Delainey Cast of Syracuse goes up for the block.

Posted On: 09/23/20 8:38 PM

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Lauren MedeckLaurenMedeck5'8" | OHPapillion-LaVista South | 2024StateNE | 5’10 | OH | Papillon LaVista South | Premiere 14 Gold

This freshman has jumped right into the line up of the 2019 Class A State Champions and the Titans are the team to beat in 2020 with a 14-1 record. Medeck averages 2.9 kills/set and .6 blocks/set. 

Coach Katie Tarman comments, “She is a fantastic kid and we are lucky to have her in our program. She is incredibly coachable and is quickly adapting to the speed of our game and the way our program operates. She is very physical and has tremendous body control at this young age.”

Lauren comments, “As a freshman, it’s been a relief to have such welcoming and encouraging teammates. We have a strong connection on the court, play really well together, and are always encouraging and picking one another up. I’ve learned something new about my team every day and continue to grow as a player every day.”

 

Photo: Katie Tarman, Photo submitted by coach Katie Tarman -2- Lauren MedeckLaurenMedeck5'8" | OHPapillion-LaVista South | 2024StateNE | 5’10 | OH | Papillon LaVista South | Premiere 14 Gold This freshman has jumped right into the line up of the 2019 Class A State Champions and the Titans are the team to beat in 2020 with a 14-1 record. Medeck averages 2.9 kills/set and .6 blocks/set.  Coach Katie Tarman comments, “She is a fantastic kid and we are lucky to have her in our program. She is incredibly coachable and is quickly adapting to the speed of our game and the way our program operates. She is very physical and has tremendous body control at this young age.” Lauren comments, “As a freshman, it’s been a relief to have such welcoming and encouraging teammates. We have a strong connection on the court, play really well together, and are always encouraging and picking one another up. I’ve learned something new about my team every day and continue to grow as a player every day.”   2024 [player_tooltip player_id="104996" first="Lauren" last="Jones"], Beach, Millard West -3- Lauren JonesLaurenJones5'9" | OHMillard West | 2024StateNE | 5’9 | OH | Millard West | Premiere 14 Gold Coach Joe Wessel commented on Jones before the start of the season, “She played a lot with the Varsity over the summer and looks to make an immediate impact.” And that she has!  After a successful summer of beach volleyball and a Nebraska Beach Championship with Papillion LaVista’s 2024 and #4 on our list Reagan HickeyReaganHickey5'8" | SPapillion LaVista | 2024StateNE, this freshman has helped the Wildcats off to a 12-3 start. Lauren comments on her favorite part about volleyball, “My favorite part about volleyball is playing the game because I love it so much and creating special bonds with my teammates. Also traveling to qualifiers is very fun because I get to play teams from all around the country and make many memories.   [player_tooltip player_id="105008" first="Delainey" last="Cast"], 2024, Syracuse -6- Delainey CastDelaineyCast5'7" | OHSyracuse | 2024StateNE | 5’7 | OH | Syracuse | Nebraska Juniors Delainey plays like a seasoned veteran on the court. With her high volleyball IQ, she has turned into a solid six rotation player and another weapon for the loaded Syracuse Rocket team (11-1 in Class C1). While averaging 1.9 kills/set on .299 hitting, Cast also perseveres in the back row serving 92.8 %, 2.5 digs/set, and a main factor in the serve receive.  Coach Courtney VanGroningen comments, “I think she has adjusted well to the speed of a varsity game but that comes with getting a lot of reps in and playing a lot of volleyball in general. Since we started this summer she has constantly been asking for help and never misses an opportunity to get in the gym (and club ball obviously). It also amazes me at times how well she keeps her composure on the court only being a Freshman. The other great thing about Delainey is that she has a pretty high volleyball IQ and is a pretty consistent player! Teammates on Delainey Senior Class C1 All-Stater Jessie MossJessieMoss5'11" | MHSyracuse | 2021StateNE - This year’s freshman, especially Delainey, have a lot of potential so I am excited to see how much they improve over the season. Junior Kennedy StanleyKennedyStanley5'5" | LSyracuse | 2022StateNE - We have a new freshman, Delainey CastDelaineyCast5'7" | OHSyracuse | 2024StateNE, who is going out this year and she is really good and I think she can help our team out a lot this season. Senior setter Halle WilhelmHalleWilhelm5'8" | SSyracuse | 2021StateNE - Delainey has put in a lot of time working on her volleyball skills and has gained respect from all of us. She continually betters the ball. She’s good!

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