Wisconsin Class of 2019 Has Sights Set On Warm Temps, Beaches, and Coastal Views
The Class of 2019 is full of athletes heading to colleges all over the country. Gabby Murray of Xavier/One Wisconsin is heading to Marist, which is a Division 1 school just north of New York City while Caroline Dragani of…
The Class of 2019 is full of athletes heading to colleges all over the country. Gabby Murray of Xavier/One Wisconsin is heading to Marist, which is a Division 1 school just north of New York City while Caroline Dragani of Catholic Memorial/Milwaukee Sting is heading West to Portland State in Utah. Wisconsin girls with big dreams. Some will be staying close to home like Tiffany Plaaman of Appleton East and Kayla Lass of Stevens Point heading down the road to Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee picking up Ari Miller of Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Morgan Thiel of Oshkosh Lourdes, and Matison Jakscht of East Troy. However, there is a mad rush to head south for the hardcourt and the beach.
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The SEC is definitely gaining some momentum in volleyball with the surge of Kentucky and Florida, but the rest of the conference is picking up steam as well. Maddie Berezowitz of Burlington/Milwaukee Sting is definitely a blue blood with family ties to Kentucky through the football program and will be heading to Lexington next year to play for the defending SEC Champions. Maggie Cartwright of Kimberly/FC Elite will be going to Fayetteville to play for Arkansas. Cartwright is a six rotation outside hitter who squared off against Berezowitz in the D1 quarterfinals with Burlington coming out with a win in five. Cartwright is quite the shotmaker, but is also a huge block on the rightside with a ton of athleticism she can bring to the table.
Not quite the South, but will be warmer than the winters of Wisconsin with Kayce Litzau and Shea Lauria of Milwaukee Sting heading to Wichita State and Laura Shoopman of Westosha Central/Milwaukee Sting heading to Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Litzau is the all around setter who led Greendale to four state tournament appearances while Lauria is a gritty libero who will be playing for Milwaukee Sting this year. Shoopman is an all around player that can play six rotations with a cannon of a swing from the left or right side, she has been a huge part of the success of the senior class at Westosha Central.
Chloe Thome of Wauwatosa East will be heading to play beach at Missouri State while a few others will be heading further South to take their game to the beach. Grace Mans of Fort Atkinson will be going to St. Leo’s in the Tampa area while Kennedy Muff of Westosha Central will be playing beach and indoor for Flagler which chances are she will literally be within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean being in St. Augustine, Florida. Kampbell Hehr of Big Foot will be going to Georgia State which is a Division 1 program for indoor and beach volleyball.
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From the Gulf to the The Atlantic Coast
Emma Syzpszak will be heading to Florida Gulf Coast which is in the Fort Myers, FL while Ashley Guenveur of Menomonee Falls will be heading to Troy University in Alabama. The 5’10 outside hitter has been a long time Sting player and will be joining the Trojans which are part of the Sun Belt Conference. Sopheea Mink of DeForest/Capital Volleyball Academy has been a major up and comer the past two seasons and will follow the pipeline of talented Wisconsin preps to High Point University in North Carolina which has been an NCAA tournament team the past few years. Molly Livingston who also played for Capital just finished her career at High Point while Haley Barnes, a star outside hitter for Neenah graduated from High Point in 2017. Both left with all conference honors, with Livingston being named Player of the Year in the confernece. Mink is also state caliber high jumper. Ayona Johnson of One Wisconsin (Dane) and Madison LaFollette will be heading to Hampton University which is on the Atlantic Coast in Hampton, Virginia.