is an indicator of how well players have preformed in the past, which means they have the potential to earn All-Nebraska honors. However, inclusion on the list does not mean the player will be named All-Nebraska nor does it mean a player not listed below can’t be named All-Nebraska. Again, it will be solely based on what happens during the 2016 high school season.

It should also be noted that the lists are generally dominated by seniors and juniors. It is incredibly rare for a freshman or a sophomore to be named among the 30 best players in the entire state. The 2014 & 2015 All-Nebraska teams had zero sophomores or freshmen included. Every year more than 100 high school players go on to play in college. There are a tremendous amount of talented volleyball players across the state in all classes. If you are included on this list, congratulations. If you are not on this list, do not be offended and understand that you are still a valuable member of your team and ultimately your inclusion on an All-Nebraska team or watch list is completely in your hands based on how you perform this season.

Name, Height, Class, School, College Commitment

Michaela Boon, 5-foot-7, Soph., Norris

Kylie Broich, 5-foot-8, Sr., Grand Island Northwest (Hastings College)

Ashley Carson, 5-foot-6, Sr., Ord

Tara Callahan, 6-foot-1, Sr., Brady (Concordia)

Sami Clarkson, 5-foot-9, Soph., Omaha Concordia

Taylor Colman, 5-foot-8, Sr., O’Neill St. Mary’s

Lily Heim, 5-foot-10, Jr., Omaha Marian (SMU)

Madison Jurgens, 5-foot-10, Sr., Diller-Odell (South Dakota)

Alexa Mustard, 5-foot-6, Sr., Lincoln North Star

Mary Nibbe, 6-foot-2, Soph., Red Cloud

Carsyn Ostrand, 5-foot-8, Soph., Nebraska Christian

Ashlyn Power, 5-foot-8, Sr., Lincoln Christian (Weber State)

Dani Prusha, 5-foot-8, Sr., Papillion-LaVista (Rockhurst)

Alyssa Rezac, 5-foot-7, Soph., Wahoo Neumann

Alli Schomers, 5-foot-9, Sr., Omaha Skutt, (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Brooklyn Schram, 5-foot-8, Fresh., Bellevue West

Addi Schramm, 5-foot-7, Sr., Omaha Northwest

Cameron Scott, 5-foot-6, Sr., Gretna

Claira Thede, 5-foot-6, Sr., St. Paul (Hastings College)

Emma Thomssen, 5-foot-7, Sr., Lincoln Northeast (Southwest Minnesota State)

Kinsley Tingelhoff, 5-foot-7, Jr., Wahoo

Grace Volk, 5-foot-9, Jr., Arlington

Rachel Walker, 5-foot-9, Jr., Lincoln Southwest

Brynn Westenburg, 5-foot-6, Jr., Johnson-Brock

Emma Worthington, 5-foot-8, Soph., Omaha Duchesne