Lima area high school volleyball capsules


Information provided by coaches. Capsules will be updated as information is submitted.

Northwest Conference

Ada

Division: IV

Coach: Kyleigh Tabor (second season)

Returning letter winners: Kendal Guagenti, sr.; Megan Light, jr.; Miranda Wills, jr.; Aubrey Madison, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Josie Poling, sr.; Kylie Acheson, jr.; Kirstin Poling, soph.; Kelly Preston, sr.; Courtney Sumner, fr.; Kiersten Cortez, soph.; Grace Allison, jr.

2018 NWC record: 4-4 conference record (fifth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 to Arlington in district semifinals.

Coach’s analysis: I’m extremely excited for this season and the great group of young athletes that make up our team. I couldn’t ask for a better group of hard workers. We have lots of hustle, great attitudes and many leaders on the court. Many girls are playing new positions and are working extremely hard to do the best that they can do for the team. We are focusing on defense, serve receive and communication and are emphasizing the importance of the first pass.

Allen East

Division III

2018 NWC record: 3-5 (sixth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 Liberty-Benton in opening round.

Bluffton

Division: IV

Coach: Kevin King (fourth season)

Returning letter winners include: Libby Schaadt, sr.; Taylor Schwab, jr.; Kylie Stackhouse, soph.; Kylie Monday, soph.; Skyler Scoles, soph.

2018 NWC record: 2-6 (seventh)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 to Bluffton in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: Bluffton is a young team that will look to build on a start from last season. Trying to stay healthy and find increased production from last year’s young freshman class. We have a core group that will need to be disciplined to compete in the NWC. Lincolnview, in my opinion, will look to compete atop the conference with strong contenders in Crestview and Columbus Grove. We look forward to seeing what and how we can develop as we try to compete every game as we have a rigorous schedule. Keeping us fresh and healthy will be a key goal.

Columbus Grove

Division: IV

Coach: Adam Choi (third season)

Returning letter winners: Alayna Ricker, jr.; Cassie Heilman, sr.; Lauren Benroth, jr.; Emily Ridinger, sr.; Becca Choi, sr.; Angel Schneider, sr.; Abby Gladwell, sr.

Others that may play varsity: Sara Dipnarine, jr.; Meghan Blankemeyer, jr.; Grace Selhorst, jr.; Koryn Halker, soph.; Kylie Shafer, jr.; Shay Schroeder, soph.

2018 NWC/PCL records: 7-1 (tied for first)/5-1 (second)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21 to Lima Central Catholic in district semfinals.

Coach’s analysis: Despite returning five starters and seven varsity letter winners, this year’s team is still developing. None of them have earned more than one varsity letter and there are no returning conference team players (Cassie Heilman was PCL honorable mention). This is also the shortest team we’ve had in over four years. Our returning back row and conference-nominated middle blocker Cassie Heilman will build on last year’s defensive strengths. We’re looking to Alayna Ricker, Angel Schneider and Meghan Blankemeyer to provide a boost to the offense. If we can find some kill makers, we should have a solid season.

Crestview

Division: IV

2018 NWC record: 7-1 (tied for first)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-12, 25-22, 26-24 to St. Henry in sectional finals.

Delphos Jefferson

Division: III

Coach: Kristi Hageman (first season)

Returning letter winners: Jayla Rostorfer, sr.; Courtney Teman, sr.; Audrey North, sr.; Ayron McClurg, sr.; Delaney Deuel, jr.; Jenna Illig, jr.; Sophia Pimpas, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Brooke Brinkman, jr.; EmmaLee Riddell, jr.; Mallory Bridges, jr.

2018 NWC record: 1-7 (eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-4, 25-13, 25-15 to Crestview in Division IV opening round.

Coach’s analysis: We are very excited about the upcoming season. We have a great group of letter winners coming back so our potential and expectations are high. Our senior leadership is outstanding. Our underclassmen have worked hard to fill in the openings, and we have an athletic freshman class coming in. Our goal is to move up and be competitive in our conference. The girls have been working hard in the gym, and we are excited to get the season started.

Lincolnview

Division: III

2018 NWC record: 6-2 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20 to Pembervile Eastwood in sectional finals.

Paulding

Division: III

Coach: Cheri Estle (second season)

Returning letter winners: Sadie Estle, jr.; Jalynn Parrett, jr.; Leigha Egnor, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Katie Stayer, sr.; Maggie Manz, jr.; Gabbie Stallbaum, jr.; Kaeli Bustos, jr.; Baylee March, jr.; Janae Pease, soph., Claire Schweller, soph.

2018 NWC record: 6-2 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-21, 25-9, 25-14 to Tontogany Otsego.

Coach’s analysis: We are looking forward to an exciting season. Even though we lost nine seniors to graduation last spring, we are coming back fully loaded with a strong, athletic junior class along with our single senior. I’m excited to see what these girls can do. Most of them have played club ball over the winter, and that only strengthens their school game. They have great attitudes and get along well, and with girls. We hope to be contenders in the NWC this season. Crestview and Lincolnview return with strong teams, as well as Ada and Grove. We’ll have to play one game at a time and not overlook any of our opponents.

Spencerville

Division: III

Coach: Amy Hoback (third season)

Returning letter winners: Kaitlyn Carpenter, Emma Hoback, Whitney Muholland, Alissa Sawmiller

2018 NWC record: 0-8 (ninth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 to Ottawa-Glandorf in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: We are very optimistic about the upcoming season. We have six seniors on the roster and are counting on their leadership contributing to a successful season.

Western Buckeye League

Bath

Division: III

Coach: Mandy Green (first season)

Returning letter winners: Mallory Clark, sr.; Eden Adkins, sr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Lauren Carpenter, sr.; Delaney Mauk, jr.; Bella Price, jr.; Lili Green, soph.; Jenna Tracy, jr.

2018 WBL record: 2-7 (eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-9, 25-12, 25-18 to Defiance in sectional final.

Coach’s analysis: I am very excited going into this season. Our girls have worked very hard in the offseason. With only two varsity players returning, we have had a lot of positions to fill and players moving positions. We look forward to a fun and great season.

Celina

Division: II

Coach: Amy Sutter (eighth season)

Returning letter winners: Allison Brown, sr.; Kayla Brunswick, sr.; Rebecca Stein, sr.; Samantha Carlin, jr.; Maria Lutz, jr.; Emma Guggenbiller, jr.; Joe McNeilan, jr.; Rose McGohan, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Chloe McNeilan, jr.; Summer Wilson, soph.; Emily Schwieterman, soph.; Brooklyn Bourne, fr.; Amelia Lutz, fr.

2018 WBL record: 6-3 (tied for fourth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-13, 15-25, 25-16, 26-24 to Shawnee in sectional final.

Coach’s analysis: We’re in a rebuilding phase after losing four seniors last year and 10 total in the last two years. So we’re

a bit young and inexperienced. Samantha Carlin is our returning setter and a two-year letterman. She will running a 5-1 offense. Maria Lutz and Brooklyn Bourne will be handling most of the middle hitter/block responsibilities. Kayla Brunswick, Rose McGohan, Chloe McNeilan and Amelia Lutz are all fighting for the outside hitting position. Emma Guggenbiller will be playing right side/opp. We need to get more consistent fundamentally on passing/serve receive and offensively. We’re running a bit hot and cold at the moment. So we’re working on getting more consistent and more aggressive both on defense and at the net.

Elida

Division: II

Coach: Traci Sneary (fifth season)

Returning letter winners: Cheyenne Welch, sr.; Nevaeh Vorhees, sr.; Micah Fisher, sr.; McKenzie Miller, jr.; Lauren Engle, jr.; Amira Freeman, jr.; Hailey Little, jr.; Evelyn Frueh, jr.; Kylie Vorhees, soph.; Cadence Miller, soph.

Others that may make varsity roster: Rachel Mitchell, sr.; Addisyn Freeman, fr.

2018 WBL record: 2-7 (eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-17, 25-13 to Bath in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: We have a strong group returning from last year with a couple new additions that should compliment our team very well. I think we could be very successful if we play together. Our goal is to be competitive in the WBL.

Kenton

Division: II

Coach: Erick Grasley (first season)

Varsity players: Chesney Moore, sr.; Keeley Meeks, sr.; Jenna Manns, jr.; Laney Harper, jr.; Lindsay Smith, jr.; Lacie Nichols, jr.; Erin Lyons, jr.; Carly Dearing, jr.; McKinley Oates, jr.; Lauren Case, jr.; Eve Fleece, jr.; Mary McNutt, jr.; Lascha Wells, soph.; Trayce Hendrickson, fr.

2018 WBL record: 0-9 (10th)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-18, 25-18, 25-8 to Celina in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: For this season, we our changing our outlook on how we want this year to go. We have a very young team with a lot of ambition and chemisty and are looking to leave our mark on the WBL. The varsity will be led by two, experienced seniors and a host of hungry juniors and a sophomore. As first-year coaches, we are looking to continue to build confidence and further growth, with the hopes of developing a strong volleyball program. We have very high expectations for this season, and we’re ready to bring our competition to the court.

Ottawa-Glandorf

Division: III

Coach: Amber Gerdeman

2018 WBL record: 9-0 (first)

2018 postseason: Lost 18-25, 25-19, 25-11, 22-25, 18-16 to Liberty-Benton in district finals.

Shawnee

Division: II

Coach: Amy Knight (10th season)

Returning letter winners: Trinity Gearing, sr.; Kelly Armentrout, sr.; Karrington Green, soph., Kelsey Fischbach, sr.

Others that may play varsity: Paige Maxwell, soph.; Isabelle Murray, soph.; Alannah Best, jr.

2018 WBL record: 7-2 (tied for second)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-16, 25-22, 25-21 to Wauseon in district semifinals.

Coach’s analysis: We are a hard working team looking forward to the competition of the season.

St. Marys

Division: II

Coach: Madison Broering (first season)

Returning letter winners: Aaleyiah Williams, sr.; Cherissa Priddy, sr.; Leah Walter, jr.; Samantha Ackroyd, sr.; Carly Caywood, sr.; Abbie Young, jr.; Claire Bertke, jr.; Kelsey Poppe, jr.; Haley Felver, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Cora Rable, fr.; Jordie Egbert, sr.; Karsyn McGlothen, soph.; Liz Brown, fr.

2018 WBL record: 4-5 (sixth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-15 to Van Wert in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: For the upcoming season, the St. Marys volleyball team is looking to compete in the WBL conference. Our season will begin with the Coldwater Spikeoff which is a highly competitive tournament that will challenge the players. We are working every day at practice to improve our basic fundamentals of the game. During this season, our goal is to serve aggressively, to have strong serve receive, and to set consistently for running our offensive attack.

Van Wert

Division: II

Coach: Jeff Marbaugh (four years at school)

Returning letter winners: Jamison Clouse, sr.; Katie Coplin, sr.; Cassie Priest, sr.; Jaylyn Rickard, jr.; Izzy Carr, jr.

Newcomers: Jill Gemmer, sr.; Rylee Dunn, jr.; Marianna Ickes, soph.; Finley Foster, fr.

2018 WBL record: (6-3) tied for fourth

2018 postseason: Lost 25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 25-23 to Defiance in district semifinals.

Coach’s analysis: Lost five seniors to graduation as we made it to the district semis last year. We have five girls back that received a lot of court experience. These girls played important roles for our team last season so they understand the speed of varsity volleyball and can help our newcomers. A lot of the girls positions and roles have change a bit. So we are a work in progress learning some new roles, but I believe we are feeling more comfortable and confident with each scrimmage we have. We are working hard to improve each day.

Wapakoneta

Division I

Coach: Kim Selvey (fourth season)

Returning letter winners: Makenzie Wilson, sr.; Emma Rex, sr.; Kirsten Floria, sr.; Morgan Voll, sr.; Kalie Miller, sr.; Emma Nolte, sr.; Emma Horner, sr.; Renae Schulze, sr.; Kelsey Fullenkamp, jr.; Chloei Barnett, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Kaylei Barnett, jr.; Jaclyn Bertke, jr.

2018 WBL record: 1-8 (ninth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-7, 25-8, 25-10 to Oregon Clay in sectional final.

Coach’s analysis: I have 10 letter winners back from last season and have a strong senior class with eight. With this experience, I believe we are on track to be more competitive this season overall and especially in the WBL, but I also have a lot of returners. I am fortunate to have a great group of girls that work hard on and off the court and look forward to seeing what they can achieve this season.

Midwest Athletic Conference

Coldwater

Division: III

2018 MAC record: 6-3 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-19, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18 to Liberty-Benton in district semifinals.

Delphos St. John’s

Division: IV

Coach: Ashley Reynolds (first)

Returning letter winners: Hannah Elwer, sr.; Abby Buettner, jr.; Abby Bonifas, sr.; Melanie Koenig, jr.; Brianna Altenburger, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Erika Moenter, jr.; Alli Kramer, jr.; Halle Elwer, soph.

2018 MAC record: 0-9 (10th)

2018 postseason: Lost 22-25, 25-14, 25-6, 25-11 to Minster in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: With the late resigning of the past coach and just getting hired as head coach this summer, we were off to a slow start. Last year’s record of 3-20 is not where we want to be. It’s no secret we are in a tough conference, but I need to get my players in the mindset that we can win. We will have to work hard and come to play every match. It’s not going to come easy for us, but I have a great group of girls who are ready to put in the time and effort needed to improve. My expectations for this season is to see growth from each game played. My two seniors, Hannah Elwer and Abby Bonifas, have already shown great leadership qualities, and I expect to see that throughout the season. With my junior class I see so much talent and potential. I am hoping with the next couple weeks we can get after it in practice, and they will be able to show it out on the court. I also brought up three sophomores this year who all bring something special to the team. We are all excited to get this season started.

Fort Recovery

Division: IV

Coach: Chelsea Kahlig (sixth season)

Returning letter winners: Paige Jutte, sr.; Olivia Patch, sr.; Chloe Showalter, sr.; Brooke Kahlig, sr.; Paige Fortkamp, jr.; Kierra Wendel, jr.; Brenna Homan, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Hope Wendel, jr.; Ava Bubp, jr.; Whitley Rammel, soph.; Marissa Gaerke, soph.; Emma Kahlig, soph.

2018 MAC record: 7-2 (second)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 to New Bremen in district semifinals.

Marion Local

Division: IV

Coach: Anthony Chappel (first season)

Returning letter winners: Brooke Homan, sr.; Kelsey Koenig, sr.; Lydia Griesdorn, jr.; Alana Pohlman, jr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Katelyn Hartings, sr.; Madisyn Mescher, sr.; Abby Bruns, jr.; Holly Poeppelman, jr.; Heidi Rethman, jr.; Korie Seger, jr.; Kinsey Thobe, jr.; Molly Winner, soph.

2018 MAC record: 6-3 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-12 to Parkway in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: Lost six key contributors. The girls have done a great job this summer adjusting to the losses and the coaching change. We’re feeling excited and up to the challenge of our schedule ahead of us. Can’t wait to compete against the great coaches and players in our conference.

Minster

Division: IV

Coach: Cami Garman (Nine years)

Returning starters: Emily Stubbs, sr.; Ava Sharp, jr., Brynn Oldiges, jr.; Kaitlyn Wolf, sr.; Averi Wolf, sr.; Josie Winner, sr.

Others on varsity roster: Laney Hemmelgarn, sr.; Ava Grieshop, soph.; Ivy Wolf, jr.; Kyra Oldiges, jr.; Jayden Clune, soph.; Ella Mescher, soph.; Dana Prenger, jr.; Alyssa Niemeyer, soph.

2018 MAC record: 2-7 (tied for eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 to New Bremen in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: Last year we found ourselves extremely young in most positions, which has really allowed ourselves to hit the ground running in this preseason. Last year we used a 6-2 lineup and utiltized 10 players on most nights. We are returning six of those 10 in key positions. The biggest transition for us is switching to a 5-1. With having one less attacker we need to be much more efficient with our first opportunity attacks, which puts a lot of pressure on our passers and defense. We bring back the bulk of our key passers and defensive players so the key to our season is going to be our ability to be consistent at the net and finding that balance of being aggressive and being smart. We have spent a lot of time in our offseason focusing on fundamentals and offensive options. I know in this league we say it every year, but I look at the MAC to be tough as ever. I know that we have the ability to shake up the top of the conference if we can allow ourselves to. All it takes is one breakout game to give yourself some confidence and make others take notice. And the way the conference has played out the last couple of year what happens at the beginning of the season doesn’t mean anything come October.

New Bremen

Division: IV

Coach: Diana Kramer (10th season)

Returning letter winners: Macy Puthoff, sr.; Ashton Heitkamp, sr.; Taylor Paul, sr.; Claire Pape jr., Josie Reinhart, jr.; Diana Heitkamp, jr.; Elli Ruetergman, jr.

Key newcomers: Katie Howell, jr.; Chloe Bornhorst, soph.

2018 MAC record: 6-3 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 to Tiffin Calvert in state finals.

Coach’s analysis: Another new year with new faces and girls having difficult roles, but the expectations remain the same.

New Knoxville

Division: IV

Coach: Morgan Strayer (third season)

Returning letter winner: Carly Fledderjohann, sr.

2018 MAC record: 3-6 (seventh)

2018 postseason: Lost 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-16 to Fort Recovery in sectional finals.

Parkway

Division: IV

Coach: Jordan Henkle (fourth season)

Returning letter winners: Mckenna Johnson, sr.; Kris Kirby, sr.; Grace Rogers, sr.; McKayla Sites, jr.; Faith Jacobs, soph.; Gracyn Temple, soph.

Others that may make varsity roster: Sophia Miller, sr.; Ansley Burtch, sr.; Kelsey Nichols, jr.; Claire Rutledge, jr.; Macy Johnson, fr.

2018 MAC record: 2-7 (tied for eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 to Marion Local in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: We have a lot of experience returning this season having only lost one senior from last year’s roster. Goal for the season is to compete with every team we play on our schedule as we play some of the top ranked teams in the state year in and year out. Team goal for the season is play hard for each other each game.

St. Henry

Division: IV

Coach: Tricia Rosenbeck (fourth season)

Returning letter winners: Hannah Bruns, sr.; Marlee Vaughn, sr.; Nora Vaughn, sr.; Addy Vaughn, sr.

Others that may make varsity roster: Kaylee Lange, sr.; Brianna Siefring, soph.; Carley Winner, soph.; Mia Niekamp, fr.

2018 MAC record: 8-1 (first)

2018 postseason: Lost 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13, 15-13 in district finals.

Coach’s analysis: We are very excited about this season and the athletes that we have on this team. These young ladies have high expectations for themselves and this team, and they are determined to meet their goals this season. We are expecting to compete for another MAC title this season as well as make a tournament run.

Northwest Central Conference

Hardin Northern

Division: IV

2018 NWCC record: 5-3 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 to Hardin Northern in opening round.

Perry

Division: IV

Coach: Gina Shively (14th season)

Returning letter winners: Caitlin Shively, sr.; Tia Barfield, sr.; Annabell Plaugher, jr.; Alyssa Klett, jr.; E. Cooper, soph.; Emma Richards, soph.

Others that may make varsity roster: Jaymee Gipson, soph.; Makiah Denson, jr.

2018 NWCC record: 3-5 (fourth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-21, 25-11, 25-5 to Leipsic in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: We have two seniors and a total of six returning letter winners. We are quick and a very strong serving team. We want to run a quicker offense this year. Serve receive and defense is something we work on daily to improve. How quick this team becomes a cohesive until will determine our success this season.

Ridgemont

Division: IV

2018 NWCC record: 5-3 (tied for third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-14, 25-15, 25-17 to Ada in sectional finals.

Temple Christian

Division: IV

Coach: Tim Acklin (eighth season)

Returning letter winners: Jordyn Hayes, jr.; Audrey Powell, jr.; Lindsey Stump, jr.; Haley Walters, jr.; Lydia Winegardner, jr.

Others that may play varsity: Emma White, soph.; Jessica Holloway, fr.; Kaylee Linhart, fr.; Cecelia Worsham, fr.; Kaylee LinHart, fr.

2018 NWCC record: 1-7 (eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-6, 25-12 to Leipsic in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: This will be a rebuilding year for Temple. We will be looking to fill several key positions in this year’s roster. We will not have any seniors this year but are looking to several juniors and some promising freshmen to bring some momentum to this year’s squad.

Upper Scioto Valley

Division: IV

Coach: Continental (five years)

Returning letter winners: Kennedy Hiltner, sr.; Madelyn Potts, jr.; Mackenzie Rayle, sr.; Tygre Troyer, jr.

Promising newcomers: Kerri Prowaut, sr.; Annika Bowers, soph.; Catelyn Etter, jr.

2018 NWCC record: 0-8 (ninth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-11, 25-11, 25-7 to Arlington in sectonal finals.

Coach’s analysis: Solid defensively, scrappy. Looking to improve on last year’s record and compete with each opponent we play.

Waynesfield-Goshen

Division: IV

Coach: Kelly Searson (fourth season)

Returning letter winners: Hannah Hendrickson, sr.; Cecilia Werner, sr.; Jenna Funk, sr.; Rylie Barrington, jr.; Madelyn Flinn, jr.; Zoe Lambert, soph.

Other that may play varsity: Ashley Werling, sr.; Adreanna Slone, sr.; Jeanie Meeks, sr.; Cheyanne Lambert, sr.; Peyton Spencer, jr.

2018 NWCC record: 2-6 (seventh)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-9, 25-5, 25-7 to New Knoxville in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: We are expecting better things this season. Our players gained valuable varsity experience last season and are ready to steadily improve as the season progresses. Senior Hannah Hendrickson has move from the libero position to an all around player, and she is adjusting well. Junior Rylie Barrington will be sharing the setting duties with junior Peyton Spencer. This will allow us to utilized Barrington’s skills as an attacker as well as a setter. Returning varsity players Jenna Funk, Celcilia Werner and Zoe Lambert will be expected to step up their game play and become consistent contributors to the team. Waiting in the wings will be Cheyanne Lambert, Jeanie Meeks, Adreanna Slone and Ashley Werling who know their role on the team and will fill in as needed.

Putnam County League

Continental

Division: IV

Coach: Allison Schmidt (sixth season)

Returning letter winners: Mackenzie Rayle, sr.; Kennedy Hiltner, sr.; Tygre Troyer, jr.; Madelyn Potts, jr.

Others that may play varsity: Kerri Prowant, sr.; Catelyn Etter, jr.; Annika Bowers, soph.

2018 PCL record: 0-6 (seventh)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 to Continental in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: We lost some major pieces with last year’s group of seniors but this new group has worked hard, and we are ready to compete and improve upon last year’s 5-18 record. We are hard-working and crafty and hoping to compete with all of our opponents this season.

Kalida

Division: IV

Coach: Mary Kortokrax (first season)

Varsity members: Grace Klausing, jr.; Katelyn Kahle, jr.; Carlee Recker, jr.; Emily Buss, jr.; Lydia Vorst, soph.; Brooke Vennekotter, soph.

Others that may play varsity: Jill Knueve, jr.; Brooke Siefker, jr.; Madison Kahle, soph.; Amanda Unverferth, soph.; Brooke Erhart, fr.

2018 PCL record: 2-4 (fifth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 Lima Central Catholic in sectional finals.

Coach’s analysis: With the loss of five seniors from last year’s team we are going to have a young and an inexperienced team. We are very optimistic with the effort the kids are putting forth and looking forward to seeing them grow throughout the year. With no seniors on the roster we are looking to our juniors to provide leadership and feel we have some talented underclassmen to support them.

Leipsic

Division: IV

Coach: Brent Newell (sixth season)

Returning letter winners: Elizabeth Scheckelhoff, jr.; Brooke Brown, sr.; Lyndie Hazelton, sr.; Ashley Berger, sr.; Aubree Schroeder, sr.; Peyton Heitmeyer, soph.

Top prospects: Jocelyn Hermiller, soph.; Kasey Brough, fr.; Marisa Hermiller, fr.; McKenna Nunez, jr.; Lydia Apple, sr.; Morgan Schroeder, sr.; Shy Giron, sr.; Jackie Giron, sr.

2018 PCL/BVC record: 6-0 (first)/10-1 (second)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-14, 25-23 to Tiffin Calvert in regional semifinals.

Coach’s analysis: Looking for some young hitters to step up and take over with the loss of last year’s big hitters

Miller City

Division: IV

Coach: Kari Wenzinger (second season)

Returning letter winners: Tessa Oedy, soph.; Abi Lammers, soph.; Abi Teders, soph.; Lexi Banks, soph.; Adrienne Kuhlman, sr.; Sofie van Wezel, sr.; Cayla Troyer, sr.

Others that may play varsity: Lily Otto, jr.; Maddie Otto, jr.; Adi Niese, jr.

2018 PCL record: 4-2 (third)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 to Leipsic in district semifinals.

Coach’s analysis:

Ottoville

Division: IV

Coach: Melany Kohls (first season)

Returning letter winners: Kylee Hoersten, sr.; Taylor Beining, sr.; Sydney Brinkman, jr.; Tara Heitmeyer, soph.; Rachel Kemper, soph.

Other that may play varsity: Alayne Leis, jr.; Elise Kramer, fr.; Heaven Ross, soph.; Grace Gamble, jr.

2018 PCL record: 3-3 (fourth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 to Lima Central Catholic in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: I am very excited for this season. The group of girls that we have is a very close-knit group. They play well together and are very supportive of each other. We have new girls playing in new positions, but they’ve taken it confidently and worked hard all summer to get better. We hope to be competitive in the league this year and throughout our season.

Pandora-Gilboa

Division: IV

2018 PCL/BVC record: 1-5 (sixth)/4-7 (eighth)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-11, 25-10, 25-19 to Miller City in sectional finals.

Others

Cory-Rawson

Division: IV

2018 BVC record: 1-10 (tied for 10th)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19 to Ridgemont in opening round.

LCC

Division: IV

Coach: Wes Horstman

Varsity roster: Victoria Lauck, sr.; Kassidy Meyer, sr.; Makenna Mohler, sr.; Jocelyn Morrisey, sr.; Hannah Riepenhoff, sr.; Rosie Williams, sr.; Jacqueline Cutlip, jr.; Zoey Foster, jr.; Kennedy Parker, jr.; Abby Watkins, jr.; Jaylen Roehm, soph.

2018 postseason: Lost 25-8, 25-22, 25-10 to Leipsic in district finals.

Lima Senior

Division I

Coach: Kendra Turner (third season)

Returning letter winners: Lauren Zell, sr.; Sophie Jolliff, sr.; Lexi Williams, sr.; Cheyanne Bean, jr.; Alleah Julien, jr.

Other possible varsity member: Mya Redd, sr.

2018 TRAC record: 1-6 (tied for seventh)

2018 postseason: Lost 25-10, 10-25, 25-10, 25-10 to Toledo Start in opening round.

Coach’s analysis: We have most of our team returning from last year so I am excited for the season to start and hopefully get some more TRAC wins under our belt.

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