Southeast Community College Looking to Take Next Step in 2018
BEATRICE – In 2017, Southeast Community College finished second in the Region IX Tournament to Central CC, which would go on to finish 9th in the nation. This year, the Storm look to take the next step and capture the region title.
Led by sophomore setter Addi Schramm of Omaha Northwest, a former all-stater for the Huskies, Southeast coach Carrie Puhalla likes what she sees so far in 2018.
“As for the players that I have returning, Addi Schramm is doing a great job of leading the team this year on and off the court. Addi is proving to be a great asset to the Storm program,” Puhalla said. “She distributes the ball well and does a great job of placing the ball for the hitters.
“Maggie Parde (from Freeman) is another of our sophomore returning players and she is doing a great job of leading the hitters on and off the court as well. Maggie pushes the other players to work hard in practice and the weight room. She has a great work ethic, which shows on and off the court. “
Southeast CC opens its season next weekend by hosting the RKP Invitational in Beatrice.
Here is a position-by-position look at Southeast Community College for 2018.
Brittney Jurgens, 5’4, Fr., Madison, Neb.
Addi Schramm, 5’8, Soph., Omaha, Neb.
Claire Harless, 5’8, Fr., Polk, Neb.
Alexis Easley, 5’9, Fr., Omaha, Neb.
Schramm had an outstanding freshman season for Southeast, delivering 764 assists (7.49 per set) while adding 74 kills, 131 digs and 24 ace serves. She also had 28 total blocks. Jurgens comes from Auburn High while Harness is a freshman from Cross County and Easley comes to the program from Omaha Roncalli.
Jadai Burns, 5’9, Fr., Omaha, Neb.
Madison Kerkman, 5’11, Fr., Columbus, Neb.
Stevie Tobin, 5’9, Soph., Parker, Colo.
Kaylee Van Housen, 5’7, Fr., Polk, Neb.
Tobin is the only returning pin hitter for the Storm, but she is a really good one to have. She had 310 kills a year ago (2.67 per set) while hitting .198. She also had 108 digs, 36 ace serves and 61 total blocks. Kerkman, from Columbus Scotus, and Burns, from Omaha Northwest, have impressed Puhalla so far and Van Housen is a freshman from High Plains.
Theresa Frary, 5’11, Fr., Auburn, Neb.
Angelica Jusino, 5’11, Fr., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Maggie Parde, 6’1, Soph., Adams, Neb.
Lauren DeLord, 6’2, Fr., Western, Neb.
Parde is the most experienced middle of the group, having played in 80 sets last year for the Storm and tallying 86 kills to go with 57 blocks. Frary has looked good early on while Puerto Rico product Jusino and DeLord, who was part of Meridan’s back-to-back Class D-1 state runner-up teams, are also competing for playing time.
Jessy Walton, 5’7, Fr., Omaha, Neb.
Katherine Flores, 5’5, Fr., Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
Sara Pleschourt, 5’3, Soph., Eustis, Neb.
Kiley Codner, 5’3, Fr., Wood River, Neb.
Pleschourt comes into 2018 as the only sophomore in the back row after appearing in 72 sets as a freshman. She had 122 digs (1.69 per set) for the Storm last year and three ace serves. Walton played her high school ball for Boys Town while Wood River freshman Codner and Flores, from Puerto Rico, will also contend for playing time.