Numerous emerging athletes caught my eye during the 16s qualifier. It is so fun to watch athletes on the rise and athletes who are already on our radar improve, impress, and compete at a high level. Here are the five…
Numerous emerging athletes caught my eye during the 16s qualifier. It is so fun to watch athletes on the rise and athletes who are already on our radar improve, impress, and compete at a high level. Here are the five 16s teams that earned bids at the Badger Region Qualifier.
Milwaukee Sting 16 Gold – National Bid
This is a fun team to watch continue to improve and develop over the course of the season. I can’t wait to see the level they are playing at by the time June comes. I only saw one match at the qualifier, but they were impressive throughout.
Billie Reiter Billie Reiter 5'11" | S Greendale | 2025 State WI runs the offense like a well-oiled machine. She has a quick touch on the ball and runs the offense with a fast tempo. Madison Marx Madison Marx 5'6" | S Franklin | 2025 State WI also ran a 5-1 for one of the sets I got to see, and she caught my eye with her speed across the court and soft touch on the ball. Allie Beers Allie Beers 6'0" | MB Slinger | 2026 WI and Karli Molnau Karli Molnau 5'11" | MB Lake Country Lutheran | 2025 State WI were explosive out of the middle.
Olivia Durst Olivia Durst 5'9" | OH DSHA | 2025 State WI was simply elite as libero. She reads the court well and has great ball control. Madison Quest Madison Quest 6'3" | OH DSHA | 2025 State WI is another athlete who never misses a beat on the court. From offense to defense and blocking to serve receive she is ranked #1 in the state for a reason. Hailey Goebel Hailey Goebel 6'0" | RS St. Thomas More | 2025 State WI and Eva Finnessy Eva Finnessy 5'11" | OH Sussex-Hamilton | 2025 State WI were also impactful pins. This team is deep and has a full roster of highly talented athletes.
FC Elite 16 Navy – American Bid
This FC Elite team is tough and has great chemistry on the court. Many have been playing together for several years, with a few additions to the team. They are energetic and celebrate big on big plays! The offense is run by savvy setters Madison Tripp Madison Tripp 5'8" | S Kaukauna | 2025 State WI and Alexa Hernandez Alexa Hernandez 5'7" | S Green Bay Southwest | 2025 State WI . Madison is quick to the ball and has clean form. In the middle, Eva Wall-Perkins Eva Wall-Perkins 5'9" | MB Freedom | 2025 State WI caught my eye. She is smart with the ball and never misses an opportunity to earn points. She also is very athletic and can move pin to pin on the block. Chloe Parker Chloe Parker 6'2" | MB Bay Port | 2025 State WI was also dominant out of the middle.
Molly Fischer Molly Fischer 5'9" | DS/L Hortonville | 2025 State WI and Ava Patchett Ava Patchett 5'7" | DS/L Fox Valley Lutheran | 2025 State WI traded libero jerseys throughout the tournament, and both were impressive in their play. On the pins, Kendra Shimon Kendra Shimon 6'1" | OH Southern Door | 2025 State WI , Maeve Lasky Maeve Lasky 5'11" | MB Oshkosh West | 2025 State WI , Annika Kowalski Annika Kowalski 5'9" | OH Xavier | 2025 State WI , and Campbell Onell Campbell Onell 5'10" | RS Luxemburg-Casco | 2025 State WI were all go-to hitters for the team. They played competitively on offense and defense to battle in matches.
Sting 16 Black – American Bid
This Sting team improves every time I see them play. Adeline Goedheer Adeline Goedheer 6'0" | MB Catholic Memorial | 2025 State WI played lights out throughout the tournament and has a great connection with 5-1 setter Elise Hohenwalter Elise Hohenwalter 5'6" | S DSHA | 2025 State WI . Elise worked hard on every point and is a gritty athlete who can make nearly any pass into a great play. Isabella Perkins Isabella Perkins 5'4" | DS/L St. Thomas More | 2025 State WI played libero at the qualifier and relentlessly protected the backcourt. She was disciplined in coverage and worked to give her team the best opportunities to earn points.
The pins on this team are fun because they are all dynamic and can play on either pin. Jackie Brown Jackie Brown 5'10" Wauwatosa East | 2025 WI , Morgan Stewart Morgan Stewart 6'0" | OH Green Bay Southwest | 2025 State WI , and Myla Unterweger Myla Unterweger 5'11" | OH Arrowhead | 2025 State WI were huge contributors in the front or back row and earned many points for the team.
FC Elite 16 White – Freedom Bid
Grit and determination define this team. They never stop fighting and can take on any team any day and come home with a win. Teegan Charapata Teegan Charapata 5'8" | OH Appleton North | 2025 State WI is a huge aspect of their offensive power. She is efficient, explosive, and impactful. Maggie Hahnke Maggie Hahnke 5'10" | OH Appleton North | 2024 State WI was also explosive and a go-to pin on the court. She earned big points for this team and played all 6 rotations.
Braylin Bosetski Braylin Bosetski DS/L De Pere | 2025 State WI dominated defense in the back row and never missed a beat on serve receive. In the middle, Eliana Brenn Eliana Brenn 5'11" | MB St. Mary Catholic | 2025 WI was engaged and always ready to hit. She worked never to get trapped at the net. Ava Reis Ava Reis 5'9" | OH Kimberly | 2025 State WI was explosive on the right side and set up a solid, consistent, and massive block. Grace Borys Grace Borys 5'8" | S Notre Dame | 2025 State WI and Alaina Shimon Alaina Shimon 5'8" | S Southern Door | 2025 State WI both ran the offense at a high level and never hesitated to run down balls.
Sting 16 White – Freedom Bid
I love how scrappy and gritty this team is. Ellie Bruns Ellie Bruns 5'5" | DS/L Menomonee Falls | 2025 State WI is dominant in the libero position. Madelyn Marquardt Madelyn Marquardt 5'8" | S Kewaskum | 2025 State WI runs the offense very well. She has clean hands and puts up great sets for her team. Paige Boettcher Paige Boettcher 5'8" | OH Germantown | 2025 State WI is a very impactful 6-rotation outside hitter with a huge vertical and high contact point. Kennedy Nimmer Kennedy Nimmer MB Menomonee Falls | 2025 WI was also on the pin, put up a big block, and took powerful swings. Addison Schoenberger Addison Schoenberger MB Sussex Hamilton | 2025 State WI and Morgan Festerling Morgan Festerling 5'8" | MB Wisconsin Lutheran | 2025 WI held down the middle and pushed hard to close blocks and stay engaged on offense.