2017 FALL PREVIEW: SBAAC volleyball


Western Brown Broncos

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

17-7 overall, 9-1 SBAAC, first in American Division

HEAD COACH

Carla Fite 10 years coaching, 7th year at WB

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

144-61

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Leah Creech, Mt Orab Middle School

Lindsey Liming, Hamersville Elementary

Amber Huiet, freshman

Colleen Gaffney, junior varsity

Jeanette Blackmond, varsity assistant

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Outisde hitter Tessa Pinkerton led the team in kills and broke season record with 311, 1st team SBAAC All Star, 2nd team All District

Setter Emily Cooper broke assists record in season with 739, 1st team SBAAC All Star, 3rd team All District

Libero Mary Sizer led team in digs with 466, holds the career record in digs with 1163. 1st Team SBAAC All Star, 1st team All District, SBAAC Player of the Year.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Graduated middle blocker Bailie Darnall

Graduate outside hitter Erin Bishop

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

We will be competitive for a first place finish

LEAGUE TITLES

Since 2006, Broncos have been SBC Champs 10 times out of 11 years

ROSTER

Player Pos Grade

Karley Cornett DS 12

Rachel Kuttler DS 12

Cana Kleemeyer DS/OH 12

Lexi Wallace MB 11

Mary Sizer Lib 12

Tessa Pinkerton OH 12

Sam Green RS/OH 12

Morgan Back OH 11

Rylie Young MB 12

Emily Cooper S 12

Lizzy Black OH/MB 11

Carson Jones DS/S 11

Riese Peters DS/RS 12

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Clermont Northeastern Rockets

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

16-9 overall, 8-2 in SBAAC, second in National Division

HEAD COACH

Emma Keough, fourth year at CNE

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

56-17 in 3 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

7th grade, Casey Shaffer

8th grade, Terri Hoerth

Junior varsity, Katie Freeman

Assistant varsity, Megan Goldfuss

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

7

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Ivy Young, 1st team All-SBAAC

Brittney Barnes, 2nd team-All SBAAC

Gigi Beebe, 2nd team All-SBAAC

Jillian Kirby

Carson Fishback

KEY NEWCOMERS

Sophomore setter Makayla Drewry

Freshman middle hitter Macy Brown

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Katherine Kelley, graduation, 1st team All-District 16, 1st team All-SBAAC

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

1st

LEAGUE TITLES

2014

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON:

We have six seniors on our roster this year and seven returners from last season. I like the balance of experience with fresh faces this year. I think we have a great defensive attitude and a will to win. This team is gritty and plays technically sound volleyball. My expectation is always for a team to improve throughout the season and to be playing their best ball by the end of the season. I am looking for a technically sound team with a passionate drive. Our team goals include winning the SBAAC and advancing out of the sectional tournament.

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Goshen Warriors

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

14-9 overall, 5-5 in SBAAC, tied for third in American Division

HEAD COACH

Amy Schmidbauer, second year as head coach, third overall at Goshen

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

COACHES IN PROGRAM)

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Allison Umbarger (Outside hitter)

Olivia Litzau (Outside Hitter)

Lexi Payne (Libero)

Libby Umbarger (Middle Blocker)

Mel Jenkins (setter)

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

We have two big outside hitters with a great setter, a very talented libero who last year ranked second in the city in digs. We have four Div. I college prospects: Allison Umbarger, Olivia Litzau, Lexi Payne, Mel Jenkins. Litzau played on NKYVC’s national team this year

ROSTER

Name YR POS

Olivia Litzau 11 OH, DS

Melanie Jenkins 11 S, RS

Allison Umbarger 11 OH, DS

Jessica Honican 11 MB, RS

Beth Cannava 11 RS, DS

Lexi Payne 11 L, DS

Erica Tomes 11 OH, DS

Morgan Riddle 10 S, DS

Libby Leppert 10 MB, RS

Libby Umbarger 12 MB, RS

Haily Wheeler 12 MB, OH

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New Richmond Lions

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

Record 17-7, 2nd in the SBAAC American Division

HEAD COACH

Amy Hauck, ninth year of coaching volleyball, second at New Richmond

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Aubree Story, SBAAC Co-player of the year

Natalie Holdsworth, American Div. 2nd Team All-Star

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Rachel Riffle, graduated

Anna Hamilton, graduated

LEAGUE TITLES

2015 won the league

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

With a loss of five seniors this will be a rebuilding year, but we have a lot of potential and are looking forward to a great season.

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Bethel-Tate Tigers

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

5-16 overall, 7th place in American Division

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

James Combs, second year at Bethel-Tate, ninth year overall

HEAD COACH’S RECORD, YRS COACHING SPORT

5-16 at Bethel-Tate

COACHES IN PROGRAM

7& 8 grade, Chad Bohl

Junior varsity, Allyson Moorman

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Madison Schooley

Kiwi Swartz

Brooklyn Stephens

Sami Giwer

Joelle Hebbard

KEY NEWCOMERS

Lauren Meyer

Darcy Angel

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

4th

LEAGUE TITLES

0

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY TEAM, SEASON

Last year’s team was a improvement over the previous year. We had three seniors, three sophomores and two freshmen. With five returning starters and four players that played JV last year, we are looking forward to a better season.

ROSTER

Name Grade Pos

Darcy Angel 12 M/OH

Sam Giwer 11 S/R

Joelle Hebbard 11 M/OH

Lauren Meyer 10 M

Leah Robinson 11 DS/L

Madison Schooley 10 OH

Brooklyn Stephens 11 OH/R

Kiwi Swartz 10 S/L

Jaycee Wall 10 S

Kelsi Wolfe 10 DS

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The Western Brown High School volleyball team, from left to right, front row, Riese Peters, Morgan Back, Carson Jones, Emily Cooper, Rachel Kuttler, Sam Green, Karley Cornett; top row, head coach Carla Fite, assistant coach Amber Huiet, manager Maddison Neal, Lizzy Black, Cana Kleemeyer, Lexi Wallace, Rylie Young, Tessa Pinkerton, Mary Sizer, assistant coach Jeanette Blackmond and coach Gaffney.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_VB_westernbrownteam.jpgThe Western Brown High School volleyball team, from left to right, front row, Riese Peters, Morgan Back, Carson Jones, Emily Cooper, Rachel Kuttler, Sam Green, Karley Cornett; top row, head coach Carla Fite, assistant coach Amber Huiet, manager Maddison Neal, Lizzy Black, Cana Kleemeyer, Lexi Wallace, Rylie Young, Tessa Pinkerton, Mary Sizer, assistant coach Jeanette Blackmond and coach Gaffney. Courtesy Photo

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