2015 Volleyball Season
WCC All-Conference Team
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
WCC All Tournament Team
Oct. 17 & 18 WCC State Volleyball Tournament - 3rd Place
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.
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.
Tom Brigham, UW-WC Dean Emeritus, awards the Scholar Athlete of the Year to Stacy Chesak at the 2012 Athletic Banquet & Awards Ceremony.