WJV players honored with Frosh 59 Awards
These players below were honored by PrepVolleyball, receiving the following honors. Congrats ladies!
Amber Bischel, 5-6 libero, Germantown (Wisconsin) – First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State, Bischel recorded 536 digs, 584 serve-receive passes and 61 aces for the Warhawks in 2016. She was named Player of the Match eight times! “Amber was able to quickly step in and become our defensive leader (beating out our returning all-conference libero),” said coach Ted Gollakner. “Her skill set as a freshman was that of a returning all-state libero. Many coaches told me after our matches, ‘I can’t believe your libero is only a freshman.’”Honorable Mention:Olivia Dir, 5-9 OH, Union Grove (Wisconsin) – Dir was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection and served as team captain. She had 287 kills, 322 digs, 76 aces and 21 blocks. “Olivia was a six-rotation starting outside as a freshman. She was the team’s floor captain and did not step foot off of the court,” Scott Marita of Wisconsin Juniors said. “She attacked out of the back row and could be seen attacking anywhere in the front row running different routes. She led her team in kills, hitting percentage and ace percentage. She was a major reason why the team had a successful high school season with four freshmen playing on varsity.”Madeline Haines, 6-0 OH, Indian Trail (Kenosha, Wisconsin) – Haines recorded 249 kills, 222 digs, 65 aces and 19 blocks in 2016. She earned All-Conference Honorable Mention status, as well as winning the Team Newcomer Award. She was a threat wherever she was positioned on the court. “Wherever she was, the ball was expected to be set,” said Scott Marita of Wisconsin Juniors. “She had a very good season and made a big impact on their team as a leader and player.”Karlee Lois, 5-9 S/RS/libero, Union Grove (Wisconsin) – Second Team All-Conference, HM All-County and HM All-Area, Lois wore many hats for the Broncos in 2016. She finished the year with 417 digs, playing libero primarily late in the year, and added 274 assists and 173 kills.Karina Leber, 6-2 MB, Wilmot Union (Wilmot, Wisconsin) – Leber had 167 kills and 72 blocks to lead Wilmot. “Karina was the anchor of our defense – she was often given the task of shutting down ‘their best hitter’ and shut them down she often did,” said Wilmot Union coach Kevin Raap. “She led our team in blocks and had more blocks than any two freshmen in our conference combined. As the season progressed, so did Karina’s level of play. In her last two matches, Karina’s kills-per-set almost doubled her season average and her blocks per set also increased.”