Posted On: 08/19/16 11:25 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.

Listed alphabetically below are the 85 athletes named to the 2016 attacker All-Nebraska Watch List:

Name, Height, Class, School, College Commitment

Monica Arens, 5-foot-10, Sr., Crofton

Brooke Baugh, 6-foot, Sr., Friend

Elise Baumann, 5-foot-10, Sr., Millard North

Jessie Brandl, 5-foot-7, Soph., Stanton

Melanie Brecka, 6-foot, Jr., Lincoln Southeast (Missouri-Kansas City)

Emily Bressman, 5-foot-9, Soph., Omaha Marian

Kalli Brester, 5-foot-8, Sr., Howells-Dodge (Midland University)

Danielle Bruha, 6-foot, Sr., Ord

Lindsay Brunssen, 5-foot-8, Sr., Waverly

Ashley Bush, 5-foot-10, Jr., Millard West

Kelsie Cada, 6-foot-1, Soph., Wahoo Neumann

Andrea Carson, 5-foot-8, Sr., Ord

Emersen Cyza, 6-foot-1, Soph., Alliance (Wyoming)

Hayley Densberger, 5-foot-9, Sr., Malcolm (Nebraska)

Averey Dolliver, 5-foot-10, Jr., Lincoln Christian

Harlee Fischer, 5-foot-8, Sr., Stuart

Sydney Fitzgibbons, 5-foot-10, Jr., Papillion-LaVista

Taliyah Flores, 5-foot-9, Jr., Papillion-LaVista South (North Dakota)

Leslie Fox, 5-foot-8, Sr., St. Paul (Hastings College)

Steph Gaston, 6-foot-5, Sr., Papillion-LaVista, (Creighton)

Maddie Grendahl, 5-foot-9, Sr., Lincoln Pius X

Emma Grunkemeyer, 6-foot-1, Soph., Millard North (Iowa)

Taylor Hageman, 5-foot-10, Jr., Grand Island Northwest

Kayla Haynes, 6-foot-1, Soph., Freeman

Jadyn Heckenlively, 6-foot, Jr., Alma

Brooke Heyne, 5-foot-10, Sr., Omaha Skutt (Kansas State)

Lily Heyne, 6-foot, Soph., Omaha Skutt

Maggie Hiatt, 6-foot-1, Sr, Louisville (Midland University)

Kacey Jaeger, 5-foot-10, Sr., Ogallala

Madison Johnson, 5-foot-10, Sr., Millard North (Washburn)

Julianna Kalil, 5-foot-9, Jr., Omaha Duchesne

Marlana Kent, 5-foot-10, Sr., Cambridge

McKenna Kirkpatrick, 6-foot, Sr., Omaha Skutt

Madeline Knobbe, 6-foot-1, Sr., Guardian Angels CC (Wayne State)

Emily Krolikowski, 5-foot-11, Jr., Centura

Clara Lamb, 6-foot-3, Jr., Omaha Westside

Kristin Lux, 6-foot, Jr., North Bend

Hailey Luzum, 5-foot-7, Sr., Exeter-Milligan

Riley Marshall, 6-foot-1, Jr., Fort Calhoun (Omaha)

Sami Mauch, 5-foot-10, Jr., North Platte

Jayden McCartney, 6-foot, Sr., Chadron

Kathleen Medill, 6-foot-1, Sr., Lincoln Pius X (Air Force)

Halle Meister, 6-foot, Jr., Omaha Roncalli

Abigayle Meyer, 6-foot-1, Sr., Elmwood-Murdock (Omaha)

Madison Myers, 5-foot-8, Sr., Grand Island CC

Morgan Nibbe, 6-foot, Jr., Red Cloud

Camryn Opfer, 6-foot, Soph., Seward

Bridget Petersen, 6-foot, Sr., Millard West (Evangel University)

Gabby Peterson, 5-foot-10, Sr., Elkhorn South

Rylee Pieper, 5-foot-8, Jr., Meridian

Kelsey Placke, 6-foot, Sr., Grand Island Northwest

Halle Plumbtree, 6-foot-1, Sr., Fullerton

Carissa Powell, 6-foot, Sr., South Sioux City

Kamryn Pullen, 6-foot-1, Jr., Omaha North

Jaisa Russell, 5-foot-8, Sr., Gretna

Kelsey Sanger, 5-foot-7, Sr., Crofton

Jasa Scheierman, 6-foot, Sr., Aurora

Peyton Schendt, 6-foot, Jr., Papillion-LaVista South

Corrie Schneider, 6-foot, Jr., Aurora

Haley Seip, 6-foot, Sr., Lincoln North Star

Taylor Skiles, 6-foot, Jr., Ralston (Emporia State)

Lucy Skoch, 6-foot, Sr., Hastings St. Cecilia

Megan Skovsende, 5-foot-11, Fresh., Omaha Skutt

Anna Squires, 5-foot-11, Sr., Kearney Catholic

Sabrina Starks, 6-foot-2, Jr., Platteview

Madison Stearns, 6-foot, Sr., Millard South (Nebraska-Kearney)

Fallon Stutheit, 6-foot, Soph., Johnson-Brock

Abby Stutz, 6-foot-3, Jr., Lincoln Christian

Cora Svoboda, 6-foot, Sr., Ord

Kyla Swanson, 6-foot-2, Soph., Minden

Sarah Swanson, 6-foot-1, Sr., Elkhorn South, (TCU)

Marlee Taylor, 6-foot-2, Soph., Sandhills-Thedford

Jenna Tederman, 5-foot-8, Sr., Lincoln North Star

Kylie Thiele, 5-foot-9, Sr., Kearney Catholic

Madison VanHousen, 5-foot-9, Sr., Hampton (Doane)

Jacee Weber, 5-foot-9, Sr., Dorchester

Maddie Wiedenfeld, 6-foot-3, Jr., Omaha Marian

Sarah Wing, 5-foot-11, Jr., Omaha Marian (Iowa)

Mary Katherine Wolfe, 5-foot-10, Sr., Omaha Marian (Nebraska-Kearney)

Megan Woods, 5-foot-9, Soph., Grand Island CC

Jaden Wrightsell, 5-foot-10, Sr., Omaha Northwest

Averey Yaksich, 6-foot, Sr., Omaha Concordia (Sioux Falls)

Mallory Yost, 6-foot, Sr., Gretna (UTEP)

Jaela Zimmerman, 6-foot-2, Jr., Malcolm (Creighton)

Hailey Zuroske, 5-foot-10, Soph., Omaha Marian