Returning finalists Dayspring Christian and Yuma both return a good amount of talent from their 2016 squads.  Katie Kurz led Dayspring Christian to their first ever state volleyball championship with a four-set win over the Indians.  Chasey Blach helped Yuma gain a third consecutive appearance in a state final.  Shaelyn Walton of Hoehne and Jerraldawn Rector of Simla are also coming off solid junior years in leading their teams to the Denver Coliseum as well.


Katie Kurz — Dayspring Christian

  • Led Eagles to a perfect 29-0 season
  • Led team with 434 kills which included a 53 percent kill rate
  • Led club with 77 aces and 298 diggs
  • Eagles lost just 12 sets during the entire 2016 season including five at the state tournament

Shaelyn Walton — Hoehne

  • Helped lead the Farmers into state semifinals where they lost to Yuma in 3 sets
  • Topped team with 333 kills
  • Leads a list of five returnees who all recorded at least 105 kills last season
  • Led Farmers with 289 blocks and was second in aces with 43



Chasey Blach — Yuma

  • Second on team in kills as a sophomore with 316
  • Improved from 63 kills during her freshman season
  • Easily led squad with 85 blocks — next on the list was 47

Jerraldawn Rector — Simla

  • Registered a team best 390 kills as a junior
  • Needs only 213 kills as a senior to reach 1,500 for career
  • Is one of six of the top seven hitters from last season returning in 2017
  • Led team with 42 aces and 57 blocks this season

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