Waukesha West High School: 2018 Preview & Players to Watch
Waukesha West really came onto the volleyball scene last year sweeping Mukwonago in their first conference match of the season and winning both the West Allis Hale Quad and the Pewaukee Invite. This has truly set the team up for…
Waukesha West really came onto the volleyball scene last year sweeping Mukwonago in their first conference match of the season and winning both the West Allis Hale Quad and the Pewaukee Invite. This has truly set the team up for success in 2018 with second year varsity coach Patty Witon leading the pack and five key returning players set to provide leadership and fluidity to this quickly growing program.
Kaylee Lorincz (Outside Hitter, Class of 2019) was injured early in the season but was a huge asset to the team once she was able to play again. She provides great leadership for the team on and off the court. She is a consistent player who is sure to bring great things in her senior year. Despite having been injured she still contributed 75 digs and 17 aces to the season.
Darragh Dixon (Setter, Class of 2019) has been a key varsity player for four years. With almost 300 assists in the 2017 season, she is key to running a smooth offense for the Wolverines. Her chemistry with the hitters and knowledge of the game is an amazing asset for this incoming senior. When the other setter was injured mid-season, Darragh was able to step up and run the offense single-handedly. She also brought home 26 aces, 39 digs, and 17 kills.
Anna Nerad (Middle Blocker, Class of 2019) lead the team in blocking. She has a great presence at the net and had 40 blocks over the course of the season. A UW-Milwaukee commit, she is also a powerhouse hitter with 150 kills on the season. Anna is truly a great asset to have as a middle blocker.
Alexis Boling (Middle Blocker, Class of 2021) is a force to be reckoned with in the middle her high energy, power, and consistency make her a triple threat. She thrives on both offense and defense and her return is sure to be a major benefit to the Wolverines. She had 27 blocks and 83 kills during the 2017 season where she was just a freshman.
Anna Holland (Libero, Class of 2021) is a passionate player whose hustle and energy is noticeable on the court. Anna held the highest dig average on the team and had 75 digs during the season. She can read the ball well and has great court awareness. She also had 17 aces and 13 assists throughout the season. Anna had a great start her freshman year and is sure to do great things throughout the rest of her high school career.
Waukesha West has big goals this upcoming season, and rightly so! With a successful 2017 season, they look forward to continue growing. They hope to finish top 3 in both the Classic 8 Conference and the Sprawl, finish in the top half of the Joust, and get to state. This program has a bright future and some very talented athletes.