Girls Varsity Volleyball
Aug. 16, 2011
A veteran squad is looking for big things for the Columbus North volleyball team in 2011.
Coming off a 19-15 season that included a fourth-place finish in Conference Indiana, the Bull Dogs return eight regulars for coach Megan Shaff.
"We've been working hard all summer, and we're excited for our competition to start this week," said Shaff, whose team embarks on the new season at 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 18) at Shelbyville.
"We have eight seniors returning, so we will have a veteran squad. We have a couple of juniors helping out, and we have a huge freshman class that's helping out at various levels."
Junior setter Quin Shoultz, a first-team all-conference choice in 2010, leads the holdovers. She recorded a team-high 892 assists as well 67 kills, 38 blocks, 22 service aces and 208 digs last season.
Senior Audrey Lewis, who produced 226 kills, was an honorable mention all-conference selection. She added 28 service aces, 28 blocks and 257 digs.
Others back include senior Molly Rinehart (155 kills, 68 blocks), senior Rachael Miller (138 kills, 36 blocks, 247 digs) and senior Kasi Prohaska (107 kills, 33 blocks).
The back row features a trio of seniors in Emily Scheidt (252 digs), Sydnee Jackson (175 digs) and Julie Reece (155 digs).
Together, the group showed its potential during summer competitions highlighted by winning the championship of the Edinburgh Summer League.
"We went to a team camp (at Indiana University) and at Edinburgh, we got to see some other people across the net," Shaff said. "We competed hard week in and week out. Then in the tournament, we got a chance to bring it all together -- winning three matches.
"We played hard (in the final) against Seymour and had a great match with a lot of back and forth. We were fortunate enough to win, and that's a good start to our season -- coming out of the summer with good success."
2011 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ROSTER
No. Name Yr. Pos.
1 Amanda Pittman Jr. OH
2 Kasi Prohaska Sr. OH
3 Emily Scheidt Sr. DS
4 Julie Reece Sr. DS
5 Molly Rinehart Sr. MB
6 Quin Shoultz Jr. S
7 Audrey Lewis Sr. OH
8 Rachael Miller Sr. RS/MB
9 Kristen Clark Sr. DS
10 Brenna Eddelman Jr. MB
11 Sydnee Jackson Sr. DS
12 Karen Wildemann Fr. S
14 Kelsey Cunningham So. OH