Volleyball: Stillwater freshmen wrap up successful seasons

Contributed photos by Terri Stickler
Members of the Stillwater ninth-grade volleyball A team include, from row, from left, Mary Norkol, Gabrielle Solberg, Jenna Sonnek, Briana Momchilovich, Natalie Ingram and Rachel Fick. Second row, head coach Melissa Brown, Caitlyn Jordan, Carrie Brevitz, Molly Frisch, Madison Haas, Mariah Leroux and coach Mike Zeno.

The Stillwater ninth-grade volleyball teams finished the season with a combined 18-0 record in conference play for the first time in at least seven years.

The two teams combined to lose just eight out of 104 games played during the season while outscoring their opponents 1.8 to 1 in the process.

Strong serving was one of the keys to success as the teams combined to post an 89.8 serving percentage.

“This has probably been the best team we have ever coached,” said head coach Melissa Brown, who is assisted by Mike Zeno. “Not just because of their amazing record, but because the athletes were so nice and supportive of each other all season. They were a pleasure to be around and we will miss them.”

The B squad’s only loss all season came against the Stillwater A team in the championship match of a tournament at Woodbury.

Members of the Stillwater ninth-grade volleyball b team include, from row, from left, Lizzy Finney, Megan Friederichs, Megan de St Aubin, Claire Nyenhuis and Emma Fischer. Second row, head coach Melissa Brown, Molly Gjerde, Sara Stickler, Carlee Mehls, Lauren Milker, Sami Haumersten and coach Mike Zeno.

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