5A VOLLEYBALL TEAM CAPSULES

Defending state champion Fossil Ridge is seeded 2nd in the Class 5A state volleyball tournament but 11 other teams hope to unseat the Sabercats this year.  We look at all 12 clubs with team capsules.
The bracket opens with eight pool matches on Friday and concludes with four more first round battles and the semifinals leading up to the state championship match at 7:00pm Saturday night.  All matches can be seen live at www.NFHSNetwork.com.
Colorado Preps will post scores on our volleyball scoreboard both days with updates after every set.
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#1 MOUNTAIN VISTA GOLDEN EAGLES (21-4)

COACH:  Doug Schafer
LEAGUE:  Tied for 2nd with Castle View and Highlands Ranch in Continental
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES: 9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  5-3
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Cherry Creek 3-2 (August 29th)
  • Did not play Rocky Mountain
KILLS Amanda Keller 234 Jordan MacArthur 171 Raegan Phillips 154
ACES Sam Novak 56 Keller 39 Nicole Lazzell 30
BLOCKS Keller 69 Brooke Jessen 46 Phillips 31
DIGGS Novak 471 Gabby Brown 199 Lazzell 181
ASSISTS Lazzell 387 Brown 314

 

#2 FOSSIL RIDGE SABERCATS (21-4)

COACH:  Paul Shimek
LEAGUE:  Tied for first with Rocky Mountain & Fort Collins in Front Range
STATE TITLES:  2016 (defending champions)
LAST TEN GAMES: 9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  4-4 (lost to Eaton & Lewis Palmer / beat Valor outside 5A)
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Denver East 3-1 (September 15th)
  • Did not play Chatfield
KILLS Riley Zuhn 226 Catie Semadeni 221 Mataya Megson 182
ACES Semadeni 62 Courtney Dix 61 Tyler Lindgren 34
BLOCKS Megson 44 Semadeni 28 Zuhn 27
DIGGS Charlie Durbin 485 Lindgren 235 Dix 134
ASSISTS Lindgren 427 Dix 413

 

#3 CASTLE VIEW SABERCATS (21-4)

COACH:  Scott Dowis
LEAGUE:  Tied for 2nd with Mountain Vista & Highlands Ranch in the Continental
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES:  8-2
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  7-2 (split with Chaparral — lost to Fruita Monument)
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Rock Canyon 3-0 (September 14th)
  • Did not play Coronado
KILLS Kate Menz 297 Ashley Echols 216 Holly Schmidt 207
ACES Lauren Lowry 45 Leanne Lowry 43 Schmidt 30
BLOCKS Genna Ryan-Piasecki 58 Echols 39 Menz 35
DIGGS Leanne Lowry 582 Menz 276 Lauren Lowry 215
ASSISTS Lauren Lowry 983 Leanne Lowry 30 Shea Mullens 25

 

#4 CHAPARRAL WOLVERINES (20-5)

COACH:  Amanda West
LEAGUE:  Won Continental league championship (9-1)
STATE TITLES:  2 (11, 10 / back to back)
LAST TEN GAMES:  9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  4-5
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Lost to Fort Collins 3-2 (September 2nd)
  • Did not play Fruita Monument
KILLS Grace Haberland 187 Julianna Dalton 178 Abby Heimlicher 152
ACES Haley Roberts 72 Ashley Stafford 36 Kyla Gerson 33
BLOCKS Noelle Knutsen 95 Dalton 82 Hemlicher 80
DIGGS Gerson 421 Haberland 167 Stafford 154
ASSISTS Roberts 495 Emma Ammerman 245 Mia Ennis 156

 

#5 FRUITA MONUMENT WILDCATS (24-1)

COACH: Bob Richardson
LEAGUE:  Won Southwestern League championship (8-0)
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES:  10-0 (won 22 straight)
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  2-1 (beat Castle View & Valor / lost to Rock Canyon)
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Did not face either team
KILLS Riley Snyder 350 Dana Thomson 305 Sitori Carver 97
ACES Snyder 37 Truth Hafey 37 Mackenzie Wells 25
BLOCKS Toni Marsh 48 Thomson 37 Carver 35
DIGGS Wells 448 Snyder 199 Thomson 171
ASSISTS Hafey 752 Madie Price 44 Wells 38

 

#6 CORONADO COUGARS (22-3)

COACH:  Stormie Wells
LEAGUE:  Won Colorado Springs Metro title (6-0)
STATE TITLES:  3 (92, 88, 83) — 92 is only in Class 5A
LAST TEN GAMES:  9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  2-3 (two losses to 4A Palmer Ridge — also beat them once)
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Did not face either team
KILLS Jaelyn Hershberger 207 Mara Abernathy 186 Mallory Brown 130
ACES Lacey Redinger 56 Delaney St Pierre 45 Brown 37
BLOCKS Abernathy 60 Morgan Darnall 46 St Pierre 41
DIGGS Bethany Heitland 363 Hershberger 164 St Pierre 125
ASSISTS St Pierre 635 Redinger 21

 

#7 CHATFIELD CHARGERS (22-3)

COACH:  Stephanie Schick
LEAGUE:  Won Jeffco title (6-1)
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES: 9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  6-2
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Denver East 3-0 (September 7th)
  • Did not play Fossil Ridge
KILLS Hope Theander 194 Julia Eiken 131 Lacey Cowan 97
ACES Alexa Alameddin 31 Breanna Jones 24 Cowan/Fowler 19
BLOCKS Eiken 50 Cowan 35 Theander 27
DIGGS Jones 305 Theander 214 Alameddin 162
ASSISTS Ashley Fowler 332 Peyton Plant 172 Jones 45

 

#8 ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOBOS (23-2)

COACH:  Julie Hilt
LEAGUE: Tied w/Fort Collins & Fossil Ridge for first in Front Range
STATE TITLES:  2 (99, 95)
LAST TEN GAMES:  9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  2-2
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Cherry Creek 2-0 (September 16th)
  • Lost to Cherry Creek 3-0 (October 18th)
  • Did not play Mountain Vista
KILLS AnneMarie Dodson 241 Allie McEndaffer 192 Myles Hilbert 111
ACES Carly Bowles 56 Hilbert 33 Annika Larson 30
BLOCKS Dodson 87 Hilbert 27 Emma Werning 23
DIGGS Larson 461 McEndaffer 210 Hilbert 185
ASSISTS Bowles 384 Hilbert 342 Larson 47

 

#9 FORT COLLINS LAMBKINS (21-4)

COACH:  Jared Rudiger
LEAGUE:  Tied w/Fossil Ridge & Rocky Mountain for first in the Front Range
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES:  8-2
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  2-4
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Beat Chaparral 3-2 (September 2nd)
  • Did not play Fruita Monument
KILLS Hannah Serbousek 253 Kaina Roehrkasse 222 Taylor Rohr 175
ACES Rohr 59 Sabrina Vandelist 49 Roehrkasse/Jones 45
BLOCKS Roehrkasse Rohr 33 Vandelist 29
DIGGS Erika Jones 500 Vandelist 212 Rohr 197
ASSISTS Rohr 425 Vandelist 394 Jones 20

 

#10 ROCK CANYON JAGUARS (18-7)

COACH: Angela Nylund-Hanson
LEAGUE:  Finished 5th in Continental (6-4)
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES:  6-4
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  7-3
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Lost to Castle View 3-0 (September 14th)
  • Did not face Coronado
KILLS Keeley Davis 495 Laryssa Myers 171 Sophia Sobota 109
ACES Davis 50 Abi Leitner 33 Kaylee Mejia 25
BLOCKS Macy Rushall 72 Rachel Schutte 46 Myers 44
DIGGS Mejia 365 Davis 315 Leitner 151
ASSISTS Leitner 592 Lauren Evans 286

 

#11 DENVER EAST ANGLES (19-6)

COACH:  Tarah Olmstead
LEAGUE:  Won Denver Prep championship (5-0)
STATE TITLES:  None
LAST TEN GAMES:  9-1
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  5-4
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Lost to Fossil Ridge 3-1 (September 15th)
  • Did not play Chatfield
KILLS Sarah Williammee 172 Qairo Bentley 167 Macy Cummings 146
ACES Jurnee Calhoun 39 Ashley Chesney 39 Williammee 36
BLOCKS Katie Lawton 48 Alexis Blair 43 Cummings 37
DIGGS Chesney 262 Bentley 195 Williammee 194
ASSISTS Calhoun 766 Chesney 24

 

#12 CHERRY CREEK BRUINS (23-2)

COACH: Sally Moos
LEAGUE:  Won Centennial Championship (7-0)
STATE TITLES:  5 (08, 98, 97, 92, 89)
LAST TEN GAMES:  10-0 (won 16)
RECORD VS STATE CLUBS:  5-2
MATCHES VS POOL OPPONENTS

  • Lost to Mountain Vista 3-2 (August 29th — Season opener)
  • Lost to Rocky Mountain 2-0 (September 16th — last loss)
  • Beat Rocky Mountain 3-0 (October 28th — Legend Tournament)
KILLS Katie Sherman 250 Maya Borenstein 181 Erin Markham 114
ACES Sherman 27 Ashley Hand 26 Markham 23
BLOCKS Markham 50 Santana Monroe 42 Hand 27
DIGGS Molly Chapman 234 Hand 190 Hayden Warner 139
ASSISTS Hand 583 Markham 102 Emily Ettel 96

 
 

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