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Final ’09 Top 25 Poll: Who loses Whom? (2010)

The following are the senior losses and potential returnees for all teams in the final 2009 Top 25 poll. My benchmarks for key returnees are 100+ kills, digs or assists and/or 50+ blocks. Tis a long post. Figured I’d beat the AVCA site to the punch again.

Also see: senior losses and potential returnees for all Central Region teams.

COMING SOON: senior losses and potential returnees for all Midwest Region teams.

1. Washington (34-4, UAA)
Senior losses: MH Erin Albers (2nd-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Central Region, 1st-Team All-UAA: 437 K, 113 B); DS Laura Brazeal (HM All-UAA: 363 D); S Vicki Blood (155 A)
Key potential returnees: Sophomore DS Kelly Pang (1st-Team All-America, NCAA Freshman of the Year, 1st-Team All-Central Region, 1st-Team All-UAA: 702 D); sophomore S Marilee Fisher (2nd-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Central Region, 2nd-Team All-UAA: 1049 A, 113 K, 144 D, 50 B); junior MH Lauren Budde (1st-Team All-UAA: 439 K, 470 D, 122 B); junior OH Kristen Thomas (351 K, 158 D); junior OH Erin Kasson (162 K); sophomore S Meg Buker (258 A); sophomore OH Drew Hargrave (148 K); junior DS Tricia Brandt (197 D); senior MH Marya Kaminski (113 K)
2. Juniata (36-4, Landmark)
Senior losses: DS Megan Sollenberger (1st-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region, Landmark Player of the Year: 726 A, 105 A); RS Paige Johnston (HM All-Mid-Atlantic Region, 1st-Team All-Landmark: 282 K, 181 D, 54 B); OH Michelle Morchesky (209 D); DS Molly Sollenberger (231 D)
Key potential returnees: Senior S Steph Strauss (2nd-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region, 1st-Team All-Landmark: 1219 A, 289 D, 156 K); junior OH Drew Barnhart (HM All-America, 1st-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region, 1st-Team All-Landmark: 407 K); sophomore MH Kelsey Fuller (HM All-America, HM All-Mid-Atlantic Region, Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year, 2nd-Team All-Landmark: 313 K, 281 D); senior MH Kristin Noetzel (1st-Team All-Landmark: 226 K, 70 B); junior MH Amanda Schmidt (182 K); senior S Alexa Ebert (225 A)
3. UW-Oshkosh (39-3, WIAC)
Senior losses: MB Jacque Ray (1st-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Midwest Region, WIAC Player of the Year: 443 K, 176 B); RS Katie Beining (3rd-Team All-America, 1st-Team All-Midwest Region, 1st-Team All-WIAC: 377 K, 362 D, 52 B); S Katelyn Vara (HM All-America, 1st-Team All-Midwest Region, 1st-Team All-WIAC: 1478 A, 326 D, 77 B); OH Megan Fischer (68 K)
Key potential returnees: Senior DS Christina Cahoon (National Player of the Year, 1st-Team All-WIAC: 928 D); sophomore OH Aleisha Bagin (HM All-America, Midwest Region Freshman of the Year: 336 K); senior OH Andrea Smith (301 K, 437 D); sophomore MB Larissa Krumplitsch (131 K, 56 B); sophomore OH Brittany Gruning (110 K); junior DS Brittney Cote (384 D); sophomore S Morgan Liebetrau (130 A)
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Written by Ricky Nelson

July 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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Central Region: Who loses whom? (2010)

The following are the senior losses and potential returnees for all Central Region teams. My benchmarks for key returnees are 100+ kills, digs or assists and/or 50+ blocks. Tis a long post. Figured I’d beat the AVCA site to the punch again.

ALSO SEE: senior losses, key returnees for all teams in the final 2009 poll.

COMING SOON: Senior losses, key returnees for Midwest Region teams.

Augsburg (17-14, MIAC)
Senior losses: S Shanna Reed (1st-Team All-MIAC: 1026 A, 265 D); DS Dani Tanaka (614 D); MH Barbara Simmons (270 K, 113 B)
Key potential returnees: Senior OH Katie Christensen (304 K, 222 D); sophomore RS Amanda Unze (249 K, 58 B); sophomore OH Lauren Butler (140 K, 149 D); senior MH Korri Yule (126 K, 67 B); senior S Denielle Johnson (137 A, 244 D); senior DS Jessica Hilk (223 D), junior DS Jessica Hilk (115 D)
Bethany Lutheran (5-16, UMAC)
Senior losses: DS Laura Parochka (1st-Team All-UMAC: 400 D)
Key potential returnees: Senior S Nicole Jones (HM All-UMAC: 542 A, 201 D); sophomore RS Emily Schrupp (148 K, 116 D); senior MH Laura Holt (116 K); junior OH Vanessa Harkins (103 K)
Bethel (14-15, MIAC)
Senior losses: MB Kelly Otto (260 K, 83 B); DS Bethany Shearer (218 D)
Key potential returnees: Junior OH Nicole Wriedt (1st-Team All-MIAC: 306 K, 58 B); senior S Betsy Naatjes (864 A, 151 D); sophomore MB Amy Werner (208 K, 96 B); sophomore DS Valerie Smith (511 D); senior OH Brianna Falck (187 K); junior S Kate Smith (190 A); junior OH Haley Toter (221 D); senior OH Hannah Parks (146 D); sophomore DS Shannyn Rosendahl (146 D)
Blackburn (0-27, SLIAC)
Senior losses: OH Emily Johnston (116 K, 234 D)
Key potential returnees: Senior S Pamela Forbes (294 A); junior RS Stephanie Lewis (150 A, 131 D); sophomore MH Renee Young (52 B); sophomore MH Caitlyn Beaird (117 D); senior DS Kasie Wyciskalla (133 D)
Buena Vista (2-29, IIAC)
Senior losses: DS Cara Kreman (409 D); MH Liz Auffert (119 K)
Key potential returnees: Junior MH Katie Vondrak (HM All-IIAC: 226 K, 79 B); senior OH Sam Narveson (162 K, 344 D); senior OH McKenzie Moore (165 K, 296 D); junior S Kelsey VanDeer (624 A, 116 D); junior MH Kacie Woodley (143 K, 70 B); junior DS Kelsie Essick (157 D)
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Written by Ricky Nelson

July 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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