Each year prior to the start of the high school volleyball season, Prep Dig Nebraska releases its “Watch List” for liberos/DS, setters and hitters. At the end of each high school season, Prep Dig Nebraska releases a 1st, 2nd and…
Each year prior to the start of the high school volleyball season, Prep Dig Nebraska releases its “Watch List” for liberos/DS, setters and hitters. At the end of each high school season, Prep Dig Nebraska releases a 1st, 2nd and 3rd team All-Nebraska squad as well as three teams from of each classification.
A total of 30 athletes will earn All-Nebraska honors at the end of the year, with 10 players being named to each of the three teams. The players will come from a variety of classes and the recognition will be determined based solely on what the athlete did during the 2018 high school season. Of the 30 athletes, six will be setters, six will be either liberos or defensive specialists and 24 will he hitters (a combination of OH, MH & RS). It is extremely difficult to earn an All-Nebraska honor.
The following list of players is an indicator of how well players have performed in the past, which means they have the potential to earn All-Nebraska honors. However, inclusion on the list does not mean the player will be named All-Nebraska nor does it mean a player not listed below can’t be named All-Nebraska. Again, it will be solely based on what happens during the 2018 high school season.
It should also be noted that the lists are generally dominated by seniors and juniors. It is incredibly rare for a freshman or a sophomore to be named among the 30 best players in the entire state. Every year more than 100 high school players go on to play in college. There is a tremendous amount of volleyball players across the state in all classes with great talent. If you are included on this list, congratulations. If you are not on this list, do not be offended and understand that you are still a valuable member of your team and ultimately your inclusion on an All-Nebraska team or watch list is completely in your hands based on how you perform this season.
Listed alphabetically below are the 25 athletes named to the 2018 libero/DS All-Nebraska Watch List:
Name, Height, Class, School, (College Commitment)
Emma Altman, 5’6, Sr., Millard North
Jessie Brandl, 5’7, Sr., Stanton (Wayne State)
Jaiden Centeno, 5’7, Sr., Millard West (Iowa State)
Brianna Danehey, 5’6, Sr., Blue Hill
Emma Gabel, 5’7, Sr., Lincoln Pius X (Nebraska)
Trisha Hayes, 5’6, Jr., Superior
Alexas Kuehn, 5’4, Sr., Minden
Paige Lukasiewicz, 5’3, Soph., St. Paul
Jordan McCormick, 5’10, Sr., Elkhorn South (Wayne State)
Maggie McElhose, 5’7, Sr., Elkhorn
Sophia Moes, 5’1, Sr., Omaha Marian
Madison Murcek, 5’3, Jr., Omaha Roncalli
Lucy O’Brien, 5’5, Jr., Omaha Marian
Holly Ochsner, 5’4, Soph., Lincoln Southwest
Leah Palensky, 5’4, Sr., Papillion-LaVista South
Sawyer Quinn, 5’5, Sr., Southern Valley
Molly Ramsey, 5’2, Soph., Norris
Olivia Rouw, 5’5, Soph., Skutt Catholic
Kenedy Schaecher, 5’5, Jr., Gretna
Jaidyn Schindler, 5’7, Sr., Ewing
Bre Skala, 5’7, Soph., Skutt Catholic
Sam Steele, 5’6, Jr., Millard South
Becca Vala, 5’6, Soph., Elkhorn
Brilee Wieseler, 5’9, Soph., Skutt Catholic
Erin Willliams, 5’4, Sr., Lincoln Lutheran (Omaha)