Women's Volleyball Team Roster

2014 Wildcats

Whitney Bastian

Whitney BastianPlayer #: 1
Position: Outside Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: 3
High School: Kewaskum
Major: Massage Therapist
Transfer Plans: Globe University, Green Bay
Why do you attend UW-WC?  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but I knew I needed general classes no matter where I would go. Also, Washington County was close,
affordable and I could keep playing sports
What do you like best about this year's team? I like all the girls;  they all have great attitudes. I believe we will all work well together this season
Favorite actor/actress? Jason Statahm
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why?  I like who I am and would not trade places with anyone.

Adrienne Leemon

Adrienne Leemon

Player #: 2
Position: Middle Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: 1
High School: West Bend East
Major: Undecided
Transfer Plans: UW-Stevens Point
Why do you attend UW-WC?  I am attending UW-WC because I am not sure what I want to major in yet, so this way I can save some money by working and living at home while I figure it out.
What do you like about this year’s team? We all really seem to get along. I have been on many sports teams in the past and there was always some sort of drama, but this team feels different.
Favorite actor/actress?  Adam Sandler. I just think he’s quite funny.
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why? Jana Kramer. She is a country singer who has a career doing what she loves, and she is simply gorgeous.

Lizzy Geoffrey

Lizzy GeoffreyPlayer #: 3
Position: Weakside Hitter & Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'8"
Year: 2
High School: Hartford Uniom
Major: Human Resources
Transfer Plans: UW-Whitewater
Why do you attend UW-WC?  I attend UW-WC because I wanted to save a little money but still get a quality education.
What do you like about this year’s team? I like this year’s team and how we all work together pretty well; we all get along and have a good time.
Favorite actor/actress? Chris Rock because he’s pretty funny.
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why?  It would be Carrie Underwood because she has a beautiful voice and is a great person.

Shauna Poppe

Shauna PoppePlayer #: 5
Position: Setter
Height: 5'8"
Year: 1
High School: Hustisford
Major: Business
Transfer Plans: UW-Whitewater
Why do you attend UW-WC? I attend UW-WC to save money and be close to home.

What do you like best about this year’s team? The thing I like best about this year’s team is how we all work well together.
Favorite actor/actress?  Melissa McCarthy.
If you could be someone else who would you be and why?  If I could be someone else I would be Lauren Carlini because she is a phenomenal setter and athlete.

 

Melanie Strand

Melanie StrandPlayer #: 7
Position: Weakside Hitter
Height: 5'7"
Year: 1
High School: Port Washington
Major: Physical Therapy
Transfer Plans: UW Green Bay
Why do you attend UW-WC?  So I could be closer to home, and not rush the transition of high school to college, and I save a lot of money and get a good education
What do you like best about this year’s team? We have a variety of new players and returning players.
Favorite actor/actress? There are so many good ones, either Steve Carrel or Sandra Bullock.
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why? I wouldn't wanna be anyone else because I don’t know if I could handle being someone else.

Deanna Leppla

Deanna LepplaPlayer #: 11
Position: 
Middle Hitter
Height: 
6'0"
Year:
 1
High School: Port Washington
Major: Special Education/Pre-K Elementary Education
Transfer Plans: UW-Milwaukee
Why do you attend UW-WC? It's close to home so that I can commute, and very inexpensive, which I think is an added bonus!
What do you like about this year’s team?  I love the team of girls that I've gotten to be a part of this year! We have an awesome group of girls and work great together as a team!
Favorite actor/actress?  My favorite actor is hard to choose... So I'll give you two - Tom Hanks & John Wayne! I've seen every movie that they've been in!
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why?  It would probably have to be my mom. She is one of the strongest people that I know, and has been through so much. She is always here for me whenever I need her, and is the backbone of our family! Love you mom!

Mikkin Abfall

Mikkin AbfallPlayer #: 12
Position: 
Middle Hitter
Height: 
5'10"
Year:
 1
High School: Kewaskum
Major: Business
Transfer Plans: UW-Oshkosh
Why do you attend UW-WC? It’s a less expensive program for me to achieve my Associate degree - then transfer to another college and pursue my Bachelor’s in whatever field I choose.
What do you like best about this year's team? I like how we are comfortable around each other and we do have fun and joke around with each other. It’s not awkward being on this team and everyone really does include everyone in on what’s going on - on the court.
Favorite actor/actress? To be honest I really don’t have just ONE favorite actor/actress, but if I had to narrow it down to only one, I would have to say Joel Kinnaman, he does an awesome job playing.
If you could be someone else, who would you be and why? I wouldn’t want to be anyone else - I wouldn’t want to go through anyone else’s life. This is who I was created to be and there’s big plans for me and I want to experience them and achieve them while being me.

Marisa Moser

Marisa MoserPlayer #: 15
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year:
 2
High School: Germantown
Major: Biomedical Science
Transfer Plans: UW-Milwaukee
Why do you attend UW-WC? To save money and stay close to home, I have a total of seven years of school and that has always been the best idea in my eyes.
What do you like best about this year's team?  How close we are all getting. I know personally the girls on the team and especially Debbie and Jason are my backbone. We all keep each other motivated and happy while we are taking hard classes and trying to work as well. Coming to volleyball is like stepping out of reality for just two hours and it helps keep our minds straight.
Favorite actor/actress?  Matthew McConaughey
If you could be someone else who would you be and why? I wouldn't want to be anybody but me! I'm happy with the people I'm surrounded with. I thrive on being me! I love where I'm at in life and where I'm going! Why change a good thing when you got it, right? But you know being Kate Middelton for a day would be pretty cool!

 

Lindsay Griggs
Lindsay Griggs

Player #: 16
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Year:
 2
High School: West Bend East
Major: Nursing, emphasis in Geriatrics
Transfer Plans: UW-Milwaukee
Why do you attend UW-WC? I attend UW-WC so I am close to home and able to work as a CNA while attending school.
What do you like about this year’s team? I like that now we have the ability to have third year players and it keeps the team interesting with the different levels of experience. 
Favorite actor/actress? Bradley Cooper because he is VERY attractive! ;)
If you could be someone else who would you be and why? I would want to be Debbie Butschlick because she is an amazing woman and can balance a million and one things at a time and is a sweetheart!