Club Preview: South Central 17 Black, 17 Red
While most people think about Omaha and Lincoln when it comes to club volleyball, perhaps the best-kept secret is well away from the two largest cities in the state. South Central Nebraska Volleyball Club – based in Aurora – has…
While most people think about Omaha and Lincoln when it comes to club volleyball, perhaps the best-kept secret is well away from the two largest cities in the state.
South Central Nebraska Volleyball Club – based in Aurora – has a long-standing tradition of putting out quality teams filled with small-school standouts from the central part of the state. This season looks to be no exception.
At the 17s level, South Central has a pair of teams with some of the top small-school juniors in the state. We start by taking a look at the South Central 17 Black squad.
Hastings College recruit Cecilia Beahm, an outside hitter from Hastings, leads the group. The 5’11 Beahm had 447 kills, 289 digs and 40 blocks to lead the Tigers to one of the school’s best seasons this past fall.
She is joined by the Blue Hill duo of Rylee Kohmetscher (344 kills, 36 blocks) and Emily Meyer (157 kills, 57 blocks). The well-rounded attackers don’t stop there for South Central 17 Black as the squad also boasts Centura’s Brooklyn Hostetler (295 kills, 336 digs) and Logan Poppe of Doniphan-Trumbull (226 kills, 352 digs).
McCool Junction junior Jillian Stark and Nebraska Christian’s Jada McHargue along with St. Paul’s Bree Carlson are versatile athletes and Hastings St. Cecilia sophomore Makenna Asher – at 5’10 – is one of the top young setters in the state and had 420 assists and 183 kills this season for the Hawkettes.
The squad is coached by Sutton’s Shelli Mohnike.
The South Central 17 Red team, coached by former Kansas State standout Jill Bauer and Jaden Siegle, is comprised of the following players.
Hannah Krabel and Regan Thomas of Hastings Adams Central, Megan Snyder of Aurora, Gabriella Homolka of Central City, Laura Czarnick of Columbus, Ryleigh Hanson of Minden, Grace Messenger of Sandy Creek, Grace Jerabek and Alexis Sack of St. Paul and Alexis Velde of York.