2016 Varsity Roster

varsity_880pxThe 2016 season begins with seven returning letter-winners and five new team members on the squad. This group features a mix of age and experience but no lack of focus, motivation, “coachability”, or desire to improve.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Kalissa Lane 2 9 S 5′ 6″
Molly Armstrong 3 10 S/RS 5′ 6″
Kaitlyn Sherman (Captain) 4 12 RS 5′ 7″
Elise Matheson 5 10 RS/MB 5′ 10″
Kimberly Prachyl 6 12 L/DS 5′ 4″
Rachel Ballew 7 12 OH/RS 5′ 8″
Hannah Ack 8 12 L/DS 5′ 5″
Lauren Wilson (Captain) 10 12 OH 5′ 11″
Emily Church 11 10 MB 6′ 0″
Arianna Hartsock (Captain) 14 12 OH/MB 6′ 0″
Head Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistant Coaches: Tiana Conklin, Christie Oldright
Statisticians: Beatrice Asomaning, Camryn Wilson
Managers: Tarynn Pierson, Sydnee Hetrick, Kirin Winter

 

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.

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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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

2009 Varsity Roster

2009 Varsity - OHS VolleyballBears bring home seventh place trophy – Oly finished another successful year by taking seventh in the State Tourney.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Position
Height
Olivia Rethwell
1
11
OH
5′ 7″

Jennifer Liedes

2
11
MB
5 ‘8″
Megan Triggs
3
12
L
5′ 5″
Nina Holbrooks
4
12
OPP
5′ 10″
Annie Sing
5
11
DS/L
5′ 1″
Courtney Houser
6
12
MB
5′ 10″
Christie Colasurdo
7
10
OH
5′ 11″
Sarah Stoker
8
12
MB
6′
Michelle Christy
9
11
S
5′ 7″
Lisa Chulich
10
12
OH
5′ 7″
Jamie Wolph
11
12
OPP
5′ 7″
Lauren Herseth
16
11
OH
5′ 6″
Kaycee Keegan
Manager

2008 Varsity Roster

2008 Varsity - OHS VolleyballAfter finishing league play undefeated, the Bears finished the year with an amazing 6th place finish at the State Tourney in Kennewick, knocking off repeat champion Mead along the way. Coach Laurie Creighton was recognized at the tournament by being inducted into the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Creighton also received a lifetime achievement award from her alma mater, Washington State University.

Five Bears made the Narrows all league team and Coach Laurie Creighton was deservedly recognized as coach of the year.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Height
Position
Lisa Chulich
10
Jr
5’7
OH

Lauren Herseth

16
So
5’5
OH
Nina Holbrooks
4
Jr
5’10
S/OPP
Breanna Knittle
6
Sr
5’5
DS
Jennifer Liedes
5
So
5’8
MB
Nicole Mertens
7
Sr
5’9
OH
Brigit Miller
2
Sr
5’6
S
Jackie Reese
1
Sr
5’8
MB
Annie Sing
8
So
5’1
DS/L
Megan Triggs
3
Jr
5’5
L
Michelle Woodward
15
Sr
5’9
OPP

2007 Varsity Roster

2007 VarsityOly’s 2007 season ended at Districts – The Bears finished just out of the running for one of the six spots for the State Tournament.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Height
Position
Armstrong, Liz
4
Sr
5′ 8″
OH
Chulich, Lisa
5/10
So
5′ 7″
OH
Gimson, Rosa
9
Sr
5′ 10″
MB
Huang, Amia
8
Jr
5′ 4″
S
Jenkins, Kiara
7
Sr
5′ 3″
DS
Mertens, Nicole
6
Jr
5′ 9″
OH
Miller, Brigit
2
Jr
5′ 6″
S
Reese, Jackie
1
Jr
5′ 8″
MB
Triggs, Megan
3
So
5′ 5″
L
Woodward, Michelle
10/15
Jr
5′ 9 “
RS