Posted On: 05/7/20 2:59 PM
We took a look at the Northern part of the “319” around the Cedar Valley where plenty of the athletes play for high schools that are always a threat to raise some hardware at the state tournament and some of the top clubs in the state. Now, we’ll dive a little deeper in the “Corridor” which is the Cedar Rapids to Iowa City area and we’ll cover a little more South too. Again, many of these athletes are playing for high schools and clubs that are always among the top.
There are too many athletes coming out of Mount Vernon where we can’t just mention one. The Mustangs are the defending Class 3A state champions and will return quite a dynamite Senior class which includes All-State outside hitter Lauren SchrockLaurenSchrock6'2" | OHMount Vernon | 2021StateIA, Camryn EllysonCamrynEllysonMHMount Vernon | 2021StateIA, Natalie Welch, and Madi Cranston. They will also return libero, Jorie RandallJorieRandall5'7" | LMount Vernon | 2021StateIA and welcome the addition to one of the top defenders in the state in Sydney DennisSydneyDennis5'5" | LMount Vernon | 2021StateIA who is an Iowa commit and recent transfer to Mount Vernon. This group will be one of the top teams in any class.
, [player_tooltip player_id="79061" first="Camryn" last="Ellyson"], Natalie Welch, and Madi Cranston. They will also return libero, [player_tooltip player_id="41296" first="Jorie" last="Randall"] and welcome the addition to one of the top defenders in the state in [player_tooltip player_id="41237" first="Sydney" last="Dennis"] who is an Iowa commit and recent transfer to Mount Vernon. This group will be one of the top teams in any class. [caption id="attachment_92533" align="alignright" width="375"] Marion at State Just In Class 4A Alone… No matter how you split the region, Class 4A is loaded with talented athletes. From Cedar Rapids Xavier, their Senior class has Eve MagillEveMagill6'4" | OHXavier | 2021StateIA (Creighton), Jaz YamilkoskiJazYamilkoski5'9" | SXavier | 2021StateIA (Tennessee Tech), Katy GarrisonKatyGarrisonRSXavier | 2021StateIA (William Jewell), Elyse WinterElyseWinter6'1" | OHXavier | 2021StateIA a top 2021 outside hitter, Kelsey KobergKelseyKobergMBXavier | 2021StateIA, and Rylee Beardsworth. They have experience and eyes are on the prize for a big season in 2020. Marion will be looking to get back to the state tournament returning All-State libero Trinity ZikaTrinityZika5'4" | LMarion | 2021StateIA as well as two setter/attackers in Elise MehaffyEliseMehaffy5'8" | SMarion | 2022StateIA and Avery Van Hook. Clear Creek Amana is another team who has some of the top athletes in the area with Hailey PollockHaileyPollock6'2" | MBClear Creek Amana | 2021StateIA, a middle committed to Western Illinois and one of the top all-around athletes in the Class of 2022 in Calia ClubbCaliaClubb5'10" | RSClear Creek-Amana | 2022StateIA who is so physical and athletic, a pure point scorer from either pin. West Liberty Daufeldt West Liberty and Mount Vernon had such a great match last year in the Class 3A quarterfinals in 2019, I could watch that match over and over again as a fan. West Liberty has Macy DaufeldtMacyDaufeldt5'10" | OHWest Liberty | 2022StateIA (Drake) and Martha PaceMarthaPace5'11" | OHWest Liberty | 2021StateIA (Upper Iowa) on the pin and their libero Monica MoralesMonicaMorales5'4" | DSWest Liberty | 2023StateIA is such a spark plug and was quite a standout in her Freshman campaign. They will once again be a force to be reckoned with. Liberty Is No Secret The cat is out of the bag on the Iowa City Liberty program when they made their first state tournament appearance as a school. They will return strong athletes in libero, Addison SchmiererAddisonSchmiererLIowa City Liberty | 2021StateIA and up and coming Class of 2023 attackers in Cassidy HartmanCassidyHartman5'10" | MBIowa City Liberty | 2023StateIA and Shelby KimmShelbyKimm5'10" | OHIowa City Liberty | 2023StateIA along with upcoming 2022 athlete Sydney Woods. More Athletes To Know Katherine Kouba - Iowa City West Gracie EhretGracieEhret5'5" | SWilliamsburg | 2021StateIA - Williamsburg Sydney MarlowSydneyMarlowOHWest Burlington | 2021StateIA - West Burlington Alia VanderhoefAliaVanderhoefOHCity High | 2021StateIA - Iowa City High Allie BarlowAllieBarlow5'9" | SCedar Rapids Jefferson | 2023StateIA - Cedar Rapids Jefferson Mara FluentMaraFluent5'9" | SCedar Rapids Kennedy | 2023StateIA - Cedar Rapids Kennedy Grace Embretson - Benton Hailey Ikeda - Cedar Rapids Prairie Pictures from CR Jeff West Side Tournament 2019