Iowa Rockets Volleyball 2013-2014


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Recent College Commitments
Megan Sharkey - '16 Rutgers Univ
Josie Herbst '16 - UNLV
Natalie Brimeyer '15 - Truman State U
Morgan Melchert '15 - MacKendree Univ
Jordan Runge '15 - Winona State U
Kayla Torson '15  - U of Nebraska Omaha
Molly Kelly '15 - Univ of Iowa
Madison Russel '15 - Univ of Missouri-STL
Amanda Sahm '15 - Gardne Webb
Riley Sents '15 - Univ of Missouri
Laynie Whitehead '15 - Northeasten Univ
Maria Brown '14 - Wartburg
Mollie Mason '14 -Central College
Hannah Matt '14 - Irvine Valley College
Vik Meade '14 - Minnesota State
Michaela Nelson '14 - Northern Colorado
Tori Owens '14 - Kentucky Wesleyan
Kameo Pope '14 - Indian Hills College
Casey Perez '14 - Hesston College
Sabrina Rodges '14 - Columbus State Univ
Kayla Ruff '14 - Western Illinois
Sydney Strawser '14 - Black Hawk College
Anna Willey '14 - Liberty University



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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

 
Weekend Results - March 22-23
Iowa Rockets teams traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the Mideast National Qualifier.  The teams did very well to finish in the gold bracket.  Iowa Rockets 15R captured 5th place in the 15 USA division with a record of 8-1.  On their way to the 5th place finish, 15R beat the #1 seed in a 3 game nail-biter.   Their only loss was to the #2 team.
Iowa Rockets 17R finished 5th place in the 17 Open division, losing to the eventual champion.  Closer to home, several team competed in Iowa Regional tournament.  Iowa Rockets 12 Gold finished 3rd place, Iowa Rockets 13 Silver finished 3rd place, Iowa Rockets 13 Gold finished 5th place, and Iowa Rockets 15 Gold captured 2nd place overall.

Weekend Results - March 15-16
Iowa Rockets teams were in full force this past weekend - from Chicago to Iowa to Denver.  Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 16R for capturing 3rd place overall at the Colorado Crossroads Qualifier in 16 USA division.  17 Black captured 54th of 104 teams.  At Mideast Qualifier in St Louis 13 Black captured 1st place in Bronze division.  15 Black placed 9th place overall in the Gold division.  In Chicago, 17R completed GL Power League 18s to capture 3rd place overall out of 148 teams.  Closer to home, several teams competed in Highway 1 Challenge.  12 Gold captured 1st place in 12s, 14R captured 1st place in 15s while 14 Black captured 3rd in 15s.

Mikaela Foecke - Iowa Gatorade Player of the year
Congratulation to Mikaela Foecke (Iowa Rockets 17R) Gatorade Player of the Year for 2013. View the press release. She  has been a standout player at the state, national, and international levels.  She is the Iowa High School player of the year for 2013 and is a junior at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Fort Madison. She was named MVP of USA Volleyball National tournament team. This past summer Mikaela played with Team USA Girls' Youth National Team.  They competed at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship in Nakhon Ratchisima, Thailand. Team USA had their highest international finish ever, capturing the Silver Medal. Mikaela Foecke was the second leading point scorer (kills, blocks, and aces) in the tournament.  Congratulation to Mikaela Foecke on an outstanding volleyball season.

Former Rockets in Elite Eight
Congratulation to former Iowa Rockets players and current teammates at Wingate University - Lexi Potter (West HS 2011), Shelly Stumpf (West HS 2012), and Abby Saehler (City HS 2013). They have had an outstanding season helping their #9 ranked Wingate Bulldogs reach the NCAA Div II Elite 8 tournament. Wingate brings their record of 32-2 to the national tournament.

High School Recognition and Awards
Congratulation to the many Iowa Rockets players for helping their teams
to an outstanding high school season.
Anna Willey - 5A State Tourney MVP
Michaela Foecke - 1A State Tourney MVP
Lauren Streets - MVC Mississippi Division Athlete of Year
Kayla Torson - MVC Valley Division Athlete of Year
See below for a more complete list - more accolades coming.

 
Congratulation to Bettendorf, Solon, Holy Trinity Catholic and the other teams for a great 2013 Iowa HS State Volleyball tournament.
 
Rockets Players in the News
Congratulations to Mikaela Foecke (16R) and Riley Sents (16R) for making the PrepVolleyball.com All American list. Mikaela Foecke (MB) was named to as a First Team All American and Riley Sents (Lib) was named to the Third Team. Congratulation to both for an outstanding season and wonderful recognition.
Futher congratulations to Mikaela Foecke for being selected to the U.S. Girls' Youth National team. This team of 12 elite athletes will represent the U.S. in the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 Championships to be held in Thailand starting July 25. Mikaela and her teammates were selected by invitation to try out for the team. After a series of three tryouts the team of 12 players was selected. See here for the full story. 

Iowa Rockets Teams at Nationals!
Congratulations to all the Iowa Rockets teams for outstanding performance at USAV National Championships in Dallas, TX!
12 Black - 18th (2nd in Bronze)
14 Black - 19th (Bronze bracket)
14 R - 11th (3rd in Silver)
15-1 - 18th (2nd in Bronze)
15 R - 9th (1st in Silver)
16 R - 16 Open division National Runner-up
17 R - 9th (1st in Bronze)
18 Black - 29th overall
18 R - National Champions

Congratulations to the Iowa Rockets players selected to the USA Volleyball Jr National Championships All-Tournament Teams -
Audrey Reeg - 18 USA
Alyssa Klostermann - 18 USA MVP
Michelle Lutz - 18 USA
Mikaela Foecke - 16 Open
Morgan Melchert - 16 Open
Riley Sents - 16 Open

 Iowa Rockets 18R - National Champions

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Congratulations to the 2013-14 Iowa Rockets players who competed for their 2013 high school varsity teams this past fall.
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PlayerHigh School

Grad
Year

Iowa Rockets
Team
Recognition
Alexa Aldrich-IngramIC City HS201715 RVarsity Lettered, 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Mallory Allen
CCA HS
2016
16 Gold
Varsity Lettered
Katherine BaerBettendorf HS201517 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 & 2013 5A State Champions
Megan Beckler
CCA HS
2016
16 Black
Varsity Lettered
Natalie BrimeyerCCA HS201517 RVarsity Lettered, (2x), 2012 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf
Maria BrownBeckman HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Jordan Carter
Sigourney HS
2015
18 Black
Varsity Lettered (3x), 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2012 1A All-District, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1A All-District, 2013 1A 3rd Team All-State
Kendra Cave
Solon HS
2017
15R
Varsity Lettered, 2013 4A State Runner-Up
Mackenzie ConlonIC Regina HS201616 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 2A State Qualifier
Hailey Daufeldt
West Liberty HS
2016
16-1
Varsity Lettered (2x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Gabrielle DelsingIC West HS201715BVarsity Lettered
Sam DuttonHighland HS201417 GoldVarsity Lettered (2x)
Mikaela FoeckeHoly Trinity HS2015 17 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2011 1A 1st Team All-State, 2011 1st Team All Conference, 2011 1A 2nd Team All-State, 2012 IGCA Elite All-State Team, 2012 1A 1st Team All-State, 2012 1st All-Conf, 2012 1A State Tournament, 2012 1A State All-Tournament Team, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-State, 2013 IGCA Elite All-State Team, 2013 1A State Runner-Up, Gatorade Player of the Year for Iowa 2013
McKenzie Fuller
CCA HS
2015
17Gold
Varsity Lettered (2x)
Emily HalversonIC West HS201715RVarsity Lettered
Maddy HawtreyMt Vernon HS201615 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 & 2013 3A State Qualifier
Shannon JamesIC City HS201715 RVarsity Lettered, 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Molly KellyWest Liberty HS2015 17 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2011 2A State Qualifier, 2012 3A State Qualifier, 2013 1st Team All-Conf
Abby KnoopWest Branch HS201715 RVarsity Lettered
Bailey LukavskyWest Branch HS201616 BlackVarsity Lettered, 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Mollie MasonIC West HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (3x) 2011 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2011 4A State Champions, 2012 5A 1st Team East All-District; 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All District, 2013 Honorable Mention All State
Hannah MattBettendorf HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 & 2013 5A State Champions
MacKenzie May
Dubuque Wahlert HS
2017
16R
Varsity Lettered, 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Abby McGowan
Linn-Mar HS
2015
18 Black
Varsity Lettered
Vikolia MeadeSolon HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 & 2013 4A State Runner-Up
Morgan MelchertMt Vernon HS201517 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 2nd Team All-State, 2012 1st Team All-Conf; 2012 1st Team All District, 2012 & 2013 3A State Qualifier, 2013 1st Team All-State, 2013 1st Team All-District, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 IGCA 3A 2nd Team All-State, 2013 Academic All-Conf
Ashley MillerMid Prairie HS201517 GoldVarsity Lettered (3x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Madi MillerIC West HS201418 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Melissa MillerWilliamsburg HS201517 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Laura MincksColumbus HS201616 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Rylee MitchellCR Kennedy201617 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x)
Mikaela MorganIC West HS201518 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Michaela NelsonIC City HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2010 All-Conf  Hon Mention, 2011 4A State Runner Up, 2011 4A State All-Tourney Team, 2011 IGHSAU Elite All-State Team, 2011 4A 1st Team All-State, 2012 5A 1st Team All-State, 2012 5A State All-Tourney Team, 2012 5A State Runner Up, 2012 1st Team All-Conf
Erin NeuwohnerCR Xavier201418 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 4A State Tournament
Tori OwensIC Regina HS201318 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2010 All-Conf, 2011 2nd Team All-Conf, 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2012 1st Team South East All-District, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All District, 2013 State Qualifier, 2013 3rd Team All-State
Sarah PlockIC City HS201517 BlackVarsity Lettered
Kameo PopeBelle Plaine HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2010 1st Team All-Conf, 2011 1A 1st Team All-District South East, 2011 1st Team All-Conf, 2012 1A Honorable Mention All-State, 2012 1A 1st Team All-District South Central, 2012 1st Team All-Conf
Haley PoulaWest Branch HS201616 RVaristy Lettered (2x), 2012 2A State Qualifier, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 SE All District
Rylee PriceIC City HS201517 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 5A State Qualifier
Ashley PrushaCCA HS201616RVarsity Lettered, 2013 Honorable Mention All-Conf
Sabrina RodgersIC City HS2014178RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 5A State Runner Up
Kayla RuffPleasant Valley HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2011 All-Conf Honorable Mention, 2011 All-Metro Honorable Mention, 2012 All-Conf Honorable Mention, 2012 All-Metro Honorable Mention
Jordan RungeSolon HS201517 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2011 2nd Team All-Conf, 2012 2nd Team All-Conf, 2012 4A State Tournament, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All District, 2013 1st Team All-State, 2013 2nd Team All-State Coaches Association 
Madison RussellWest Branch HS201517 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2nd Team All District, 2012 2A State Tournament, 2013 1st Team All-Conf, 2013 2A SE All-District, 2013 2A All-State Honorable Mention
Amanda SahmMarion HS201517 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2012 Honorable Mention All-State Team, 2012 1st Team All-Conf, 2012 2A All District
Corrine Schwarting
CCA HS
2016
16 Black
Varsity Lettered
Riley SentsGrundy Center HS2015 17 R Varsity Lettered (3x), 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
Megan SharkeyBettendorf HS201616 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 & 2013 5A State Champions
Ashley SmithTipton HS201616 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x)
Lauren StreetsDub Hempstead HS201417 BlackVarsity Lettered (2x)
Morgan SwangerMarion HS201716-1Varsity Lettered
Ali TauchenIC West HS201715RVarsity Lettered
Kayla TorsonCR Xavier HS2015167RVarsity Lettered (3x), 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 HS201616 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 2nd Team All-Conf; 2013 1st Team All-Conf
Alyssa WeldonCCA HS201616 RVarsity Lettered (2x), 2012 Honorable Mention All-Conf, 2013 2nd Team All-Conf
Molly WetjenWilliamsburg HS201715RVarsity Lettered
Laynie WhiteheadIC West HS201517 RVarsity Lettered (3x), 2011 4A State Champions, 2012 2nd Team All-Conf, 2013 1st Team All-Conf
Anna WilleyBettendorf HS201418 RVarsity Lettered (4x), 2012 5A State Champions, 2012 5A Honorable Mention All-State Team, 2012 5A State All-Tournament Team
Jamie YoungIC City HS201517 BlackVarsity Lettered
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