Women's Volleyball

2016 Volleyball Season

Photo of the 2016 women's volleyball team at UW-Washington County

Sept. 24-25

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. 21st

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. 19th

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. 14th 

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 Season

WCC All-Conference Team

 This year’s volleyball team ended their season with an overall record of 8 and 8 with a Eastern Division record of 4 – 2.  The season complete with a second place finish in the Eastern Division and a third place finish in the WCC State Volleyball tournament.  This year’s team was able to place 3 players on the WCC Eastern Division All-Conference Team.
 Michaela Millard was selected to the 1st Team All-Conference.  As an outside hitter, she was second on the team with 141 kills out of 404 attempts., served with 90% accuracy, second on the team with 39 ace serves, had 156 digs, and 6 blocks. Michaela is a freshman from Living Word High School.

 Amber Herbst was selected to the 1st team All-Conference and was also named PLAYER OF THE YEAR.  As an outside hitter, Amber led the team in all but one category.  She had 235 kills out of 461 attempts, served with 87% accuracy with 54 ace serves, had 167 digs, and 21 blocks.  Amber is a freshman from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

 Lizzy Geoffroy was selected to the 2nd team All-Conference.  As a middle hitter, Lizzy had 64 Kills out of 207 attempts, led the team with 92% serving accuracy, 29 ace serves, had 188 digs, and 9 blocks.  Lizzy is a third year player from Hartford Union High School.
Each school is allow only 4 players selected to the All-Conference Team.  To have even one player selected to the All-conference team is an honor, but to have three players is just awesome.  The added excitement was to have Amber selected as Player of the Year.  Each one of these players is well deserving of this honor.  There hard work during the season not only paid off for the team but for their individual accomplishments.

 WCC All Tournament Team

Amber Herbst, a freshman at UW-Washington County was recently named to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference –All Tournament Team. A graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Amber recently led UW-WC’s volleyball team with 49 kills out of 85 attempts, hitting accuracy of 43%, serving at 90% with 10 ace serves out of a total of 47 serving attempts and 26 digs. Amber was ranked #1 in the American pool, competing against five other campuses for the three top positions on the WCC team.  According to her coach, Debbie Butschlick, “In tournament play, there is always a player that you hate to compete against because of their talent. Amber was the player that the other teams hated to play against.”

volleyball team 2015











Oct. 17 & 18  WCC State Volleyball Tournament - 3rd Place

The UW-Washington County volleyball finished their season competing in the Wisconsin Collegiate State Conference tournament at Just A Game in Wisconsin Dells this past weekend. 

The team ended their pool play in second place with a 7 – 3 record advancing them to the semi-final match against UW-Waukesha.  We played a very hard and intense match against a very strong UW-Waukesha team.  We lost 23 – 25, 21 – 25.  The team played extremely well the entire tournament.  The volleyball team finished the tournament in 3rd place out of 12 teams.  I am very proud at how far this team has come this year.  Their work ethic during practice really paid off during the tournament.

 Amber Herbst led the team with 49 kills hitting at 43%, served at 90% with 10 ace serves, 26 digs. Michaela Millard had 28 kills, 93% serving with 6 ace serves, 33 digs. Lizzy Geoffroy had 10 kills, 97% serving with 3 ace serves, led the team with 38 digs. Savannah Jenz had 8 kills, served at 94% with 3 ace serves, 36 digs and 3 solo blocks

Oct. 14 vs UW-Sheboygan

 The UW-Washington County Volleyball team won their last match of the season.  We played UW-Sheboygan at Sheboygan.  The scores were 25 - 13, 25 - 11, 25 - 21.  The team worked hard on their offensive sets.  This was our goal for the match, converting on our fast offensive. The first two sets the team passed very well to make the plays work.  The third set we started to play a little more sloppy.  Michaela Millard led the team with 8 kills, 8 digs, and 3 ace serves.  Amber Herbst had 7 kills, 9 digs and a team high 7 ace serves Savannah. Jenz had 5 kills and 8 digs.  

Overall record 8 - 8   Eastern Division record 4 - 2


Oct. 10 vs UW-Marinette

This was by far the most intense match that we have played all season long.  The rallies were long and hard hitting.  We started a new defensive scheme and it work very well for the team.. We are able to pick up more hard hit shots, and yet read the easy ones.  Amber Herbst led the team with 11 kills, 5 ace serves and 13 digs.  Savannah Jenz had 9 kills and 10 digs. Michaela Millard had 7 kills and 16 digs. We finished the division 4 - 2 and currently in second place


Oct. 7 vs Silver Lake

We played a non-conference match tonight against Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.  We won 25 - 17 , 25 - 18 , 13 - 25, 25 – 20.  The team was just a half step short tonight.  They fought hard and played intense, but offensively we were just a half step short.  The team also struggled with serving, the team missed 18 serves in the four sets and serving only at 84%.  We are really going to have to pick up are playing for Saturday against UW-Marinette.  With a win against UW-Marinette we have a chance to place second in the Eastern Division and receive a second seed in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State tournament next weekend.  Amber Herbst led the team with 16 kills and only 2 error for the entire match. Hitting at 51%, 10 digs and 2 ace serves.  Michaela Millard had 7 kills, 12 digs and 6 ace serves with a 92% serving accuracy for the match.

Oct. 5 vs UW-Manitowoc

We played a WCC Eastern Division match at UW-Manitowoc tonight.  We won 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 

This was a great defensive and hustle match for us.  The team had studied film last week and it really paid off.  The players could see where they needed to go and they made those adjustments tonight.  We were able to come up with some really big plays when the opponent thought the ball was dead.  This was also the highest team serving average of the season with 92% accuracy. Amber Herbst and Michaela Millard led the team with 13 kills each.  Both Amber and Michaela really picked up their games.  Amber had 20 digs and Michaela had 14.  Savannah Jenz had 6 kills and 6 digs.   We are currently 3 – 2 in the Eastern Division and 5 – 8 overall. 

Sept. 28 vs UW-Sheboygan

We played against UW-Sheboygan tonight and won 25 – 12, 25 – 13, 25 – 19.  We put in a different defense tonight and it seem to helped.  We are trying to cover more of the court with less open spaces for a kill.  Amber Herbst led the team with 18 kills and 10 digs, she also had 6 ace serves.  Savannah Jenz had 10 kills, 3 ace serves and 8 digs.  We are currently 2 – 1 in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and 4 – 6 overall.

Sept. 26 vs UW-Baraboo

We had a great match against UW-Baraboo.  We lost in 4, but played a better match.  Lizzy Geoffroy did not play due to a slight sprained ankle.  We are saving her for Monday's conference match against UW-Sheboygan.  Michaela Millard saw limited playing because of a pulled muscle in her thigh. 

Kylee Cronin did a nice job stepping in for Lizzy in the middle position.  Amber Herbst led the team with 22 kills, 10 digs and 2 ace serves.  Savannah Jenz had 8 kills and 9 digs.  Bryn Polster led the team with 16 digs, Atira Boyce had 38 assists and 11 digs

UWWC    17      25       22       24

UW Baraboo  25      21      25       26


Sept. 23 vs UW-Fox Valley Valley

The Wildcats drop a hard played match to UW-Fox Valley 20-25, 15 - 25, 16 - 25.  The team just was unable to find their groove. 

The team was led by Amber Herbst with 10 kills and 5 digs.  Michaela Millard and Savannah Jenz each had 5 kills, Savannah led the team with 11 digs.  Lizzy Geoffroy went out in the first set with a slight ankle injury.  She should be able to return for their next conference match on Monday, Sept. 28th.

Sept. 21 vs Western Technical College

Western Technical College came out strong against a slightly tried Wildcat team.  UW-Washington County lost 19 - 25, 21 - 25.

Amber Herbst again led the team with 11 kills.  Michaela Millard had 4 kills.  Lizzy Geoffroy and Savannah Lenz led the team with 8 digs each

Sept. 21 vs UW-Richland

The long bus ride did not stop the UW-Washington County Wildcat from playing their hearts out in their first match of a triangular evening.  The Wildcats won 26 - 28, 25 - 13, 25 - 13. 

Amber Herbst led the team with 9 kills and 7 digs. Lizzy Geoffroy had 7 kills and 6 digs.  Michaela Millard and Savannah Jenz had 6 kills each.  Savannah led the team with 11 digs and 5 ace serves.

Sept. 19 vs UW-Marathon

After playing a tough match against Finlandia University, the Wildcat fought hard but lost in 3 sets 19 - 25, 15 - 25, 16 - 25

Michaela Millard led the team with 5 kills, Amber Herbst, Lizzy Geoffroy and Bryn Polster had 3 kills each.  Amber also led the team with 7 digs and 7 ace serves.

Sept. 19 vs Finlandia University

The volleyball team played a very tough match against Finlandia University.  The Wildcat lost in a 5 setter 23 - 25, 25 - 20, 25 - 20, 22 - 20, 16 - 18

Amber herbst had 22 kills, and 18 digs, Michaela Millard had 18 kills and 11 digs, Lizzy Geoffroy had 11 kills and 20 digs, Savannah Jenz had 8 kills and 10 digs. 

 Sept. 16 vs UW- Fond du Lac

The volleyball team won their first Eastern Wisconsin collegiate conference match beating UW-Fond du Lac 25 - 8, 25 -17, 25-18.  Amber Herbst and Michaela Millard led the team with 11 kills each.  The team had 15 ace serves, with Lizzy Geoffroy leading with 4 ace serves and 12 digs.  The team unity finally kicked in.  The team really started to play on the court.  The next match is on Saturday, September 19th at 12:00 p.m. against Finlandia.    Conference record is 1 - 0,  overall record 1 - 2

 Sept. 14 vs UW-Rock

We played at UW-Rock today and won 25 – 14, 25 – 18, 25 – 10.  Offensively the team played with a  lot more intensity.  We still struggled on service receive.  Michaela Millard led the team with 12 kills, 4 ace serves, and 7 digs.  Amber Herbst had 11 kills, 7 ace serves, and 10 digs. Savannah Jenz had 5 kills, 2 ace serves and 3 digs.

We play on Wednesday, September 16th at UW-Fond du Lac.  This is our first WCC Conference match.  We are currently 1 – 2

Sept. 11 vs UW- Fox Valley

We played in our second match of the season against UW-Fox Valley Valley.  The team lost a real nail bitter. 22-25,12-25,25-13,25-22,12-15.  The team is starting to improve on a lot of basic offensive and defensive formations.  We are starting to become more consistent as a team.  We still had a few time when we could not covert on our plays.  But this match was defiantly a better match.

 Amber Herbst had 25 kills out of 51 attempts, and 10 digs, Michaela Millard had 10 kills out of 25 attempts, 13 digs and Lizzy Geoffroy led the team with 25 digs

 Our next match is on Monday, September 14th against UW-Rock.

 We are currently 0 -2 for the season.

Sept. 9 vs UW-Waukesha

Well it is the start of a new volleyball season.  Here are the results of our first non-conference volleyball match

 UWWC                                 23           25           17           18

UW-Waukesha                 25           17           25           25

 Amber Herbst from Kettle Moraine Lutheran led the team with 13 kills out of 25 attempts, and 4 ace serves. Michaela Millard from Living Word had 9 kills out of 21 attempts. Atira Boyce from Living Word had 27 assists for kills and Lizzy Geoffroy from Hartford had 9 digs

We are a very young team with a ton of chance for growth and who played hard.  The team really need to work on their service receive.  We have talented hitters and a good setter in Atira, but passing will need some work.  We play again at home on Friday at 5:00 p.m. against UW- Fox Valley.




scholar athlete award winner with emeritus dean

Tom Brigham, UW-WC Dean Emeritus, awards the Scholar Athlete of the Year to Stacy Chesak at the 2012 Athletic Banquet & Awards Ceremony.