Girls Volleyball Stars Announced

ROCKFORD-Players were selected Monday for the area’s first All-Star Volleyball Showcase. The Nov. 23 event will feature 40 of the area’s best senior volleyball players competing in a NIC-10 versus area format at Guilford High School.

Hosted by Rockford Public Schools and Guilford’s volleyball program, and sponsored by Club Fusion Volleyball, the showcase will consist of four teams of 10 players each. A panel of local coaches and media members selected the all stars after coaches submitted nominations. Only SENIORS in Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson were eligible. Twenty area and 20 NIC-10 players were selected and then distributed on teams based on positions. The teams are attached.

The format on Nov. 23 will be as follows:
1 p.m. – Volleyball clinic run by Club Fusion coaches. Open to all Rockford Public Schools boys and girls grades fifth through eighth (only open to the first 80 registered).

2:30 p.m. – NIC-10 Blue vs. NIC-10 Yellow

3:30 p.m. – Area Pink vs. Area Orange

4:30 p.m. – Winner of first two matches play

NIC-10 Blue
Coaches: Kaylee Libby (Hononegah) and Tina Sundstedt (Guilford)
Melissa Foster (East)
Morgan Witt (Boylan)
Margaret Horihan (Boylan)
Courtney Cassens (Belvidere)
Sarah Wichman (Freeport)
Tricia Graham (Hononegah)
Alysha Cummings (North)
JaBrion Canada (Guilford)
Hayley Elliott (Boylan)
Bryanna Weiskircher (Boylan)

NIC-10 Yellow
Coaches: Amanda Carlson (Boylan) and Pat Meinert (Belvidere North)
Cassie Jennings (Guilford)
Tessa Demuth (Harlem)
Arissa Phothiboupha (Jefferson)
Bridget Guinane (Boylan)
Hillary Dietahin (Guilford)
Makenzie Macek (East)
Keeva Hursh (North)
Theresa Heitz (Harlem)
Olivia Warren (Hono)
Katie Kniep (Hono)

Area Pink
Coaches: Faith Watson (Oregon), Shannon Williams (Dakota)
Marissa Morgan (Keith)
Shannon Cullen (Oregon)
Sarah O’Rourke (Winnebago)
Abby Osterloo (Forreston)
Cassidy Derus (Durand)
Sarah Thompson (Dakota)
Drew Bernhard (Byron)
Alli Reeder (Polo)
Erin Seipts (Pecatonica)
Maddi McCoy (Byron)

Area Orange
Coaches: Lynn Cesario (Keith) and Tim Keating (Keith)
Maggie Curry (Forreston)
Mikayla Spires (Christian Life)
Danielle Coleman (Keith)
Cora Fiene (Dakota)
Sarah Nyen (Pecatonica)
Adeja Lambert (Keith)
Kara Smart (Rochelle)
Cydney Long (Oregon)
Credence Stouffer (Lena-Winslow)
Jordan Wilken (Oregon)

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