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Warhawks net WIAC awards

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Gazette Staff
November 11, 2009

UW-Whitewater’s Caitlin Hogan and Keri Klotzbuecher have repeated as All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team volleyball players.


Hogan is a junior outside hitter, who leads the Warhawks with 359 kills and ranks second on the team with 103 blocks.


Klotzbuecher is a sophomore outside hitter who ranks second on the team with 319 kills.


Melissa Zuleger, a senior middle blocker on the Warhawks, also has earned first-team honors. She ranks third on the team with 310 kills and is third with 100 blocks.


Alyssa Bauer, a sophomore libero, tops the list of the four-member all-defensive team. She leads the Warhawks with 683 digs, an average of 5.25 per set.


Warhawk senior Alyse Karls, a setter, has earned honorable mention.


Annie Berkley, a senior libero for the Warhawks, has earned a berth on the all-sportsmanship team.


The Warhawks (31-6) begin NCAA Division III tournament play at 12:30 p.m. Thursday against the University of Saint Thomas (24-7) in the first round of a regional hosted by UW-Oshkosh.


Edgerton High graduate Stephanie Tronnes, a senior middle hitter/outside hitter for UW-Platteville, was named to the all-sportsmanship team.


UW-Oshkosh’s Jacque Ray, a senior middle blocker, is the Player of the Year.


Ray led the WIAC with 3.95 points per set, while ranking second with a .327 hitting percentage and 1.20 blocks per set and third with 3.10 kills per set.


UW-Oshkosh’s Brian Schaefer has been voted the Coach of the Year for the second straight season and third time in his career. He also won the award in 2005. The Titans had a


29-match winning streak to start the season. He owns a


185-28 record in six seasons in charge of the Titans.


All-WIAC Women’s Volleyball

FIRST TEAM


Name, School, Year, Position


Katie Beining, Oshkosh, Sr., Outside Hitter


Christina Cahoon, Oshkosh, Jr., Libero


Gina DeRosa, River Falls, Sr., Middle Hitter


Melissa Hillebrand, Platteville, Jr., Outside Hitter


Caitlin Hogan, Whitewater, Jr., Outside Hitter


Keri Klotzbuecher, Whitewater, Soph., Outside Hitter


Kristen Moore, Eau Claire, Sr., Outside Hitter


Jacque Ray, Oshkosh, Sr., Middle Blocker


Kelsey Scheele, River Falls, Sr., Outside Hitter


Brianne Stankus, La Crosse, Sr., Outside Hitter


Katelyn Vara, Oshkosh, Sr., Setter


Melissa Zuleger, Whitewater, Sr., Middle Blocker


HONORABLE MENTION


Chelsie Christofferson, Superior, Sr., Outside Hitter


Briana Kaiser, Platteville, Soph., Middle Hitter


Alyse Karls, Whitewater, Sr., Setter


Danielle Lucia, Eau Claire, Jr., Middle Blocker


Kate Mikutowski, Stout, Fr., Outside Hitter.


Pam Nora, Stevens Point, Sr., Middle Hitter/Outside Hitter


Ali Sikic, Platteville, Soph., Setter


Rachel Ver Voort, Eau Claire, Jr., Outside Hitter


Emily Zupon, Eau Claire, Jr., Outside Hitter


ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM


Alyssa Bauer, Whitewater, Soph., Libero


Christina Cahoon, Oshkosh, Jr., Libero


Abby Carey, Platteville, Jr., Libero


Alicia Mizer, Stout, Sr., Libero


ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM


Annie Berkley, Whitewater, Sr., Libero


Megan Fischer, Oshkosh, Sr., Outside Hitter


Cassie Hunt, Eau Claire, Sr., Defensive Specialist/Setter


Sara Kjos, Stout, Soph., Middle Hitter


Pam Nora, Stevens Point, Sr., Middle Hitter/Outside Hitter


Liz Schlobohm, La Crosse, Soph., Setter


Audra Stevenson, Superior, Sr., Outside Hitter


Stephanie Tronnes, Platteville, Sr., Middle Hitter/Outside Hitter


Andria Vetsch, River Falls, Sr., Outside Hitter


Player of the Year: Jacque Ray of Oshkosh


Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete: Brianne Stankus of La Crosse


Coach of the Year: Brian Schaefer of Oshkosh



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