Premier 18 Gold
Coaches: Rick Welch, Heather Thorson
Who's hot: Co-captain Leanna Willer a 6-foot outside hitter, will provide the offensive foundation for middles Makayla Maxwell, Millard North and Jenn Klaudt and right side hitter Amanda Woodman. Chandelle Davidson will solidify the offense from the setter position.
Roster: L-DS: Darcy Barry, Wahoo (Midland). S: Chandelle Davidson, Gretna (Hastings College). OH-RS Megan Elsasser, Millard North; Amanda Woodman, Omaha Skutt (Morningside). MB: Jennifer Klaudt, Ashland-Greenwood (Hastings); Makayla Maxwell, Millard North (Washburn). S-DS: Addison Smith, Papillion-La Vista (Bellevue University). L-DS Paige Tenski, Omaha Burke (Northwest Missouri). OH: Leanna Willer, Elkhorn (Washburn).
Noteworthy: Thirteen of the 15 seniors have accepted offers to play in college.
Premier 18 Black
Coaches: Heidi Oetken, Lexie Myers, Holly DeMarque
Who's hot: Middles are solid and quick, which helps open up the attackers. Taylor Grass does a great job of distributing the ball.
Roster: DS: Eve Baird, Millard West. RS: Karlie Bracht, West Point GACC (Nebraska Wesleyan). L: Alyssa Gibbs, Papillion-La Vista South (Emporia State). S: Taylor Grass, Papillion-La Vista South. OH: Ashton Riedy, Grand Island; Lynnae Beiermann, Millard South. MB: Heather Showers, Bennington. OH-RS: Clare Snyder, Omaha Skutt. DS-L: Kenzie Schumacher, Omaha Marian; MB: Emmy Splichal, Bellevue East (Nebraska Wesleyan).
TeamMagic Omaha 181s
Coaches: Heather Muller, Stacie Hansen
Roster: S: Alyssa Meyer, Hailey Bax, Lincoln Southwest. MH: Mikayla Higgins, Lincoln Lutheran (Doane), Kayla Stock, Lincoln Lutheran. OH: Jill Bax, Kristina Zvolanek, Lincoln Southwest; Brenna Arneson, Lincoln Pius X. RS: Ashley Kistaitis, Lincoln North star; Olivia Rezac, Lincoln Southwest. L: Mikayla Bax, Lincoln Southwest (Hastings).
Noteworthy: Young squad making its second appearance at nationals.
Nebraska Impact 181 Shihai
Coach: Bo Yong
Assistants: Charlie Jimenez, Kimi Lueders
Roster: S Cassidy Yong, Millard West (Southwestern CC), Cierra Howard, Bellevue West (Iowa Wesleyan). MH: Lauren Brobst, Sioux City (Iowa) Heelan, Sam Lane, Louisville, Courtney VanHoosen, Millard West. OH: Michaela Viloria, Bellevue West; Sam Swanson, Platteview. RS: Casey Shapiro, Millard West, Allyson Kocour, Southwestern CC. DS Tori Pleiss, Papillion-La Vista (Nebraska Wesleyan). L: Sydney Yong, Millard West.
Noteworthy: Shihai earned its USA bid in Minneapolis at the national qualifier, the only 18s team in the Great Plains Region to earn one at a national qualifier. Great Plains Regional tournament winner.
Omaha Wave 181
Coach: Paul Cech, Katrina Kaminski
Who's hot: Tahlyr Banks, Brittany Cech and Liz Faltin make a phenomenal back row, picking up balls defensively that would drop on other teams and keep us in system on serve receive, which allows our setters, Ann Bachman and Morgan O'Malley to run a quick-tempo offense to six power hitters.
Roster: S: Ann Bachman, Lincoln Pius X (Chattanooga). L: Tahlyr Banks, Omaha Gross. OS: Brittany Cech, Elkhorn South (Augustana). DS: Liz Faltin, Omaha Skutt. MH-RS: Katie Kurtz, Papillion-La Vista South (Wayne State). S: Morgan O'Malley, Yutan (Morningside). O-RS: Kinslie Tekolste, Lincoln Southeast (UNK). RS: Sara Vitito, Millard North (Missouri Western State); MB-OH: Kristy Wieser, Lincoln Pius X (UNO).
Noteworthy: Finished fourth in 18 Open (the highest level possible) at the Northern Lights qualifier in Minnesota. Team has qualified at the Open level three times on four attempts and won the 14s National Division of USAV Nationals.
Nebraska Elite 17 Destimidos
Coach: JP DaSilva
Roster: M: Maria Hruby, Omaha Skutt. M: Meg Gratopp, Norris. OH: Amber Leighty, Milard West; Marissa O'Grady, Blair; Elisa Wildy, Millard North. M: Kendall Rachel, Papillion-La Vista. RS: Sydney Woods, Omaha Brownell-Talbot. L: Shelby Schmiedt, Papillion-La Vista South. S: Kris Menard, Bellevue West.
Noteworthy: Competing in the highest division at nationals.
Nebraska Power 171
Coach: Sharon Bredehoft
Assistant: Alexa Rosenau
Who's hot: Vonnie Reckling has been a solid libero both in serve receive and defense. Setters Haley Bucknell and Maddi Essay run consistent, fast-tempo offense.
Roster: OH: Mackenzie Allen, Norris; Aspen Green, Lincoln North Star; Ashlyn Hanson, Seward S: Haley Bucknell, Lincoln East; Maddi Essay, Lincoln Pius X. MH-RS: Callie Christensen, Raymond Central; Elysse Gratopp, Grand Island Central Catholic; Jordan Lempka, Sterling. MH: Brooke Lattimer, Lincoln Southeast. L: Vonnie Reckling, Lincoln North Star.
Noteworthy: First year together and achieved goal of reaching nationals.
Premier 17 Gold
Coaches: Joe Wessel, Ashley Pike, Adam Ybarra
Who's hot: Libero Bree Ackermann leads the defense and Alissa Schovanec and Isabella Siciunas the offense.
Roster: L: Bree Ackermann, Lincoln Pius X; Morgan Thompson: Millard North. OH: Taylor Holz, Omaha Skutt; Isabella Siciunas, Millard North; Kaitlynn Thomas: Ashland-Greenwood. MB: Alissa Schovanec, Papillion-La Vista (Central Missouri); Elise Fulcher: Omaha Duchesne. RS: Libby Moberg, Papillion-La Vista. S: Paige Madsen, Millard North; Nikki Ohlinger, Millard North (Midland).
Noteworthy: Three tournament championships, as well as a top-10 finish at the national qualifier in Indianapolis.
MVP 17 Blue
Coach: Rick Pruett
Who's hot: Setter Lindsey Smith is being recruited by Creighton, Iowa State, South Dakota, and South Dakota State. The sophomore setter from Dakota Dunes, S.D., averages 10-plus assist per game. Kasey Reuter, who has signed with Missouri, leads the team with 3.8 kills per game.
Roster: OH Lauren Waite, Sergeant Bluff (Iowa). L: Meg Williams, Dakota Valley (S.D). OH: Kacey Reuter, Hinton (Missouri). RS: Brianna Eaton, Sergeant Bluff. DS: Lauren Deiber, Sioux City (Iowa) North; Jessica Becker, Sergeant Bluff. MH: Kelsey Krohn, Sergeant Bluff. RS: Shelby Schouten, MOC Floyd Valley. S: Lindsey Smith, Dakota Valley.
Noteworthy: MVP 17s, from the Sioux City, Iowa, area, qualified by winning the Kansas City Show Me national qualifier with an 11-0 record.
Premier 12 Gold
Coach: Jen Wentworth, Jordan Broady, Lauren Greisch.
Record: 40-18, first in Great Plans Region.
Roster: Carly Renken, Megan Skovsende, Hailey Zuroske, Jaiden Centeno, Payton Jakopovic, Lydia Permenter, Josie Reed, Gabby Armour, Samantha Clarkson, Clara Roth. Noteworthy: Captured the Great Plains regional and Region Bid tournament titles. Seventh in the National Division at Colorado Crossroads.
Nebraska Elite 121 Team Ricochet
Coaches: Kim Bymers, Jordyn Bymers.
Roster: OH: Lily Heyne, Kira Berg. OH/M: Emmy Grant. MH: Paige Holdsworth, Taylor Pribyl. RS: Brooke Porter. S: Baylie Shearer. S/RS: Emma Worthington. DS: Livie Steskal. L: Sophia Moes.
Noteworthy: Placed either first (four tournaments) or second (two tournaments) in all local tournaments. Second out of 28 teams at the Presidents Day Classic Tournament. Second at the Nebraska Bid Tournament.
Premier 12 Black
Coaches: Bret Abels, John Castle, Steph Connell.
Roster: Makena Sobczyk, Shaylie Brown, Julia Prince, Jocelyn Rock, Breanna Green, Ashley Straub, Addyson Hergert, Bailey Hanus, Alyssa Meisenbach, Lydia Hogan.
Noteworthy: Five tournament championships and finished second in the Great Plains Region. Second at Kansas City's Show Me national qualifier and fourth in Denver's Crossroads national qualifier.
Nebraska Impact Nitro 121
Coach: Kimberly Thomas.
Roster: MH: Tori Bailey, Bailey Wilson. RS: Elizabeth Brisbin, Lauren Maciejewski. S: Madeline Bollow, Caroline Webster. L: Kate Mathison. OH: Camryn McClintock, Ellie Rupprecht, Kelsey Swantek.
Noteworthy: Making first appearance at nationals despite only playing together since November. “Look for great things from these girls,'' Thomas said.
Premier 13 Gold
Coaches: Tricia Harder, Dan Hanus, Meg Farley.
Roster: Mckenzie Michalek, Payton Moore, Brooke Dougherty, Megan Sutera, Delaney Saucier, Hailey Petersen, Kate Bilyeu, Morgen Bianchi, Taylor O'Malley, Lauren Rosenthal.
Noteworthy: Three first-place finishes in the 14s gold bracket and finished at least third in all other local tournaments. Qualified in the USA Division at the Show-me Qualifier.
Premier 13 Black
Coach: Andrea Eiler, Kim Scott, Brooke Boggs.
Roster: Carly Lindenmeyer, Jordan McCormick, Morgan James, Sarah McGill, Megan Hanson, Sydney Therkelson, Emma Altmann, Claire Andry, Alexa Rouw, Lauren Isenberg.
Noteworthy: Finished in the top 10 in both national qualifiers (Kansas City third, Denver ninth).
Nebraska Impact 132 VooDoo
Coaches: Scott Carne, Michelle Christensen.
Roster: OH: Ashtynne Alberts, Kara Roos. O-RS: Courtney Burkard, Peyton Young. MH: Sydney Fitzgibbons, Nami Surendranath. S: Becca Langel, Allison Martin. L: Arianna Banks.
Noteworthy: Second year in a row team has gone to nationals. Finished third in the Nebraska regional bid tournament out of a possible 96 teams.
Nebraska Elite 13-1 Thunder
Coaches: Angie Lantz, Emilee Soucie.
Roster: OH: Emily Bressman, Emily Folts, Olivia Putnam, Julianna Kalil, Alex Montoya. L: Maggie Mullen. S: Kennedy Stormberg. MH: Elisa Foreman, Elle Olson. DS: Bryn Stansberry.
Noteworthy: Finished fifth at the Northern Lights national qualifier in Minneapolis.
Nebraska Impact 131 Banzai
Coach: Bo Yong. Assistants: Charlie Jimenez, Kimi Lueders.
Roster: S: Sara Burger, Sydney Daniels. DS: Lindsey Muraskin. L: Peyton Hall. OH: Taylor Skiles, Payton Montagne. MH: Taylor Walters, Peyton Schendt, Elyse Splichal. RS: Clara Lamb.
Noteworthy: Ranked first in the Great Plains Region for three years. Banzai are the 2013 Omaha President's Day champions, 2013 regional tournament champions, 2012 regional bid tournament champions and 2012 regional tournament champions. Earned USA bid in Minneapolis by placing fourth in national qualifier.
MVP 13 Blue
Coach: Jerry Stanwick.
Roster: S: Hallie Reuter. RS: Sydney Payne. MH: Elizabeth Lammers, Kylie Christensen, Meredith Lammers, OH: Morgan Schroenrock, Allyssa Traver, Emily Volz. L: Kaley Stoulp.
Noteworthy: MVP 13 Blue out of Sioux City, Iowa, finished fith at the Northern lights national qualifier in Minneapolis and fifth in the regional tournament.
Nebraska One 13 Dynomite
Coaches: Rachel Schwartz, Jason Albers.
Roster: DS: Justine Linscott. MB: Makenna Kirk; Camden Blowers. OH: Kaitlin Siefkes, Andrea Gardner. S: Hannah Ochsner. RS: Callie Kohl. L: Erin Williams. DS-S: Joycin Stonacek.
Noteworthy: Finished fifth in Kansas City to qualify for nationals. Second at the Omaha President's Day tourney.
Nebraska Impact 141 Hammer Time
Coaches: Dan Martin, Michelle Flores.
Roster: OH: Taliyah Flores, Josie Mountjoy, Gabrrielle Peterson. MH: Claire Mountjoy, Madison Stearnes. S-RS: Dani Prusha, Paige Franck. L: Joscelyn Bakhit, Abby Tabaka.
Noteworthy: Ranked first in the region all season. Won first in the Nebraska regional bid tournament. Second year in a row team has gone to nationals.
Premier 14 Gold
Coaches: Ashley Martin, Tadd Martin, Kiki Linebaugh
Who's hot: Strong defensive and serve receive team.
Roster: Nikki White, Cameron Scott, Lindsay Belohrad, Ryley Sis, Callahan Netsch, Bridget Petersen, Bri Bartosh, Josie Givens, Rachel Sabaliauskas and Tori Eckert.
Noteworthy: Won the Great Plains Regional championship. Second in the Silver Division (sixth overall) at the Show Me national qualifier.
Premier 15 Gold
Coach: Shannon Smolinski, Megan Bober.
Record: 35-13, ranked No. 1.
Who's hot: Quick-tempo offense led by setter Sydney Stockfleth.
Roster: Anna Gottsch, Andie Hanus, Lauryn Hilger, Hannah Mueller, Emily Newton, Nicole Skovsende, Sydney Stockfleth, Jayden Thies, Whitney Wieseler, Alyssa Woodman.
Noteworthy: SIx tournament wins.
Premier 15 Black
Coaches: Nicole Venditte. Assists: Danielle Lausten, Karissa Almgren.
Who's hot: Libero Brooke Dwain has been very consistent on serve receive, which allows team to have three options and keeps it in-system a majority of the time. McKenna Kirkpatrick, one of the youngest on team, has learned quick transitions very well to become a dominant middle.
Roster: Ashlyn Dau, Leigh Hanson, McKenna Kirkpatrick, Maggie Lamski, Sarah Schilling, Sophia Siciunas, Abigail Williams, Lauren Woodford, Brooke Swain, Talia Guido.
Noteworthy: Ninth in USA Division at Denver, fifth at Omaha's President's Day and 11th at Northern Lights. One of four second teams from Premier to qualify for nationals.
Nebraska Elite 15 Melee
Coach: Andrew Wehrli.
Roster: S: Callie Alberico, Blair; Maren McGuire, Omaha Marian. MH-OH: Cassidy Loberg, Millard West; Elise Duryea, Omaha Marian. L: Jaden Thiem, Elkhorn South. M: Kate Ruffalo, Elkhorn South; Abbi Bader, Millard North. DS: Mia LaHood, St. Vincent DePaul. OH: Madalyn McKeone, Elkhorn South; Halie McArdle, Gretna. RS: Elizabeth Loschen, Marian.
Noteworthy: Competed in the open division all year and will be representing the Great Plains Region in the National Division. Several big wins over some of the top teams in the country.
Nebraska Elite 15 Black Ice
Coach: Kael Busing.
Roster: MH: Anna Slezak, Omaha Marian; Payton Rosendahl, Columbus Lakeview. RS: Braeden Burling, Millard West. S: Sierra Strattan, Marian. Maddie Goltl, Ralston. OH: Macie Moylan, Marian; Emeilie Price, Millard North; Katie Belford, Marian. L: Rachel Johnson, St. Vincent DePaul. DS: Emma Pink, Marian.
Noteworthy: First team to qualify for USA Nationals in Dallas from the Great Plains Region by winning the Colorado Crossroads American Qualifier in March.
Premier 16 Gold
Coach: Becky Verespej
Assistants: Alex Muckey, Sydney Deboer
Who's hot: MB Kelsey O'Connell is a dominant offensive presence playing big above the net. She is capable of scoring offensivley at key moments with a fast tempo transition across the entire net, which keeps opponents out of system throughout matches.
Roster: O-RS: Leslie Booth, Elkhorn South. DS-S: Madyson Bridwell, Omaha Westside. OH: Lauren Gamm, Omaha Marian; Kierra Harder, Omaha Skutt; Audrey Keim, Millard South. MB: Sara Greisch, Marian. L: Libby Koukol, Millard North. MB: Kelsey O'Connell, Marian. S: Jessica Peters, Papillion-La Vista. MB-RS: Ann Porter, Marian.
Noteworthy: Went 5-0 at the Great Plains Regional Bid tournament without dropping a set to capture the National Division bid. Along with qualifying for the USAVB National Championships in Dallas, it finished first at the Great Plains regional tournament and in the USA Division Silver Bracket at the Show Me national qualifier in Kansas City, Mo.
Nebraska Elite 16 Matrix
Coach: Alicia Williams
Roster: OH: Mckenzi Bay, Elkhorn South; Madison Briggs, Omaha Duchesne. S: Katie Zheng, Omaha Brownell-Talbot; Sheridan Spohr, Elmwood-Murdock. MH: Caroline Christy, Elkhorn South; Kayli Grant, Millard North. RS: Peyton McCormick, Elkhorn; Megan Swanson, Elkhorn South. DS: Emily Foje, Duchesne; Olivia Wolodkewitsch, Omaha Marian. Injured: Sarah Christianson, Bennington.
Noteworthy: Three top-10 finishes at multi-day tournaments.
Nebraska Elite 16 Fury
Coach: Laurel Derry
Assistant: Kelsey Goldsmith
Roster: S: Ashley Knight, Elkhorn South; Monica Hruby, Omaha Skutt. L: Katie Stephens, Papillion-La Vista. RS: Kira Shapiro, Millard West. M-RS Jamie Hauptman, Millard South. MH: Claire Knust, Omaha Skutt; Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion-La Vista. OH: Maddie Bruder, Norris. O-RS-DS: Elena Melendez, Papillion-La Vista. OH: Megan Wickey, Omaha Concordia.
Noteworthy: Finished fourth at the Crossroads Qualifier, first at the Show-Me Qualifier and second at the Northern Lights Qualifier.
River City Juniors 181
Coach: Lindsay Mohon
Assistant: Lindsay Grant
Who's hot: Cohesively, this team is tough to beat. On the offensive side of the ball Alex Opperman leads the team in hitting percentage, while on the defensive end Elly Targy leads the team in consistent serve receive, passing and digs.
Roster: OH: Tori Lee, Omaha Duchesne (UNK). OH: Michelle Mlynczak, Omaha Gross (Doane). S: Brenna Nelson (UNK). MB; Alex Opperman, Omaha Gross (Wayne State). MB: Haley Nast, Bellevue West. RH; Shelby Sullivan, Neola Tri-Center (Southwestern CC). L-DS: Elly Targy, Omaha Gross (Iowa Western CC). L-DS: Becci Madden, Elkhorn South (Dordt). L-DS: Riley Clark, Papillion-La Vista South (Northwestern College).
Noteworthy: Finished fifth in the Gold Bracket at the World Qualifier in Louisville, Ky., and third at the Midwest Challenge in Des Moines. All seniors on this team have signed to play in college.
NebRaska Juniors 181
Coach: Gwen Egbert
Roster: OH: Olivia Boender, Waverly (Nebraska); Lexi Elman, Omaha Marian (Pacific). S: McKenzie Fyfe, Grand Island; Kelly Hunter, Papillion-La Vista South (Nebraska). L-DS: Makenna Meier, Waverly (Northern Colorado). RS: Olivia Schonewise, Papillion-La Vista South (Albany). MH: Anna Skold, Omaha Westside (Boston College); Annie Wolfe, Marian (UNK). OH: Taylor Thiele, Aurora (Bradley). L: Sydney Townsend, Lincoln Pius X (Nebraska).
River City Juniors 182
Coaches: Amanda Hunt, Tessa Pieper
Roster: Kelsey Ackerman, Omaha Gross; Hannah Casey, Millard South; Hannah Christy, Elkhorn South; Danielle Coyne, Millard South; Jennifer Lee, Millard West; Morgan Rademacher, Millard West; Claire Rush, Johnson-Brock; McKenzie Stevenson, Tekamah-Herman; Keely Woods, Millard North.
River City Juniors 171
Coach: Deb Grafentin
Assistant: Aimee Noel
Record: 32-16, ranked No. 16
Roster: L: Adasia Bromberger, Elkhorn. S: Heidi Fichter, Shenandoah, Iowa. OH-MB: Adyson Goodnight, Papillion-La Vista South. RS: Emily Gregan, Elkhorn South. DS: Alyssa Kirshenbaum, Omaha Burke. RS-LS: Victoria Krohn, CB Abraham Lincoln. LS: Sydney Nielsen, Shenandoah, Iowa. LS-DS: Alli Rogers, Elkhorn South. MB: Jess Schaben, Harlan, Iowa (Iowa State). RS: Erin Sosnowchik, Millard West. S: Megan Stilmock, Ralston. MB-LS: Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda, Iowa.
Noteworthy: Took third place in the Sports Performance National Junior Classic and third place in the JVA Midwest Challenge. Schaben, a sophomore, was named to the All-National JVA team in 17s. She has committed to Iowa State.
Nebraska Juniors 171
Coach: Jake Moore, Annie Rice
Roster: MB: Kasey Hohlen, Norris; Marysa Wilkinson, Lincoln Southwest. L: Emily Leichner, Millard West. OH: Natalie Mickelson, Gretna; Carley Remmers, Freeman; Ashley Witt, Lincoln Pius X. S-RS: Sydney O'Shaughnessy, Omaha Marian. OH-RS: Toni Tupper, Lincoln Northeast. S: Kylee Wurster, Lincoln Southeast.
Noteworthy: Hohlen, Tupper and Wilkinson lead a big and powerful offense.
River City Juniors 121
Coach: Lauren Klute. Assistant: Tori Lee.
Roster: OH: Gabi Auch Moedy; Makenna Woodward. RS: Emma Grunkemeyer; Zarah Sagheer. MH: Jessica Hendrix, Lily O'Mara. S: Abigail Meyer. L: Samantha Steele; Macey Van Ackeren.
River City Juniors 131
Coaches: Hannah Eberle, Kelly McManus
Roster: MB: Katherine Worden. O: Sadie Andrews. S-RS: Samantha Hasebroock. O: Rachael Bich. L: Madison Veller. O-L: Elaina Lundquist. S: Julia Kennedy. MB: Kendal Preston. S-RS: Olivia Petersen.
Noteworthy: Improved all year.
River City Juniors 132
Coaches: Theresa Kennelly and Ashley Bonnemier
Roster: L: Morgan Argo. MH: Alexis Bremer; Sara Kmiecik. S: Nicole Cloyd; Kortni Stracke. LS: Anna Mahr; Kayli White, Ella Siedlik. RS: Taylor Prinz.
River City Juniors 141
Coaches: Krista Barr and Tamara Langlois
Roster: Mollee Adamson, Courtney Cameron, Maddy Christiansen, Cera Craven, Alli DeVries, Kori Lester, Grace Nelson, Alexa Nichols, Callie Jo Sprinkel, Lindsey Woods.
River City Juniors 142
Coaches: Lindsey Diederich, Tasha Hill and Rachelle Kruml.
Roster: Emily Bohn, Hannah Boone, Maggie Durbin, Maria Gallegos, Katie Higgins, Hanna Jesske, Katie Kaipust, Megan Micek, Samantha Simpson, Taylor White,
River City Juniors 151
Coach: Rick Hughes. Assistant: Sheila Pleskac
Who's hot: Outside hitter Sophie Auch Moedy is a fantastic all-around player, who plays well on offense and is also a commanding presence in the back row. Rightside hitter Brittany Fleming is one of the more consistent players and someone that we lean on in times of need.
Roster: S-RS: Sarah Annis, Millard North. OH: Sophie Auch Moedy, Elkhorn South. DS: Rylee Bahe, Millard North. OH-RS: Kelsey Beaudin, Papillion-La Vista. DS: Maddie Cunningham, Omaha Gross. S-RS: Jessica Duval, Harlan. RS-OH: Brittany Fleming, Millard West. MH: Mallory Matthies, Omaha Marian. MH: McKenzie Paulison, Millard West; Cassidy Renander, Platteview. OH-DS: Alexi Woodward, Millard West.
Noteworthy: Finished ninth at the World Challenge in Kentucky after going in ranked 31st.
Coach: Bryce Hickerson. Assistant: Maggie Griffin.
Roster: S: Maya McAndrew (Lincoln North Star), Madison Jurgens (Diller O'Dell). OH: Mary Katherine Wolfe (Omaha Marian), Jacee Weber (Dorchester), Jazzy Schmidt (Waverly). MB: Alexis Bryant (Lincoln PIux X), Katie Schultis (Diller O'Dell). L: Megan Dobbs (Lincoln Southeast).
Noteworthy: Formed as a postseason team from our 14-1 and 15-1 teams. The 14-1s are coming off a gold medal at the Youth Classic in Chicago.
Nebraska Juniors 151
Coach: Allison Slager, Mike Brandon.
Roster: MB Sarah Allick. S-RS: Brianna Boender. S-RS: Kara Brown. DS-OH: Lauren Crockett. RS: Emma Finder. OH: Allie Davis; Sophia Terwillieger. L: Brenna Hansen. MB: Lauren Hinrichs. S-RS: Sara Kneifl.
Nebraska Juniors 152
Coach: Alyssa LeGrand.
Roster: S-DS: Hannah Brandon. S: Taylor Crandall. OH: Samantha Duncan; Kiley Hixson. MB: Courtney Faller; Nerissa Moravec. RS: Emma Finder. DS: Kylie Sims. OH-MB: Amanda Young.
River City Juniors 152
Coaches: Hannah Eberle, Kelcy Perkins.
Who's hot: Setter Weslyn Ahl averages three aces and three assists per game. Libero Megan Ryan averages 15 digs.
Roster: S: Weslyn Ahl, Millard West; Allison Grunkemeyer, Millard North. M-OH-RS: Meghan Suelter, Millard West. MH: Kyra Hudson, Millard North; Abby Durbin, Millard West. RS: Hanna Pleiss, Millard West. OH-RS: Elle Putnam, Omaha Marian. OH: Allie Thompson, Millard North; Bailey Thompson, Papillion-La Vista. L-OH: Megan Ryan, Omaha Burke.
Noteworthy: Started ranked 82 of 90 teams at JVA World Challenge in Louisville, Ky., and finished 27th.
VCNebraska 16 Paul
Coach: Paul Goodwin
Assistant: Sarah Kmitta
Roster: S: Zoe Prenda, Lincoln Southeast. Nicole Keenan, Sutton. OH: Taylor Drake, Lincoln Northeast. Kylie Roe, Lincoln East. Alexis Deets, Lincoln Southeast. MB: Aspen Wight, Northeast; Lizzy Royster, Lincoln East. L: Lizzie Saale, Lincoln Southeast; Morgan Walters, Lincoln East.
Noteworthy: Didn't drop a match at Kansas City qualifier until Day 3.
Nebraska One 16 LoneWolf
Coach: DeeCee Mather
Assistants: Mitch Braun, Kimberly Bailey
Roster: OH-DS: Lauren Bruning, Lincoln Pius X. OH: Claire McDermott, Lincoln Pius X; Brittany Fischer, Lincoln Southeast. S: Meghan Straub, Lincoln Pius X. MB: Kaitlin VanLoon, Lincoln Pius X; Anna Holmquist, Lincoln East. DS-L: Abbie Parde, Fillmore Central; Carly Sheppard, Lincoln Southeast. DS-OH: Molly Engebretson, Crete.
Noteworthy: Finished 11-1 and tied for ninth out of 172 teams last year.
River City Juniors 161
Coach: Jeff Riddle
Assistant: Mikhala Newman
Who's hot: Sage Meyer has become a tremendous presence on the outside. With her jumping ability and high arm swing, she has proven to be a tough hitter to stop.
Roster: DS: Hannah Codling, Omaha Burke. MB: Taylor Frederick, Harlan (Iowa); Madi Norblade, Papillion-La Vista South; Lauren Salerno, Omaha Westside. L-DS: Asia Kloewer, Harlan. OH: Elle Kloewer, Harlan; Sage Meyer, Bellevue West. RS: Raechel Meisinger, Papillion-La Vista; Molly Schiermeyer, Fremont. S: Matti Munger, CB St. Albert. DS/S: Santana Gallegos, Millard South.
Noteworthy: Started by winning its first six tournaments. Went into the JVA World Challenge open division playing extremely well, finishing in the top half, and beat the eventual champion.
Nebraska Juniors 161
Coach: Ryan Gray
Who's hot: Libero Brittany Witt and OHs Kylie Hohlen and Raegan LeGrand give the team good ball control and a frustrating defense for any opponent.
Roster: MB Tarrin Beller, Humphrey. S: Sara Boothe, Lincoln Piux X. OH: Cassidy Diekmann, Pius; Gessica Gdowski, Fremont; Raegan LeGrand, Papillion-La Vista South. MB: Kelsey Green, Elkhorn South. L: Kylie Hohlen, Norris; Brittany Witt, Omaha Marian. S-RS: Allison Penner, Aurora. OH-RS: Meagen Roth, Lincoln Southeast.
Nebraska Juniors 162
Coach: Jessica Fauss
Roster: S: Kailee Brown; Lexie Duch. MB: Tyra Douglas. L: Taylor Els. OH: Kelli Holloway. MB-OH: Emma McKillip. RS: Payton Ruhl; Erin Warren. OH-MB: Indy Talken. OH: Maria Wortmann.
River City Juniors 162
Coaches: Marybeth Steele, Tom Woods
Rosters: Kaylee Bahun, Millard North; Lynlee Baumann; Allison Dohse, Millard West; Brooke Fleischman, Papillion-La Vista South; Bailee Gofta, CB Abraham Lincoln; Sydney Kubica, Millard North; Emily Lines, Omaha Burke; Nikki Lofshult, Burke; Anna Reick, Gretna; Madison Zellars, Papillion-La Vista South; Jacquelynn Ziola, Elkhorn South.