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Sports in Kansas: Top Volleyball Returnees for 2018

Paige Baird of Northern Valley is back after winning a title and making all state. (Baer Studios)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Aug 10, 2018

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Players listed below are returning all-state selections from the KVA from 2017. Classifications have not yet been set so volleyball will be under new classes this year more info about that directly below from KSHSAA.

NEW - Changes with Classification
The 2018-2019 school year will see some changes in volleyball.

Classification Numbers: 6A=36; 5A=36; 4A=36; 3A=64; 2A=64; 1A=117.

Number of State Tournaments: In 2018-2019 there will be 6 classifications and therefore 6 state tournaments (6A & 5A: Salina-Tony’s Pizza Events Center; 4A & 3A: Hutchinson-Sports Arena; 2A: Hays -Ft. Hays State University; 1A: Emporia (White Auditorium).

Class 1A Regional Tournaments: Volleyball schools competing in Class 1A will be participating in one of 16 regional tournaments across the state on Tuesday, October 16. The top 2 teams at each tournament will advance to their sub-state tournament. See Volleyball Manual, pg. 23-24 for more information.

Sub-state Seeding - Classes 6A, 5A, 4A: The 36 schools in each of these 3 classifications will be divided into 2 groups on an east/west geographical basis. The 18 schools will be seeded into 4 sub-state tournaments of 4-5 schools. The top 4 seeds will host a sub-state tournament. Tournaments will be seeded on Saturday, October 13 @ 10AM.

6A (Likely some school to change due to new classes and enrollment count)

Carly Bachelor, Washburn Rural, 6-0 Sr. OH

Brooklyn Cink, Manhattan, 5-11 Sr. OH

Reagan Karlin, Garden City, 6-0 Jr. OH

Kayley Cassady, BV North, 5-11 Sr. OH

Shelby Ebert, Washburn Rural, 5-9 Sr. OH

Rachel Hickman, Free State, 6-3 Sr. RS

Lauren Maceli, Lawrence, 5-6 Sr. L

Haleigh Harper, Manhattan, 5-6 Sr. L

Kati Parks, Olathe Northwest, 6-2 Sr. MB

Kendra Wait, Gardner-Edgerton, 5-10 Soph. S

5A (Likely some school to change due to new classes and enrollment count)

Caroline Bien, Aquinas, 5-11 Soph. OH

Ellie Bolton, St. James, 5-7 Jr. L

Karli Schmidt, Lansing, 6-1 Sr. OH

Caroline Zabroske, Aquinas, 5-11 Sr. OH

Ally Barnhart, De Soto, 6-4 Sr. MB

Ella Larkin, Bishop Carroll, 5-9 Sr. S

Samantha Schnitta, BV Southwest, 6-0 Jr. RS

Sara Brittain, Bishop Carroll, 5-4 Sr. L

Rachel Fairbanks, Lansing, 6-0 Sr. MB

Sydney Morrow, Goddard, 5-10 Jr. MB

Maggie Remsberg, Newton, 5-10 Sr. RS

Amaya Tillman, Shawnee Heights, 6-3 Sr. MB

Camryn Turner, Seaman, 5-6 Soph. S

4A (No Longer 4A-I but selections from last year)

Anna Dixon, Louisburg, 6-3 Sr. OH

Gracie Van Driel, Rose Hill, 6-2 Sr. MB

Riley Oglevie, Ulysses, 5-11 Sr. OH

Serena Sparks, Bishop Miege, 5-2 Sr. L

Carson Buffington, Louisburg, 5-8 Sr. S

Jaycee Burhart, McPherson, 5-8 Sr. S

Tasiah Nunery, Hays, 5-6 Jr. OH

Brooklyn Strobel, Andover Central, 5-3 Jr. L

Riley Tinder, Basehor Linwood, 5-10 Jr. OH

Hannah Wiley, Abilene, 5-8 Sr. OH

Turner Alderson, Abilene, 5-6 Sr. L

Kate Gordon, Independence, 5-7 Jr. OH

Ava Seaton, Basehor Linwood, 5-8 Sr. OH

Payton Verhulst, Bishop Miege, 6-1 Soph. OH

Likely some 3A in 2018, some in 4A, (No longer 4A-II, new classes announced but 4A-II picks from last year)

Remington Green, Nickerson, 5-5 Sr. RS/S

Brooklyn Hunter, Topeka Hayden, 6-0 Sr. RS/S

Ashlynn Doebele, Burlington, 5-8 Sr. S/OH

Sydney Hillmer, Topeka Hayden, 5-7 Jr. RS

Cyra Kelley, Nickerson, 5-8 Jr. OH

Maggie Peterson, Wichita Trinity, 5-6 Sr. L

Reagan Baum, Holton, 5-10 Sr. OH

Morgan Bruna, Andale, 5-9 Jr. OH

Sydne Marshall, Chapman, 6-0 Sr. MB

Madison McGreevy, Topeka Hayden, 5-9 Sr. OH

Morgan Stout, Nickerson, 6-1 Jr. MB


Lexi Cobb, Silver Lake, 5-8 Jr. S

Jacy Dalinghaus, Nemaha Central, 5-8 Sr. OH

Katelyn Moore, Douglass, 5-7 Sr. OH


Savannah Crossland, Heritage Christian, 5-9 Sr. OH

Faith Hammontree, Heritage Christian, 6-5 Sr. MB

Savanna Wuest, Goessel, 5-8 Sr. S

Millie Stockard, St. Mary’s Colgan, 5-8 Soph. S/OH

Brecken VandenHoek, Kiowa County, 5-8 Sr. OH

Tylor Hopper, Udall, 5-8 Sr. OH/MB

Gracen Hutchinson, Smith Center, 5-8 Sr. OH


Paige Baird, Northern Valley, 5-7 Sr. OH/S

Kara Eilert, Beloit St. Johns Tipton, 5-11 Sr. OH/MB

Cora Vineyard, Argonia, 5-10 Sr. MB/OH

Morgan Polson, South Barber, 5-9 Sr. OH/RS

Madeline Wiltse, Otis-Bison, 6-0 Jr. MB

Baylee Booker, Argonia, 5-5 Sr. S

Zoe Cox, Nothern Valley, 5-6 Sr. OH/DS

Macy Doebele, Hanover, 5-11 Sr. OH/S

Emilee Ebert, Frankfort, 5-11 Sr. OH

Delaney Herold, Sylvan-Lucas, 5-8 Sr. OH/MB

Madison Lueger, Centralia, 5-11 Sr. OH

Morgan Schrag, Pretty Praire, 5-10 Sr. OH/MB

Kristen Beckman, Rawlins County, 5-6 Jr. OH

Elizabeth Hardacre, Thunder Ridge, 6-1 Sr. OH/MB

Jordyn Jellison, South Central, 6-0 Sr. MB

Maegan Koch, Centralia, 5-11 Sr. OH

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