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(AUDIO) New players to see floor for BRLD Volleyball this season | KTIC Radio

(AUDIO) New players to see floor for BRLD Volleyball this season

(AUDIO) New players to see floor for BRLD Volleyball this season

Team: Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: Blue and Gold

Class: C-2

Head Coach: Rebecca James

2017 record: 18-17 (lost to Hartington Cedar Catholic in Sub-State Match)

Returning Starters: N/A


It’s a new team and overhaul for the BRLD Wolverines this season as BRLD lost quite a few players from last season.

BRLD returns 4 letterwinners, and they are Brandi Simonsen (5’2, SR L), Kelsey Larsen (5’7, JR MH), Tori Ostrand (5’7, JR MH), and Halle Wortman (5’8, JR OH).

Head Coach Rebecca James says Sophomores Caragan Tietz (5’8, RS/S), Kinlee Bacon (5’5 S/RS), Alexzi Nottleman (5’6, RS/OH) , and Aubrey Berg (5’4, DS/OH) will play as well.

The team is also looking at playing Tyra Bonneau (5’8, JR OH).

James says so far practices and conditioning have went well, and she’s looking to a fun season.

James adds the team has a lot of inexperience, but a lot of hope and talent.

She says these girls have good chemistry and have done a lot of things for team bonding.

James told KTIC Sports the team is young, but hopes to be competitive in conference and in their schedule.

There are 31 girls out for the team this year.

Big losses from last year’s team include Vicki Gatzemeyer, Lauren Ahlers, Tiahna Bonneau, Morgan Bonneau, and Kelcee Bacon.

James says the team is working well together. “They are great at encouraging each other and working hard and I guess communicating what we need to do to be successful.”

James says it’s a completely different team this year.

The Wolverines played in the Northeast Community College League in Norfolk.

Season Outlook:

BRLD opens up the season at home against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

James feels BRLD can be competitive against the Bulldogs if they can capitalize when Taya Beller isn’t in the front row.

James says the team doesn’t have that one star player, but has a lot of good, capable players.

She adds the conference schedule will help prepare for the Wolverines for the postseason. “The East Husker Conference really does give us a really good competitive schedule so when it comes around sub-district and district times we have played competitive teams already.”

BRLD is in Sub-District C2-5 with GACC, Wisner-Pilger, Oakland-Craig, and Omaha Nation.

When assessing the sub-district, James says GACC is going to be competitive.

She says the team is working at being more aggressive and scrappy, and always working hard to get better.

She adds the ultimate goal is to make state.

2018 BRLD Wolverines Volleyball Roster:

No. Name                                     Grade Height Position
1 Jocie Pagels                               9              5’5”         OH
2 Madison Polenske                 12            5’4”        MH
2/4 Aubrey Berg                         10          5’4”          DS / OH
3* Brandi Simonsen                  12          5’2”          Libero
5 Arianne Brokaw                      9            5’8”          RS
6* Halle Wortman                      11         5’8”          OH
7 Brooklyn Nolting                     10         5’4”         S/RS
8 Tori Shatto                                   9            5’4”         OH
9 Audra Nolting                          10           5’7”         MH/OH
10 Carrington Peters                9            5’3”          S
11 Kinlee Bacon                        10           5’5”          S/RS
12* Kelsey Larsen                     11          5’7”            MH
13 Tyra Bonneau                       11          5’8”             OH
14 Caragan Tietz                       10          5’8”           RS/S
15 Kariden Briggs                      12         5’4”            DS
16 Bailey Hayes                          10          5’3”            DS
18 Alyssa Buchholz                   9             5’7”          MH
20 Alexzi Nottlemann           10            5’6”           RS/ OH
23 Juliana Anderson               9              5’5”           OH
24 Zora Villanueva                   9             5’2”            DS
25 Elise Anderson                    9             5’8”            MH
29 Emma Nelson                    11            5’5”             S/RS
30 Anabel Villanueva          11            5’5”             OH
31 Jordan Snyder                  9               6’1”             MH
32* Tori Ostrand                  11              5’7”             MH
33 Zoe Sjuts                           12               5’6”            OH
35 Kaylee Anderson          9                 5’9”            OH
36 Zeena Villanueva         9                 5’4”              DS

* Denotes Letterwinner

Head Coach – Rebecca James
Assistant Coaches – Mindy Nottlemann and Rachel Alitz

2018 BRLD Wolverines Volleyball Schedule:

08/28/18 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
08/30-09/01 (To Be Determined) Northeast Volleyball Classic (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/Pender
09/04/18 Clarkson/Leigh
09/11/18 Archbishop Bergan
09/15-09/15 (To Be Determined) Tekamah-Herman Tour. (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Tekamah
09/20/18 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular (host: Winnebago)
09/20/18 Winnebago Triangular (host: Winnebago)
09/25/18 Madison Double Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
09/25/18 Howells-Dodge Double Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
09/25/18 Wisner-Pilger Double Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
10/02/18 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (LVSS)
10/09/18 @ North Bend Central
10/11-10/13 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament (2/3-Day Tournament) TBA
10/16/18 Pender
10/23/18 Tekamah-Herman
10/25/18 @ Oakland-Craig

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach James

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