2015 Varsity Roster

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The 2015 Olympia Bears Varsity Volleyball team features five new team members and six returning letter-winners. This squad’s passion for the game and outstanding chemistry will make them fun to watch.

With a season record of 18 wins and 12 losses, the Bears finished their 2015 season tied for seventh place at the District tournament. Six teams moved on to the State tournament.

Julia Fleener and Lauren Wilson were selected for the Narrow’s League All Opponent First Team. Lydia Soto was selected for Second Team and Maddie Reeves received Honorable Mention. Julie Fleener and Lauren Wilson were also named for Olympian All-Area Team.

The theme for the 2015 volleyball season: B.E.A.R.S. – Bold • Excel• Accountability • Resilient • Synergy …and a little bit more.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Rachel Ballew 1 11 OH/OPP 5′ 8″
McKenna Neal (Captain) 2 12 DS/L 5′ 5″
Molly Armstrong 3 9 L/DS 5′ 6.5″
Kaitlyn Sherman 4 11 OH/OPP 5′ 7″
Kiley Schwartz 5 12 MB/OH 5′ 7″
Lydia Soto 6 12 OH/MB 5′ 7″
Kimberly Prachyl 7 11 DS/S 5′ 4″
Julia Fleener (Captain) 8 12 S 5′ 7″
Maddie Reeves 9 12 OPP 6′ 0″
Lauren Wilson (Captain) 10 11 OH 5′ 11″
Camryn Wilson 11 9 OH/DS 5′ 7″
Arianna Hartsock 14 11  MB 5′ 11″
Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistants: Lauren Herseth, Tiana McIntosh, Christie Murphy, Rachel Bolt
Managers: Tarynn Pierson, Sydnee Hetrick

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Photo taken during the team retreat at Camp Cispus.

2015 JV Roster

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Announcing the Olympia High School 2015 Junior Varsity volleyball team! The participants of the OHS Volleyball program endeavor to be outstanding representatives of their five Core Covenants: Boldness, Excellence, Accountability, Resiliency and Synergy. Please support them on, and off, the court as they live out their commitment to these values.

The Olympia High School JV Team’s overall record for the 2015 season was 6 Wins and 8 Losses. Their Narrows League record was 6 Wins and 6 Losses. They had 4 wins and 2 losses in the JV Jamboree and took 3rd place in the Black Hills JV Tournament.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Paige Adderley  1  9 S/DS  5′ 4″
Danica Kopp 2 10 DS 5′ 1″
Claire Canaan 3 10 RS/M 5′ 10.5″
Kate Havens 4 10 S 5′ 7″
Elise Matheson 7 9 RS 5′ 9″
Miranda Neal 8 10  OH/DS  5′ 6″
Aida Drutz 9 9 OH/RS 5′ 7″
Amanda Willms (Captain) 10 11 OH/RS  5′ 7″
Mariah Deck 11 10 M/OH 5′ 8.5″
Beatrice Asomaning 12 9 RS/M 5′ 8″
Emily Church 13 9 M 5″ 11.5″
Grace Grimsted (Captain) 15 10 RS/OH 6′ 2″
Kai Terry 17 10 OH 5′ 7″
Coach: Katie Turcotte
Managers: Tarynn Pierson, Sydnee Hetrick

2015 C Team Roster

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Presenting Olympia High School Volleyball’s 2015 C Team! Practices will focus on fundamentals, putting systems in place, improving weaknesses and establishing roles. The participants of the OHS Volleyball program endeavor to be outstanding representatives of their five Core Covenants: Boldness, Excellence, Accountability, Resiliency and Synergy. Please support them on, and off, the court as they live out their commitment to these values.

Olympia High School C Team’s overall record for the 2015 season was 10 Wins and 4 Losses. Their Narrows League record was 9 Wins and 3 Losses. They had 5 wins and 1 loss in the C Team Jamboree and took 5th place in the Tumwater C Team Tournament.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Ana Apostol-Maughan  1 9  OH/S  5′ 8″
Jessica Birbari  2 9  MH  5′ 4″
Abby Jonson  3 9 MH  5′ 6″
Mariah Parson (C)  5 10 DS/L 5′ 2.5″
Jordan Newbill (C) 8 10 MH/DS 5′ 5″
Michael Liska (C) 10 9 OH/S 5′ 3″
Lilei Gunther 12 9 MH/DS 5′ 5″
Jessica Jewell 14 9 S/OH 5′ 4″
Justina Dizon 16 9 MH 5′ 4.5″
Coach: Christi Ray
Managers: Tarynn Pierson, Sydnee Hetrick

C-Team_Cispus_BannerPhoto taken during the team retreat at Camp Cispus.

2014 Varsity Roster

2014 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe 2014 Bears Varsity Volleyball team finished tied for 9th place at the 4A State Tournament. In the 2014 season, they served aces at a 2.69 average per set, a team best since 2009. And defensively, totaled 1333 digs, a team best since 2011.

Three OHS players made the All 4A Narrows League Teams. Hannah Adams-First Team, Jona Spiller-Second Team and Julia Fleener-Honorable Mention. View full list in The Olympian article.

Two individual volleyball records were broken this season! On September 25th, in the dramatic 5 set victory against Gig Harbor, Jona Spiller broke the single match school record for digs, eclipsing Annie Sing’s mark of 39, with 46!! And, on November 1st, in another dramatic come-from-behind win, this time over Timberline at the Narrows Tournament, Hannah Adams broke the single match school record for kills, beating Christie Colasurdo’s total of 26, by one, with a 27!! CONGRATULATIONS to Jona and Hannah!

The theme for the 2014 volleyball season: One Common T.R.A.I.T. – Tradition • Respect • Accountability • Integrity • Togetherness …and a little bit more.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
McKenna Neal 2 11 DS 5′ 5″
Nikki Bennington 3 12 MB 5′ 9″
Regina Ballew 4 12 OPP/DS 5′ 6″
Kiley Schwartz 5 11 OPP/MB 5′ 7″
Lydia Soto 6 11 MB 5′ 7″
Jona Spiller (Captain) 7 12 L 5′ 8″
Julia Fleener (Captain) 8 11 S 5′ 7″
Maddy Reeves 9 11 OPP 6′ 0″
Lauren Wilson 10 10 OH 5′ 11″
Kassidy Tromboni 11 11 DS/S 5′ 4″
Kaylee Denithorne 13 12 DS 5′ 3″
Hannah Adams (Captain) 15 12 OH 6′ 2″
 Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistants: Cassandra Naulty & Cristy Murphy
Managers: Tarynn Pierson & Sydnee Hetrick
Photos by John O’Leary

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2014 JV Roster

2014 JV - OHS VolleyballThe theme for the 2014 volleyball season: One Common T.R.A.I.T. – Tradition • Respect • Accountability • Integrity • Togetherness …and a little bit more.

The 2014 Bears JV Volleyball team finished the season with six wins and eight losses.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Amanda Willms 1 10 OH 5′ 7″
Danica Kopp 2 9 DS 5′ 1″
Karina Pannkuk 3 10 RS/DS 5′ 3″
Kim Prachyl 4 10 DS/S 5′ 4″
Rachel Ballew 5 10 OH/MB 5′ 8″
Arianna Hartsock 6 10 MB 5′ 11″
India Brine 7 10 RS/MB 5′ 9″
Hanna Ack 8 10 DS/S 5′ 5″
Glynne Saelid (Captain) 9 10 DS 5′ 2″
Kaitlyn Sherman (Captain) 10 10 OH 5′ 7″
Kate Havens 11 9 S 5′ 5″
Christine McIntosh (Captain) 12 10 OH 5′ 8″
Sarah Gindy 14 9 DS 5′ 5″
Grace Grimsted 15 9 RS/S 6′ 2″

Coach: Katie Turcotte

Photo by John O’Leary

2014 C Team Roster

2004 C Team - OHS VolleyballThis was Coach Ray’s first year coaching volleyball in the Olympia program. She graduated from OHS in 1995, participating in volleyball as a defensive/serving specialist.

The 2014 Bears C Volleyball team finished the season with 6 wins and 8 losses.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Olivia Fuller 1 9 S/DS 5′ 4″
Miranda Neal 2 9 OH/S 5′ 5″
Sonya Thielen 3 9 S 5′ 5″
Mariah Parsons 4 9 OH/S 5′ 1″
Rylee Tortsvet 5 10 S 5′ 4″
Eva Johnson (Captain) 6 10 OH 5′ 8″
Chloe Haines 7 9 S 5′ 3″
Jordan Newbill 8 9 OH/DS 5′ 4″
Vivian Chan 10 9 OH 5′ 2″
Cassity Gulleckson 11 9 MB 5′ 8″
Ajia Bulluck 13 9 OH 5′ 2″
Mariah Deck 16 9 OH/MB 5′ 8″
Maddie Ford (Captain) 17 10 OH/DS 5′ 6″
Claire Canaan 18 9 MB 5′ 8″

Coach: Christi Ray

Photo by John O’Leary

2013 Varsity Roster

2013 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe Bears finished their 2013 season with eighth place at the District tournament. Seven teams moved on to the State tourney.

OHS seniors Rachel Kelson and Hannah St. Jean were selected to play on the 3A/4A All-State Volleyball team. They represented Olympia at the event sponsored by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Jordan Crawford 1 12 OPP 5′ 10″
Nikki Bennington 3 11 MB/OH 5′ 9″
Kayla Thaller – Captain 4 12 S 5′ 6″
Rachel Kelson – Captain 6 12 OH 5′ 9″
Jona Spiller 7 11 L/DS 5′ 8″
Julia Fleener 8 10 S/DS 5′ 7″
Hannah St. Jean 9 12 MB 6′ 1″
Hannah Adams 12 11 OH 6′ 2″
Kaylee Denithorne 13 11 S/DS 5′ 3″
Madelyn Reeves 14 10 MB 6′ 0″
Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistant Coach: Christie Murphy

2012 Varsity Roster

2012 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe 2012 Bears make it to the State tournament for a record fifth consecutive time and finish fourth in State! Michaela Berendt was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Position
Height
Hannah Adams 13 10 Opp 6′ 2″

Michaela Berendt

14 12 MB 6′ 4″
Jordan Crawford 1 10 Opp 5′ 10″
Alexis Jackson 3 11 OH 5′ 10″
Rachel Kelson 6 11 OH 5′ 9″
Tiana McIntosh 5 12 OH/S 5′ 7″
Hailey Reese 2 11 DS/L 5′ 6″
Sydney Shafer 10 10 DS/L 5′ 4″
Jona Spiller 7 10 OH/DS 5′ 8″
Hannah St. Jean 9 11 MB 6′ 1″
Kayla Thaller 4 11 S 5′ 6″
Manager: Madolynn Stensby

2011 Varsity Roster

2011 Varsity - OHS Volleyball2011 Bears take the State Title! The Bears become the defending 4A state champs. OHS 4A WA State Victory Celebration video.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Position
Height
Hailey Reese 2
10
OH
5′ 6″
Sadie Beckenhauer 3
12
L/DS
5′ 4″
Alex Bassett 4
12
S
5′ 7″
Tiana McIntosh 5
11
OH
5′ 7″
Rachel Kelson 6
10
OH/MB/OPP
5′ 9″
Christie Colasurdo 7
12
OH
5′ 11″
Hannah St. Jean 9
10
MB
6′ 1″
Chloe Hallum 10
12
L/DS
5′ 4″
Michaela Berendt 14
11
MB
6′ 4″
Megan Goodman 15
12
OPP
5′ 10″
Meghann Ferguson
Manager
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2010 Varsity Roster

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The 2010 Olympia Bears finished their season by bringing home sixth place in the State Tournament in Kennewick.

Annie Sing and Jennifer Liedes made first team all-league and Christie Colasurdo was named to the second team. Setters Alex Bassett and Michelle Christy earned honorable mentions.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Position
Height
Amber Tran
1
12
DS
5′ 2″
Jennifer Liedes
2
12
MB
5 ‘9″

Sadie Beckenhauer

3
11
L
5′ 4″
Alex Bassett
4
11
S
5′ 7″
Annie Sing
5
12
L/DS
5′ 1″
Olivia Rethwell
6
12
OH
5′ 7″
Christie Colasurdo
7
11
OH
5′ 11″
Michelle Christy
9
12
S
5′ 7″
Chloe Hallum
10
11
DS/L
5′ 4″
Tiana McIntosh
11
10
OH/S
5′ 7″
Michaela Berendt
14
10
MB/RS
6′ 4″
Megan Goodman
15
11
RS
5′ 9″
Lauren Herseth
16
12
OH
5′ 5″
Ericka Waldner
17
11
MB
6′ 0″
Manager: Konane Bay
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