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Recent College Commitments

Megan Sharkey - '16 Rutgers Univ
Josie Herbst '16 - UNLV
Addy Bailey - '15 Taylor Univ
Natalie Brimeyer '15 - Truman State U
Kayla Torson '15  - U of Nebraska Omaha
Madison Russel '15 - Univ of Missouri-STL
Riley Sents '15 - Univ of Missouri
Laynie Whitehead '15 - Northeasten Univ

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Apple Pie Time! 

Iowa Rockets is AGAIN making WONDERFUL fresh apple pies.  Just in time for Thanksgiving or your holiday party.  Call 319-337-3613 if you would like to order a pie or make arrangements to pick one up.  We are making apple pies on Sunday Nov 23,  Saturday Dec 6, and Sunday Dec 14.  


Q & A with Alyssa Klostermann
Go behind the scenes with University of Iowa player and former Rockets standout, Alyssa Klostermann.  Hear what she has to says about being your BEST!

Fall 2014 Volleyball Clinics
Registration for the Fall 2014 volleyball clinics is now open. We have staggered the starting dates for clinics at each age level to better align with when their Jr HS or HS season is over.  Registration for grades 5th - 8th are now open. High school registration is NOW OPEN.

Josie Herbst (16R) National Champion !
Congratulations to Josie Herbst on winning the 2014 AAU Junior National Beach Volleyball Championship earlier this summer at Hermosa Beach, California.  Josie & her partner, Brooke Burling from Naperville, IL, were the underdogs the entire tournament and ended with a perfect match record.  Herbst/Burling defeated an outstanding duo Joy Dennis (Cyprus, CA) and  Haley Hallgren (South Lake, TX) in the championship.  Dennis/Hallgren went on the following week to capture runner-up at the U17 FIVB World Championships in Acapulco, Mexico. Josie & Brooke are the first girls from outside of California to ever win an AAU National Title in Beach Volleyball. Great Job, Josie!  View QC Times  View
AAU Beach Volleyball National Champions!
Brooke Burling (left) & Josie Herbst (right)


Rockets Nationals News !
Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 14R team who finished 2nd overall at USA Volleyball Championships this summer. 14R won 10 consecutive matches to advance to the 14 Patriot Gold medal match against Alamo 14 Elite (San Antonio, TX). In pool play, 14R defeated LAVA 14-1, SVVC 14, and Mavericks 900 14s (Southern California region), Chaska 14-1 and Northern Lights 14-W (North Country region), Borinquen Coqui 14s (Puerto Rico), KJ 14s (Puget Sound region), Willowbrook 14 Red (Lone Star region), and Mililani 14s (Aloha region). Seeded 11th going into the tournament, Iowa Rockets 14R chipped away at the competition defeating 4 higher ranked teams in pool play and gold bracket play. Iowa Rockets team members are: Madi Ford, Colby Greene, Grace Keith, Sheyanne Koethe, Keimoney Lang, Brianna Morales, Grace Pettinger, Aubrey Putman, Caitlyn Smith, and Autumn Wedemeier; coaches are Lauren Hansen and Erin Muir.
14R National Runner-up


Rockets Players First at Iowa Regional Beach Tourney

Sommer Daniel and Taylor Smith, Iowa Rockets 12 Black, captured first place at the Iowa Region's annual Regional Beach Tournament.  "It is great to see the girls get outside and be successful on the sand.  Not only is it fun, but the experience will help Sommer and Taylor and their teammates at the Girls Junior National Championship (indoors) this coming week."  Congratulations Sommer and Taylor!

Iowa Rockets qualify in USAV Open

Iowa Rockets has qualified two teams in the Open division for the Girls Junior National Championship tournament which will be held this summer. Iowa Rockets 17R finished fifth at Show Me National Qualifier in Kansas City. While 15R finished fourth at Northern Lights National Qualifier in Minneapolis. 17R and 15R will be joined by five other Iowa Rockets teams 12 Black, 13 Black, 15 Black, 16R and 18R who recently qualified at the Iowa Regional tournament. The GJNC brings the best teams in the nation to compete in Minneapolis,MN this June. Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 18R for finishing fourth place in 18 Open and to 16R for finishing second place at Show Me National Qualifier.

 Open division
Iowa Rockets 17R and 15R

National division
Iowa Rockets 18R,16R, 13 Black and 12 Black

American division
Iowa Rockets 15 Black


Patriot division
Iowa Rockets 14R and 16-1

12 Black Region Champions

17R Region Champions

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Congratulations to the 2014-15 Iowa Rockets players who competed for their 2014 high school varsity teams this past fall.
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PlayerHigh School

Grad
Year

Iowa Rockets
Team
Recognition
Alexa Aldrich-IngramIC City HS201716 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 Conf MVP, 2014 5A State Qualifier
Mallory Allen
CCA HS
2016
17 Gold
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2014 4A State Qualifier
Megan Beckler
CCA HS
2016
18 Black
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2014 4A State Qualifier
Natalie BrimeyerCCA HS201518 RVarsity Lettered, (3x), 2012 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 4A State Qualifier
Kendra Cave
IC City HS
2017
16R
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2013 WaMaC Honorable Mention, 2013 4A State Runner-Up, 2014 MVC 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 5A State Qualifier
Mackenzie ConlonIC Regina HS201618 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 2A State Qualifier, 2014
Hailey Daufeldt
West Liberty HS
2016
17 Black
Varsity Lettered (3x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A State Qualifier
Sam DuttonHighland HS201518 Black
Varsity Lettered (3x)
McKenzie Fuller
CCA HS
2015

Varsity Lettered (3x), 2014 4A State Qualifier
Emily HalversonIC West HS201716RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2014 5A State Qualifier
Shannon JamesIC City HS201716 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 5A State Qualifier
Abby KnoopWest Branch HS201716 Black
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2014 3A State Qualifier, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A Stae Qualifier
Bailey LukavskyWest Branch HS201617 BlackVarsity Lettered (3x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A State Qualifier
Trystin Luneckas
West Branch HS
2016
18R
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A State Qualife
Emilee McGowan
Linn-Mar H
2017
16R
Varsity Lettered, 2014 2nd Team All-Conf
Ashley MillerMid Prairie HS201518 Black
Varsity Lettered (4x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Madi MillerIC West HS201418 Black
Varsity Lettered (3x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 2nd Team Elite All-State, 2014 5A State Qualifier
Melissa MillerWilliamsburg HS201518 BlackVarsity Lettered (3x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 2nd Team All-Conf
Rylee MitchellCR Kennedy201618 R
Varsity Lettered (3x)
Jenna Mott
IC West HS
2016
18 Black
Varsity Lettered
Marisa Pope
Belle Plaine HS
2016
18 Black
Varsity Lettered (2x)
Haley PoulaWest Branch HS201617 RVaristy Lettered (3x), 2012 2A State Qualifier, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 SE All District, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A State Qualifier
Ashley PrushaCCA HS201617 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2014 2nd Team All-Conf, 2014 4A State Qualifier
Madison RussellWest Branch HS201518 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2nd Team All District, 2012 2A State Tournament, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 2A SE All-District, 2013 2A All-State Honorable Mention, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 3A State Qualifier
Corrine Schwarting
CCA HS
2016

Varsity Lettered (2x)
Riley SentsGrundy Center HS2015 18 R Varsity Lettered (4x), 2011 2A Honorable Mention All-State, 2011 2nd Team All-Conf,  2012 2nd Team All-State, 2012 1A State Runner Up, 2012 1A 1st Team All-District, 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-District, 2013 Player of the Year NICL West Conference, 2013 2nd Team 2A All-State, 2013 2A State Qualifier, 2014 2A State Qualifier
Megan SharkeyBettendorf HS201617 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 & 2013 5A State Champions, 2014 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 5A State Runner-Up, 2014 5A All-State Team
Isabella Solis
Davenport Central
2016
18 Black
Varsity Lettered
Morgan SwangerMarion HS2017
Varsity Lettered (2x)
Ali TauchenIC West HS201716 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2014 5A State Qualifier





Kayla TorsonCR Xavier HS201518 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2012 2nd Team All-State, 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2012 1st Team All District, 2012 MVC Conference Player of the Year, 2012 4A State Tournament, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All District, 2013 MVC Conference Player of the Year, 2013 4A 2nd Team All-State,
Marissa WardIowa Valley HS201617 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 2nd Team All-Conf; 2013 1st Team All-Conf
Alyssa WeldonCCA HS201617 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2013 2nd Team All-Conf, 2014 4A State Qualifier
Molly WetjenWilliamsburg HS201716 RVarsity Lettered (2x)
Laynie WhiteheadIC West HS201518 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2011 4A State Champions, 2012 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2014 5A State Qualifier
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