2018 Volleyball Season
For information about the team, including rosters, game schedule, player stats and team stats and standings, please visit the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Website.
To view Women's Volleyball Games on West Bend Community Cable, select FOLDER on the left side of the community cable website and scroll down to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Washington County Sports.
Row 1 (L to R) Catherine Tucker
Row 2 (L to R) Kayla Schommer, Breanna Cronin, Paige Airaudi, Sammi Brown,
Row 3 (Lto R) Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Morgan Kappler, Kayla Boehm, Caryn Hamm, Coach Debbie Butschlick
Row 1 Catherine Tucker
Row 2 Kayla Schommer, Sammie Brown, Paige Airaudi, Carolyn Kuzmic, Breanna Cronin, Audra Brandenburg
Row 3 Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Morgan Kappler, Kayla Boehm, Caryn Hamm,
Head Coach Debbie Butschlick
WCC All-Conference Team
(L to R) Kayla Boehm, Morgan Kappler, Breanna Cronin, Kayla Schommer, Catherine Tucker
UWM at Washington County has placed five players on the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference All-Conference Volleyball team. Kayla Boehm led the Eastern Division with 83 kills as a middle hitter and hitting at a 46% kill rate. She also led the division with 30 block. Kayla was selected to the First Team All-Conference and named Player of the Year. Kayla Schommer led the Eastern division in two categories as a setter, she had 179 assists for kills, and also had a division high 42 ace serves with 93% serving accuracy. Kayla also had 19 kills and 38 digs. She was selected to First Team All-Conference and named Setter of the Year for a second year in a row. Catherine Tucker was our defensive specialist and led the Eastern Division with 184 digs. She also had 17 ace serves with a 94% serving accuracy, Catherine was selected First Team All-Conference and named Defensive Specialist of the Year. Breanna Cronin was an outside hitter and ranked number 3 in the Eastern Division for attacks and defense. She had 61 kills with a 40% kill rate, 73 digs, 27 ace serves with an 89% serving accuracy. Breanna was selected to the First Team All-Conference. Morgan Kappler was an outside hitter and ranked 5th in the Eastern Division for attacks and defense. She had 47 kills with a 35% kill rate, 16 ace serves, serving accuracy at 89% and 67 digs. Morgan was selected to the Second Team All-Conference.
I am so proud of these players especially for all the hard work that they put into the season. The Conference coaches truly saw the skills that each one of our players had. To have one or two players make the WCC All-Conference Team is a blessing when there are seven teams in the Eastern Division, but to have five players on the All-Conference team and three players receiving the highest honors given by the Conference is truly amazing. Even though five players received the honors, it was an entire team effort to have such an outstanding season.
WCC All-Tournament Team
Kayla Boehm & Breanna Cronin
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball team was able to place two players on the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference All-Tournament Volleyball team played at Just a Game in Wisconsin Dells. Kayla Boehm and Breanna Cronin were selected by the coaches as being two top players throughout the tournament and selected to a team of six outstanding players. Kayla Boehm connected on 38 kills and 11 blocks for the seven match tournament. Her best game was in the Semi-Final match against Eau Claire at Barron where Kayla had 8 kills and 4 block. Breanna Cronin played a steady seven match tournament as well. She recorded 43 kills, 12 ace serves and 57 digs for her tournament play. Breanna best match was against UWM at Waukesha where she had 10 kills, 2 ace serves and 7 digs. The coaches really recognized the outstanding play that these two student athletes had for the WCC Tournament.
Oct. 20 & 21 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Champions (By Caryn Hamm & Carolyn Kumzic)
Row 1 (L to R) Paige Airaudi, Catherine Tucker, Kayla Boehm, Kayla Schommer,
Row 2 (L to R) Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Caryn Hamm, Morgan Kappler, Sammie Brown, Audra Brandenburg, Carolyn Kumiz, Head Coach Debbie Butschlick
This weekend has been a whirlwind adventure for the UWM at Washington County Wildcat Volleyball Team. This fine team of girls was able to come together for a two day Wisconsin Collegiate State Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Just a Game to win ten straight games against five different opponents. The competition was difficult, and together we persevered. As a team we worked very hard to overcome the different challenges found with each opponent. The semifinal match was against UW Eau Claire -Barron. The wildcats won 25 – 13, 20 – 25, 15 - 3 to advance to the finals match. The championship game was against UW Green Bay at Marinette. The girls worked hard and focused on fundamentals and communication. They worked together to cover their hitters and make smart plays. The wildcats had a lot of good serves and kept their energy up, winning both sets 25 – 17, 25 – 16 and ending the season undefeated.
Leading the team were
Kayla Boehm with 37 kills and 14 blocks
Breanna Cronin with 27 kills, 12 ace serves and 46 digs
Morgan Kappler with 24 kills, 10 ace serves and 40 digs
Paige Airaudi with 21 kills, 10 ace serves and 34 digs
Kayla Schommer with 85 assists for kills, 20 ace serves, 6 kills
Catherine Tucker with 84 digs, and 5 ace serves
Audra Brandenburg with 7 ace serves, 20 digs
Caryn Hamm 30 assists for kills
Sammie Brown 8 ace serves, 17 kills, and 13 digs
Carolyn Kuzmic 8 of 8 serving, 3 ace serves, 3 digs
Pool Play Matches
Washington 25 25
Manitowoc 10 7
Washington 25 25
Waukesha 10 12
Washington 25 25
Rock 4 9
Washington 25 25
Marathon 12 15
Washington 25 25
Marshfield 9 4
Oct. 17 - Sheboygan (Sammie Brown)
The UWM at Washington County Lady Wildcats played their last home match against UW Green Bay at Sheboygan County Wombats on Wednesday. This match was a great win with scores of 25-11, 21-25, 25-11, 18-25, 15-12, but it was also a very touch match against a good team. We lack in energy at times, but as a team we were able to pull together. We are a team that can learn from each other's mistakes and keep building on the positive. The energy and excitement levels continue to increase as we get closer to the WCC tournament this week. The Lady Wildcats ended their regular season with an undefeated record of 9 - 0. Kayla Boehm led the team with 12 kills and 4 blocks, Breanna Cronin had 10 kills and 22 digs, Kayla Schommer had 21 assists for kills and 6 ace serves, Catherine Tucker rounded out the team with 32 digs.
Oct. 15 - Rock (By Paige Airaudi)
The UWM at Washington County Wildcat volleyball team advance toward the WCC State tournament with another win under their belt against UW-Whitewater at Rock County 25-7, 25-16, 25-7. Throughout the match, the Wildcats worked to improve on skill, including running plays properly and consistency in basic skills. This seasons success has increased the energy level of the team, having them ready to leave it all on the court at the State tournament.
The team was led by Breanna Cronin and Kayla Boehm with 8 kills each, Kayla also had 6 blocks while Breanna had 9 digs. Sammie Brown led the team with 5 ace serves, Catherine Tucker had 21 digs and Kayla Schommer topped the team with 11 assists for kills. The final regular season game is on Wednesday, October 17 at home against UW - Green Bay at Sheboygan County starting at 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Maranatha Bible Baptist College (By Breanna Cronin)
The UWM at Washington County Wildcat volleyball team continued their winning streak by the score of 25 – 18, 25-12, 25-17 against Marantha Bible Baptist College. As a team, we played very well, kept the energy high, and picked each other up. Our serving and hitting were very consistent, and, as such, we were able to go on a lot of runs. Throughout the match our team stayed positive, and we worked very hard to perfect our fast offense and defense. Its exciting to see how much our team has grown from our first match to this one. Even though we have one week left of the season, everyone is going to work hard to be even better at the WCC State tournament.
Leading the team was Kayla Boehm with 9 kills and 5 blocks, Morgan Kappler had 6 ace serves, 5 kills and 5 digs, Breanna Cronin had 5 kills, 3 ace serves and 12 digs, Catherine Tucker led the team with 21 digs. The final home game is on Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m. against UW-Green Bay at Sheboygan County.
WCC Eastern Division Record 6 – 0
Overall Record is 7 - 0
Oct. 10 - Waukesha (By Audra Brandenburg)
The Wildcats from UWM at Washington County traveled to UWM at Waukesha to play volleyball against the Cougars to go undefeated in the WCC Eastern Division with scores of 25 – 18, 25 – 6, 25 - 17. In the beginning of the first set, it seemed to be a pretty even match as the two teams were neck and neck, but the Wildcats were able to pull through with some hard work to win it. The Cougars were a little worn out in the second set while Washington County continued hammering away on their serves. In the third set, Waukesha started to pull themselves together again to make it another more even fight. However, the Wildcats took over quickly to show who would be the undefeated in the conference.
Kayla Boehm led the team with 8 kills and 5 blocks, Morgan Kappler had 5 kills and 7 digs, Kayla Schommer had 21 assists for kills, 6 ace serves and 7 digs, Catherine Tucker led the team with 37 digs and 3 ace serves.
The next home match is on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 against UW-Whitewater at Rock County
Oct. 5 - Marinette (By Morgan Kappler)
The UW-Milwaukee at Washington County Lady Wildcats volleyball team won its fifth Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Eastern Division match defeating UW-Green Bay at Marinette County 25-15, 25-21, 25-16. The girls went into the match knowing that it was going to be one of the tougher conference games of the season. During all three games we continued to stay positive and focused and have fun while doing it. As a team we concentrated on communicating with each other and covering our hitters when they were swinging. The match was filled with lots of energy from both sides of the court and was one of the more exciting games to play in so far this season. With only a few more conference games left, we are looking forward to playing at WCC State Tournament later this month, and hopefully keeping our undefeated record. Leading the team is Kayla Boehm with 12 kills and 4 blocks, Breanna Cronin had 7 kills, 2 ace serves and 7 digs, Morgan Kappler had 6 kills, 2 ace serves, 16 digs, Kayla Schommer had 3 ace serves, 20 assists for kills, 11 digs, and Catherine Tucker had 2 ace serves, with 36 digs. The next home match is on Thursday, October 11th against Maranatha College at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 - Fox Valley (By Catherine Tucker)
The UW-Milwaukee at Washington County Lady Wildcats volleyball team won their fourth Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Eastern Division match defeating UW Oshkosh at Fox Valley 25-4, 25-15, 25-6. The match on Wednesday was challenging in the sense that it gave our team a chance to practice skills that we had been working on all week. One challenge that our coaches gave us was to perfect our spot serving, specifically serving to the front half of the court. The girls played aggressively the first game losing a little focus during the second game and came back swinging to win the third game. The win gave us insight into what we can improve in our game and what we can work on going into Friday's match against UW-Green Bay at Marinette County. Coach Debbie Butschlick said that “ we needed to also work on keeping the intensity up when the opponent does not run a quick offense.” Kayla Boehm led the team with 5 kills, Paige Airaudi and Breanna Cronin each contributed 4 kills. Kayla Schommer had 7 ace serves and 10 assists for kills, while Caryn Hamm had 8 assists for kills. Catherine Tucker had 8 ace serves and 9 digs, Audra Brandenburg had 7 ace serves. Friday's match will determine the Eastern Division Champion.
Sept. 24 - Sheboygan (By Kayla Boehm)
The Lady Wildcats of UW Milwaukee at Washington County defeated the UW Green Bay at Sheboygan County in an WCC Eastern Division match 25-23, 26-24, 25-11. The team brought their A game as they went into their first away match win at Sheboygan. The first two games were close but the Wildcats came out strong in the end. Although there is always room for improvement, the team stepped up not only with skill level but communication as well. We are connecting and growing more together as the season goes on. Seeing how much the team has improved from the first to the second game, we are looking forward to what the rest of the season brings. Kayla Boehm led the team with 10 kills and 5 blocks. Morgan Kappler had 7 kills, 3 ace serves and 13 digs. Kayla Schommer had 27 assists for kills, and 2 ace serves, Catherine Tucker led the team with 29 digs. Our next match is home on Friday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. against Manitowoc.
Sept. 12 - Fond du Lac (By Kayla Schommer)
The UWM-Washington County Wildcats won 25-17, 25-17, 25-20. The team went into the volleyball game intense and ready to play, not knowing what Fond du Lac was going to bring, since they were our toughest competitor last year. We played very well together as this was our first conference match with only three returning players on the team. However, there is still room for improvement as we go into our next matches. This was a great way to start off the season with a win against Fond du Lac! Team leaders were Breanna Cronin with 11 kills and 8 ace serves, Kayla Schommer had 12 assists for kills and 7 ace serves, Kayla Boehm had 9 kills and Catherine Tucker led the team with 27 digs.
2017 - Three Named WCC First Team All-Conference
The Lady Wildcats placed three players on this year’s Wisconsin Collegiate Conference First Team All-Conference. It is exciting when you are able to have one player on the All-Conference Team, it is even more exciting when two players receive this Honor, but when you have three players selected to the All-Conference team, the excitement is to the roof.
Kayla Schommer, as a freshman was selected to the First Team All – Conference and voted as the Setter of the Year. Kayla had to made a huge adjustment playing at the college level. She really worked on your setting accuracy and especially her quickness getting to the ball. Kayla’s conference stats were; 325 assists for kills, led the team with 46 service aces with 85% serving accuracy, 78 digs, 9 kills, and 8 blocks
Courtney Peters is a returning sophomore who last year was selected to the second team All-Conference, but her hard work paid off as she was ranked 5th in the conference earning her a First Team All-Conference selection. As a returning player, Courtney knew what needed to be done to push herself and her team into winning form. Courtney’s conference stats; second on the team with 91 kills with a hitting accuracy of 95%, second on the team with 33 ace serves, serving with 91% accuracy, 168 digs, and 5 blocks.
Meghan MacFarlane, as a freshman was ranked second in the conference and selected to the Frist Team All-Conference. Meghan’s hitting ability out of the middle position kept the opponent guessing. She really stepped up her game from the beginning of the season and her desire to help led the team can be seen in the way Meghan played. Meghan’s conference stats; Led the team with 95 kills with a hitting accuracy of 37%, 20 ace serves with 91% accuracy, second on the team with 224 digs, second on the team with 32 blocks, and 11 assists for kills.
I could not have been prouder of these three players. Their hard work and team dedication has put them with the elite players of the conference.
Courteny Peters - WCC All Tournament Team
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball team placed Courtney Peters on the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference All-Tournament Volleyball team. There were 12 teams that participated in the State Tournament and only six players were voted to the All –Tournament team. Courtney had a wonderful tournament. She played every point as it was the last point of the match. As a returning player, Courtney already knew what was expected of her during the tournament and she performed with great skills and heart. Courtney’s seven match tournament stats consisted of 37 kills, serving 55/51 (93% accuracy) with 17 ace serves, and 88 digs.
WCC State Volleyball Tournament State Runner - Up
Row 1: (L to R) Allison Thill
Row 2: (L to R) Hanna Karimi, Catherine Tucker, Kayla Schommer, Courtney Peters
Row 3: (L to R) Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Ally Weix, Kayla Boehm, Mikena Wantz,
Meghan MacFarlane, Kaytie Lighthizer, Coach Debbie Butschlick
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball team finished their season with the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Tournament Runner Up trophy. The team played extremely well during the entire tournament. The Lady Wildcats started the tournament play with a second place seed. We finished the pool play with a 8 – 2 record and advancing to the semifinals against UW-Sheboygan
Pool Match Wins
Match #1 UW Fox Valley winning 25-7, 25-12
Match #2 UW Waukesha winning 25 – 9, 25 – 15
Match #3 UW Fond du Lac losing 14 – 25, 17 – 25
Match #4 UW Baraboo winning 25 – 15, 25 – 21
Match #5 UW Marshfield winning 25 – 9, 25 – 15
Both teams played a great semifinal match, but the Lady Wildcats came out on top winning 25 – 15, 25 – 21. The team came out ready to play, we worked hard for each point, and everything that we worked on all season really came together. The team served with accuracy, played a tough defensive game and continues to excel with a fast offense. The finals match was against UW Fond du Lac, the team played their hearts out, but was just not able to pull off the win losing 15 – 25, 17 – 25. The best part of the tournament was that everyone was able to contribute to the team with their own special skills.
Meghan MacFarlane – 37 kills, serving 37/42 with 11 ace serves and 110 digs.
Ally Weix – 35 kills, serving 44/49 with 10 ace serves and 105 digs
Courtney Peters – 37 kills, serving 55/51 with 17 ace serves, 88 digs
Kayla Schommer – 55/62 serves, with 15 ace serves, 146 assists of kills and 54 digs
Catherine Tucker – 38/40 serves and 97 digs
Kayla Boehm – 39 kills and 16 blocks
Kaytie Lighthizer - 7 kills, 5/5 serving, 5 blocks, 4 digs
Michaella Kunz - 1 kill, 3/3 serving, 2 digs
Hanna Karimi - 22/28 serving, 47 digs
Mikena Wantz - 3 digs
Allison Thill -2 assists and 2 kills
Row 1 (L to R): Courtney Peters, Ally Weix, Kayla Schommer, Hanna Karimi, Catherine Tucker
Row 2: (L to R): Kaytie Lighthizer, Mikena Wantz, Allison Thill, Kayla Boehm, Michealla Kunz,
October 18 - UW-Sheboygan
The UWM at Washington County Lady Wildcats Volleyball Team finished their regular season by defeating UW-Sheboygan in a non-conference match 25 - 17, 25 – 14, 25 – 21.
The team played extremely well throughout the entire match. Defensively we concentrated on being in the correct position and reading the opponent’s attack. We served well at 88% with 18 ace serves. The team focused on strong serves with varying intensity on the ball. Our quick offense really came together, Kayla Schommer has stepped up her game to make the correct plays on the court. This weekend is our Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Tournament in Wisconsin Dells, if the team continues to play has they have been the last 3 match we should do very well.
Meaghan MacFarlane – 11 kills, 25 digs, 4 blocks
Courtney Peters – 8 kills, led the team with 9 ace serves, 13 digs
Ally Weix – 8 kills, 2 ace serves, 11 digs
Catherine Tucker – 21 digs, 2 ace serves,
Kayla Schommer - 37 assists for kills, 2 ace serves
We have a 5 – 1 record for the Eastern Division, and 11- 2 overall.
October 11 - UW - Waukesha
The UWM at Washington County Lady Wildcats won their WCC Eastern Division conference match against UW-Waukesha 25 - 17, 25-14, 25-16. This win has guarantee us a share of the Eastern Divisional Title along with UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Marinette.
The team played intense and were focus during the entire match. We knew that the team needed to play their game with concentration and passion.
Meghan MacFarlane led the team with 15 kills out of 29 attempts, 28 digs and 6 blocks
Courtney Peters had 14 kills out of 23 attempts, 17 digs
Kayla Schommer had 41 assists for kills, 2 ace serves and 2 blocks
Catherine Tucker led the team with 33 digs and 4 ace serves
We are 5 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division and 10 - 2 overall.
Our last match of the season is on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. away at UW-Sheboygan.
October 9 - Maranatha Baptist University
The UWM at Washington County Lady Wildcats played a tough non-conference match against Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown. The Wildcats lost 25 – 20, 23 – 25, 23 – 25, 20 – 25.
Our goal for the night was to continue to served accurately and tough, ready in defense positions and run the fast offense consistently. As a team we served at 87%. This is an area that we have struggled with all season, but will continue to work hard to improve our consistence. We change our defense slightly, so the team at times struggled with positioning, but overall we were able to get more touches on the volleyballs. Kayla Schommer ran some really nice offensive sets during the match. Kayla was able to connect more with Kayla Boehm running difference offensive patterns. As a team we will continue to work on a general means of consistency and accuracy.
Courtney Peters – 14 Kills, 19 digs
Kayla Boehm – 14 Kills, 6 blocks
Megan MacFarlane – 9 Kills, 36 digs, 4 blocks
Kayla Schommer – 66 assists for Kills, 2 ace serves
Catherine Tucker – 39 Digs
We are currently 4 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division and 9 – 2 overall. Our next match in on Wednesday, October 11th at home against UW-Waukesha with a 5:00 p.m. start time.
October 6 - UW-Marinette
The UWM at Washington County volleyball team won a very touch WCC Eastern Division Match against UW-Marinette 18 – 25, 25 – 22, 25 – 21, 25-15. The team have been practicing this week on how to stop some of the UW-Marinette’s strong players. All their work paid off as we were able to win some very tough rallies. As a team we need to serve hard, consistent and zone placements to beat UW-Marinette. As a team serving was at 91%. We needed this win this match to keep us in the top of the division. The team played their hearts out and it showed on the court.
Ally Weix had 18 kills, 3 ace serves, 19 digs
Meghan MacFarlane had 14 Kills, 27 digs, 6 blocks
Courtney Peters had 14 kills, 16 digs
Kayla Boehm had 9 kills, 8 blocks
Kayla Schommer had 49 assists for kills, 5 ace serves
Catherine Tucker had 33 digs
We are 4 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Conference and 9 – 1 overall.
October 2 - UW-Manitowoc
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball team played a WCC Eastern Division match against UW-Manitowoc winning 25 - 19, 25 - 22, 25 - 5.
We started the match out strong with Ally Weix running 7 straight serves with two Ace serves. The Blue Devils fought back to close the gap before the Lady Wildcats put an end to their run. During the second set the team just had trouble making plays and lack of communication. The team did continue to fight through to win the set. The third set started with again Ally Weix running another seven straight serves with 4 ace serves before UW-Manitowoc took control of the ball. The team just came out with power and fire in the third set to hold the Blue Devils to only 5 points. The team served at 90%.
Ally Weix had 8 kills, 17 digs and 6 ace serves
Kayla Boehm had 8 kills, and 3 blocks
Courtney Peters had 7 kills, and 15 digs
Meghan MacFarlane had 5 kills, 7 ace serves, 28 digs
Kayla Schommer had 40 assists for kills and 8 ace serves
The Lady Wildcats are 3 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division and 8 - 1 overall.
Our next match in on Friday, October 6th at home against UW-Marinette with a start time of 7:00 p.m.
September 29 - UW-Rock
The Lady Wildcats win a non-conference game against UW-Rock 25 – 8, 25 – 10, 25 – 11
The team continues to focus on good strong serves, as a team we serve 94% (64 – 68) and set a team record of 29 ace serves. Everything was working when it came to serving. The players served hard and with accuracy. Ally Weix led the team with 13 ace serves a personal season high for Ally. The second focus was to run the offense with preciseness. Kayla Schommer continues to improve on her setting accuracy to keep the offense strong, Kayla finished with 32 assists for kills. This match was played with a relaxed feel which helped the team to slow down the game and execute each skill to its full potential
Courtney Peters had 9 kills, and 4 ace serves
Alley Weix had 7 kills, and 15 digs
Meghan MacFarlane had 5 kills and 8 digs
Catherine Tucker had 4 ace served and 13 digs
The team is 7 – 1 overall and 2 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division. Our next match in on Monday, October 2 against UW-Manitowoc at 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 25 - UW - Sheboygan
The UWM at Washington County Lady Wildcats won a tough match against UW-Sheboygan 26-16, 25-20, 28-30, 25-20
Both teams played an intense match was with hard hitting and great defense from both teams. Our goal was to slow the game down mentally and make each touch on the ball as simple as possible. Both Courtney Peters and Ally Weix makes some outstanding plays both offensively and defensively. Meghan MacFarlane and Kayla Boehm did an awesome job adjusting their hits to avoid the big blocks from the opponents middle blockers. Kayla Schommer’s setting is become more consistent to keep the offense as quick as possible. Catherine Tucker is now understanding how to play a read and go defense.
Courtney Peters had 14 kills, 33 digs and 5 ace serves
Ally Weix had 11 kills, 16 digs
Meghan MacFarlane had 10 kills, 25 digs
Kayla Schommer had 34 assists for kills with 11 ace serves
Kayla Boehm had a career high 9 block with 9 kills
Catherine Tucker 37 digs
We are 6 – 1 overall and 2 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference. Our next match in on Friday, September 23 at UE-Rock starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 - UW - Baraboo
The Lady Wildcats won a non-conference match on Saturday against UW-Baraboo 25 - 20, 25 - 18, 25 -21.
The team played very well with hitting the ball hard and Kayla Schommer continues to control the tempo of the game by running a fast offense. Unlike our last match we struggled as a team serving at only 88%. We did see a significant improvement in the defensive end however, with Catherine Tucker playing her best game as the liebero of the season.
Meghan MacFarlane led the team with 12 kills and 27 digs
Courtney Peters had 9 kills and 14 digs
Kayla Boehm had 6 kills and 2 blocks
Kayla Schommer had 22 assists for kills both Kayla and Ally Weix had 4 ace serves and Ally had 11 digs
The Lady Wildcats are 1 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference and 5 - 1 overall.
Our next match is on Monday, September 25th at home against UW-Sheboygan starting at 6:00 p.m
Sept. 20 - UW- Fox Valley
The UWM at Washington County won their second WCC Eastern Division Volleyball match against UW-Fox Valley 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.
The team really focused on strong serving missing 6 serves out of 68 attempts for a team serving average of 90%. The team complied 11 ace serves. Our offense flowed at a much better pace. The players had strong runs at the different rotations of plays.
Meghan MacFarlane had 9 kills
Courtney Peters had 6 kills, and 4 ace serves
Ally Weix had 6 kills and 3 ace serves
Kayla Schommer had 45 assists for kills and 5 ace serves.
We are 1 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference and 4 - 1 overall. Our next match in on Saturday, September 23 at noon against UW-Baraboo.
Sept. 16 - UW-Marathon
The Lady Wildcats won a non-conference game against UW-Marathon 25 – 7, 25 – 10, 25 – 15
The goal for this match was to serve with a purpose being consistent, defensive positioning and controlling the offense. The team served at 92%, with only 6 errors and 13 ace serves. Defensively we were better, but as a team we need to read the opponent quicker and move faster. The passing accuracy was better, we were able to run the quick offense and have multiple players involved in each play.
Courtney Peters led the team with 6 kills out of 13 attempts
Meghan MacFarlane had 4 kills out of 11 attempts, 4 ace serves
Kayla Schommer had 7 ace serves, 11 assists for kills
We are 3 – 1 overall and 0 – 1 in the Eastern Division. Our next match in away at UW-Fox Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 13 - UW-Fond du Lac
The Wildcat Volleyball team lost their first WCC Conference match to UW-Fond du Lace in a touch 5 set match 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 10-15.
As a team we struggles with serving. Missing serves especially at key times during the match. As a team we served at 84% 16 missed serves with 14 ace serves.
It is hard to keep the intensity high when our serving is inconsistent. When then team passes well we are able to run our fast offense effectively.
We has a lot of scramble plays where the team just plainly out hustled the opponent and won the point.
Kayla Boehm led the team with 13 kills and 3 blocks
Meghan MacFarlane had 10 kills and 33 digs
Courtney Peters had 9 kills, 6 ace serves and 22 digs
Kayla Schommer had 28 assists for kills and 3 ace serves.
Catherine Tucker led the team with 36 digs
Next match is Saturday, Sept. 16th at 12:30 p.m. home against UW-Marathon
Sept. 8 - UW-Fox Valley
The Wildcat Volleyball won their first match of the season by defeating UW-Fox Valley in a non conference match 25-12, 25-14, 21-25, 25-18.
For the first match of the season the team played very well. The team is deep with talent, we are working to finding the right combinations. We did struggle with consistent serving, as a team we served with 82% accuracy. To be competitive, we will need to serve at least 92% or better. As a team we did have 18 ace serves.
Meghan Macfarlane led the team with 13 kills out of 24 attempts, 3 ace serves and 4 digs. Meghan played both the outside and middle hitter positions tonight and did a great job. Kayla Boehm had 11 kills out of 16 attempts and 2 blocks.
Kayla Schommer had 23 assists for kills and 3 ace serves.
Catherine Tucker led the team with 12 digs, she also had 3 ace serves.
Ally Weix had 9 digs.
We are 1 - 0 overall.
Our next game is at home Monday at 5:00 against Silver Lake College.
2016 Volleyball Season
Row 1: Kira Johnson Marisa Moser
Row 2: Emma Malom, Atira Boyce, Jessyca Koch, Courtney Peters
Row 3: Amanda Ross, Kaytie Lighthizer, Savannah Jenz, Amber, Herbst, Michaela Millard
Row 4: Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Head Coach Debbie Butschlick,
Team Manager Quentin
Wisconsin Collegiate Conference
Kaytie Lighthizer, Savannah Jenz, Atira Boyce, Courtney Peters, Amanda Ross,
Amber Herbst, Michaela Millard, Marisa Moser, Kira Johnson, Emma Malom, Jessica Koch
Amber Herbst, Marisa Moser, Atira Boyce, Courtney Peters
The Wisconsin Collegiate Conference has just named their Volleyball All-Conference Team. UWM at Washington County took the top honors in all three possible categories…
Amber Herbst – Player of the Year. This is the second year that Amber has been selected for this honor. Her level of play, hard work, and determination during the season was outstanding. For the season Amber led the entire Conference with 170 kills out of 308 attempts with a kill rate of .425, had 60 ace serves out of 175 attempts with a serving accuracy of 91%, 68 digs, and 14 blocks.
Marisa Moser – Defensive Player of the Year. This is Marisa’s third year that she has been selected for this honor. Her ability to read the defense and outstanding hustle to get to every ball on the court just amazes the other teams. Marisa led the conference with 231 digs, 27 ace serves out of 127 attempts with 88% accuracy and 5 kills.
Atira Boyce – Setter of the Year. Atira has worked extremely hard over the past two years and is an honor that she well deserves. As the team leader on the court, she pushes her teammates to excel beyond their talents every time she is on the court. Atira led the conference with 265 assists for kills, 25 ace serves out of 140 attempts with a serving accuracy of 81%, 30 digs and 17 kills out of 37 attempts.
Courtney Peter - Second Team All-Conference. Courtney was ranked third overall in the conference. She is a true go getting wanting to get her hands on the ball every chance she has the opportunity. Courtney had 101 kills out of 225 attempts with a kill rate of .333, 22 ace serves out of 146 attempts for 82% serving accuracy, 113 digs, and 6 blocks.
We are so very proud to be able to have 4 players on the All-Conference team, based on that there are 7 teams in our Eastern Division Conference with only a total of 12 spots to be selected to the team. What an awesome way to end the season to have the coaches recognize these players for their outstanding talents.
WCC All-Tournament Team Honors
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball team played in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Volleyball Tournament at Just A Game in Wisconsin Dells. The team captured the Runner-Up trophy. We were honored to have Amber Herbst selected to the All-Tournament Team as this was no easy task. Each pool was allowed to have 3 players to represent the All-Tournament team. Being in a pool of seven teams makes it even harder for a player to be selected. Amber was ranked number one in our pool.
Amber Herbst had an outstanding volleyball tournament. Amber led the team with 64 kills out of 117 attempts, 35 digs and was 74 of 68 serving attempts for a 92% average with 21 ace serves.
It is really nice to see that the coaches recognized Amber’s hard work during the tournament and is an honor will deserve. This is the second year in a row that Amber was ranked number one on the All-Tournament Team.
Oct 15 - 16 - WCC State Tournament
The UWM at Washington County women’s volleyball team captured the Runner-Up trophy at the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Volleyball Tournament this past week.
We had a very tough pool of seven teams this past week. We played 4 matches in pool play on Saturday ending the day with a 7 – 1 record… winning the first 3 matches and splitting the last match of the day
UW-Richland 25-4, 25-10
UW-Sheboygan 25 – 8, 25 – 15
UW-Manitowoc 25 – 11, 25 – 20
UW-Baraboo 25 – 17, 21 – 25
On Sunday we had two more matches to end the entire pool play with an 11 – 1 record giving up the top seed going into the semi-finals
UW-Marinette 25 – 13, 25 – 20
UW-Waukesha 25-17, 25-20
The team saw UW-Marathon in the semi-final match, winning a very tough match in 3 sets 20-25, 25-15, 15 – 8.. With this win the team advance to the final match.
The team played very hard against UW-Baraboo for the championship. The team came up short losing 20 – 25, 26 – 28. We played UW-Baraboo pretty much point for point and we gave ourselves opportunities to win but we just ran out of firepower. We are so proud of the entire team for all the effort and determination that they put into the season.
We had struggled with serving all season, but for the tournament the team really pulled through and served at 96% for the tournament, missing only 29 serves out of 281 attempts in 17 games.
The cumulative results for the tournament are…
Amber Herbst led the team with 64 kills, 35 digs, and 21 ace serves
Courtney Peters had 31 kills, 41 digs, 6 ace serves
Michaela Millard had 27 kills, 33 digs, and 19 ace serves
Amanda Ross had 17 kills and 14 blocks
Savannah Jenz had 13 kills, 9 digs, 20 ace serves and 10 blocks
Marisa Moser led the team 160 digs
Atira Boyce had 124 assists for kills, 25 digs, and 6 ace serves
The UWM at Washington County Volleyball Team finished their regular season play with a win over UW-Sheboygan 25 - 20, 25-14, 25-12 in a non-conference match
This was a great way to finish out the regular season with each player being part of the match win. We were able to run our fast offense. We still need to work on our serving consistency. The team serving percentage was at 88%, we need to work up to at least 95%.
Courtney Peters led the way with 9 kills and 4 digs, Amanda Ross added 5 kills, Marisa Moser had 9 digs and 3 ace serves. Atira Boyce had 22 assists for kills and 2 ace serves. Micaela Millard had 4 kills, 4 digs, and 7 ace serves, Kira Johnson had 8 digs, Savannah Micaela Millard had 4 kills, 4 digs, and 7 ace serves, Kira Johnson had 8 digs, Savannah Jenz had 5 kills, Emma Malom had 4 digs and 1 ace serve, Amber Herbst had 4 kills and 6 digs, Jessyca Koch had 2 ace serves, 1 kills, and 1 digs. Kaytie Lighthizer had 4 digs and 1 ace serve.
The team finished the season 5 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division and 13 - 1 overall. This weekend the team will play for the WCC State championship in Wisconsin Dells.
The Lady Wildcats played their last WCC Eastern Division conference match over the weekend against UW-Marinette. The Wildcat won 25-17, 25-10, 25-11
The entire team helped to win this match from the starters to the players coming off of the bench. Amber Herbst led the way with 12 kills out of 15 swings, 5 ace serves out of 10 attempts, 3 blocks, and 5 digs, Courtney Peters added 10 kills, 3 ace serves, 4 digs. Marisa Moser led the team with 18 digs and 3 serving aces, Atira Boyce had 28 assists for kills.
The team played as one unit. It was wonderful to see all of them move in unison to each other. The two main skills we wanted to work on were serving accuracy and defense. As a team, we accomplished both serving at 96% only missing 3 serves out of 74 attempts and a team total of 45 digs. This was by far out best match of the season. It is nice to see all the hard work that these players put in to have such an awesome match.
We are currently 12 - 1 overall and 6 - 1 in the WCC Eastern Division conference.
The UWM at Washington Countyvolleyball team won an impressive match against UW-Manitowoc tonight with a 25-12, 25-18, 19-25, 25-20 Parent’s Night win.
It was just a wonderful night of team chemistry. Atira Boyce did a great job running the offense. We also connected on out of system attacks with Amber Herbst, Courtney Peters, and Michaela Millard.
Amber Herbst led the team with14 kills, 3 ace serves, and 14 digs, Courtney Peters had 10 kills, 1 ace serve and 18 digs Michaela Millard had 8 kills, 2 ace serves and 6 digs. Marisa Moser led the team with 25 digs, 3 ace serves. Atira Boyce had 33 assists for kills, 3 ace serves, and 4 kills.
As a team, we averaged 10.25 kills per set and served at 85%. We still need to work on better serving strategies to increase our serving accuracy.
The Lady Wildcats played well enough to win their 3rd WCC Eastern Division match against UW-Waukesha. 25-17, 25-20, 25-18
We had very poor serving with only 82% as a team, missing 14 serves, however, as a team, our hitting percent accuracy was at 30% which was very nice to see.
when we were serving well the team recorded 15 ace serves and connected on 30 kills.
Amber Herbst led the team with 12 kills, 5 ace serves, and 4 digs. Amanda Ross had 5 kills, 1 block, and 2 digs. Courtney Peters had 4 kills, 4 ace Serves, and 8 digs. Marisa Moser had 13 digs and Atira Boyce had 19 assists for kills, and 2 ace serves.
The team is working to find the chemistry that will push them over the top.
The team is 10-1 and 3-1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference.
The Lady Wildcats won their match against UW-Sheboygan 25-13, 25-14, 25-21.
Amber Herbst led the team with 9 kills on 17 attempts, served at 100% with 3 ace serves and 2 digs.
Courtney Peters, Savannah Jenz, and Michaela Millard each had 6 kills. Courtney also has 11 digs.
Atira Boyce has 27 assists for kills, and 5 ace serves.
Marisa Moser had 19 digs.
We are 9 – 1 overall and 2 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference.
The Lady Wildcats play in a triple duel this weekend against UW-Baraboo and MATC – Milwaukee.
The first match was against UW-Baraboo and with the Wildcats winning 25-18, 20-25, 25-14.
Amber Herbst led the team with 12 kills out of 22 attempts, 5 digs, serving at 88% with 4 ace serves.
Amanda Ross had 5 kills, and 1 block Courtney Peters and Michaela Millard each added 4 kills each. Courtney and Michaela each had 9 digs.
Marisa Moser had 17 kills.
Atira Boyce led the team with 25 assists for kills.
Our second match was against MATC – Milwaukee and we won 25-9, 15-25, 25-21.
Amber Herbst had 12 kills on 17 swings, serving at 88% with 3 ace serves, and 7 digs.
Courtney had 6 kills serving at 80% with 1 ace serves and 5 digs.
Marisa Moser and Michaela Millard each had 12 digs.
Atira Boyce had 26 assists for kills, and 2 ace serves.
The Wildcats are 9 – 1 overall and 1 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division Conference.
Wed. Sept. 21
The Lady Wildcats won their first WCC Eastern Division match tonight with a win over UW-Fox Valley 25 – 15, 25 – 16, 25 – 20
Amber Herbst led the team with 15 kills, serving at 90% with 7 ace serves, and 6 digs
Courtney Peters had 11 kills, served at 90% with 2 ace serves and 9 digs.
Marisa Moser led the team with 17 digs,
Michaela Millard had 26 assists for kills, served at 100% with 3 ace serves and 2 digs.
We are 6 – 1 overall and 1 – 1 in the WCC Eastern Division
Monday, Sept. 19
The UW-WC volleyball team played a triple duel tonight against UW-Richland and Silver Lake College.
The first match was against UW-Richland. The Wildcats won 25 – 6, 25 – 9, 25 – 12
Amber Herbst led the team with 11 kills out of 15 attempts, served at 95% with 21 serving attempts and 11 serving aces, 4 digs
Courtney Peters had 6 kills on 10 attempts, served at 80% with 3 ace serves, 4 digs
Marisa Moser had 5 digs, served at 100% with 3 ace serves
Michaela Millard had 23 assists, served at 95% and had 7 ace serves out of 19 attempts.
The second match against Silver Lake, the Wildcats again won 25 – 14, 25 – 13, 25 – 15
Amber Herbst again led the team with 12 kills out of 18 attempts, served at 100% with 13 attempts and 4 aces, 2 blocks and 4 digs,
Courtney Peters had 7 kills on 12 attempts with no hitting errors, served at 90% serving with 3 aces, 1 block and 5 digs
Marisa Moser led the team with 14 digs and served at 86% with 1 ace serve
Michaela Millard had 21 assists for kills, served 97% and had 11 aces out of 30 serves.
We are 0 – 1 WCC Eastern Division and 5 – 1 overall
Wed. Sept. 14
Tonight we played a very tough match against UW-Fond Du Lac in our first WCC Eastern division match.
We lost 20-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19, 10-15
Amber Herbst led the way with 21 kills and 4 digs, Savannah Jenz had 7 kills and 7 digs, Marisa Moser had 31 digs and 3 ace serves, Atira Boyce had 40 set assists.
We played a little timid the first set letting long runs of serves put us behind. In the second set, we just had too many unforced errors. During the third and fourth set, we started playing Wildcat volleyball. The final set we just played a little slow in recovering from their hits. When all was finished the team played really hard and never let their guard down.
2015 Volleyball Team
Row 1: Atira Boyce, Elizabeth Wilhelm
Row 2: Bryn Polster, Lizzy Geoffroy, Savannah Jenz, Amber Herbst
Row 3: Michaela Millard, Kylee Cronin
2014 Volleyball Team
Row 1: Adrienne Leemon, Shauna Poppe, Deanna Leppla
Row 2: Melanie Strand, Marisa Moser, Lindsay Griggs
Row 3: Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos, Whitney Bastian, Mikkin Abfall, Lizzy Geoffroy, Head Coach Debbie Butschlick
2014 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference
First Team All-Conference
Mikkin Abfall, Marisa Moser and Whitney Bastian
2014 WCC State Runner Up Champs
Row 1: Marisa Moser, Lizzy Geoffroy, Whitney Bastian, Lindsay Griggs
Row 2: Deanne Leppla, Melanie Strand, Shauna Poppe, Adrienne Leemon, Mikkin Abfall
Row 3: Asst. Coach Jason Stasinopoulos and Head Coach Debbie Butschlick
2013 All-Conference Team
Amanda Lehnerz, Brianna Rocheleau, Marisa Moser, Kaity Murphy
2012 All-Conference Team
Whitney Bastian, Cari Krell, Briana Rocheleau, Brittney Swartwout
Tom Brigham, UW-WC Dean Emeritus, awards the Scholar-Athlete of the Year to Stacy Chesak at the 2012 Athletic Banquet & Awards Ceremony