Final Class of 2018 Player Rankings: 61-65
It’s graduation time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers. We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school – and…
It’s graduation time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers.
We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school – and club volleyball – are over. Each day we will release more rankings until we get to the top five.
For now, here are the players that finished ranked #61-65. Congrats to them all and best of luck in the future! Thanks for all you did to make high school volleyball in Nebraska so amazing!
#61 – Brynn Stansberry, 5’3, Libero, Bennington (Nebraska Elite) – committed to Iowa Western
Defense certainly does help you win championships and Stansberry proved that the past year as the Iowa Western libero recruit helped lead Bennington to a district title and trip to the state tournament while also anchoring the back row for the Nebraska Elite 18 Envy team which won a USAV GJNC qualifier to earn a trip to nationals. Stansberry finished her career at Bennington as a three-year starter and had 1,000 digs, 976 serve receptions and 123 aces while serving at 92.1 percent.
#62 – Brynn Westenberg, 5’6, Setter, Johnson-Brock
In order for your team to dominate its class and win three straight state titles you need an outstanding setter at the heart of it and that’s exactly what Johnson-Brock had in senior setter Brynn Westenberg. Running the offense for the Eagles, Westenberg had more than 1,000 assists in each of her three years as a starter and finished her career with 3,121. She also finished with 729 digs in her career and served at 95.4 percent.
#63 – Corrie Schneider, 6’0, MH, Aurora
Schneider has been a consistent force in the middle the past three seasons for the Huskies, getting better each season. She capped her standout career by hitting .391 with a career-best 245 kills in 2017. For her career, Schneider finished with 594 kills , 143 blocks and 61 aces for Aurora.
#64 – Ali Smith, 5’4, Libero, Ord
Smith earned a reputation as one of the most hard-nosed defenders in the state during her time with Ord. She was a four-year starter and completed her career for the Chants with 1,545 digs – including a mind-blowing 631 during her senior year. An all-around standout athlete, Smith also had 93 assists, 122 aces and 81 kills during her time in Ord.
#65 – Felicia Knoerzer, 5’8, OH, Elwood
Knoerzer very well may have been the best volleyball player in the state that 99% of the population never got a chance to watch. An absolute full-rotation standout at Elwood, Knoerzer did it all for the Pirates. For her career she had 935 kills, 1,275 digs, 142 aces and 106 blocks. All you need to know about Knoerzer is that in her final three high school matches, she was unstoppable. 25 kills and 30 digs in a sub-district final win over Axtell, 26 kills and 37 digs in a district final win over Red Cloud and 21 kills and 24 digs in a loss to Hyannis at state. That’s how you close out a career.