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Paynesville Press - November 19, 2003

Netters finish fall season 9-12

By Michael Jacobson

Senior Amanda Glenz was selected as All Conference in the West Central Conference North this fall in volleyball.

Amy setting Glenz led the Bulldogs to a 9-12 overall record, including 2-8 in conference play. Glenz - who led the Bulldogs with 188 kills and 94 blocks this fall - was also named to the all-area team by the West Central Tribune.

Senior teammate Amy RobergÊ- who led the Bulldogs in setting - earned honorable mention honors from the conference.

In team awards, announced last week at the team's season-ending banquet, Roberg was named the varsity player with a Will to Win, Glenz as Player of the Year, and junior Kayla Mackedanz as the Rookie of the Year.

After starting the year 1-4, the Bulldogs split their remaining 16 games under first-year head coach Dawn Knoll.

Senior Amy Roberg - who led the Bulldogs in serving and setting - was named honorable mention in the WCC North in volleyball.

Using rally scoring for the first year - with every rally counting as a point and games going to 25 - the Bulldogs won 33 games and lost 41 for the season. The Bulldogs were 4-5 in three-game matches, 0-3 in four-game matches, and 4-5 in five-game matches. (They also played four best-of-three matches in a tourney at Minnewaska.)

The Bulldogs upset New London-Spicer in the first round of the subsection playoffs but were eliminated for the second straight year by BBE in the subsection semifinals.

Individual leaders were as follows:
In hitting, Glenz had 188 kills, junior Rachael Wendlandt had 129, and junior Brittany Lieser had 100.

Amanda Glenz  blocking In serving, Wendlandt had the highest serving percentage at 97.8 percent, while Lieser had the most serves (273) followed closely by junior Kendra Johnson (262). Roberg was second on the team, serving 95.6 percent in 234 attempts.

As a team, the Bulldogs served 92.7 percent.

Senior Amanda Glenz earned All Conference and all Area honors after helping the Bulldogs to a 9-12 recond in volleyball this fall.

For serve receive, Roberg had the highest percentage of the regulars at 85.5 percent in 111 attempts. Junior Katie Nelson actually led the team with 88.8 percent but in only 27 attempts.

At the net, Glenz (94), senior Jessie Virant (65), and Wendlandt (25) combined for 86 percent of the team's 214 ace blocks.

Roberg and Johnson handled 92 percent of the team's sets, both handling more than 97 percent of the sets successfully.

As a team, the Bulldogs passed successfully 81 percent of the time, led by Glenz (87.8 percent), Roberg (87.4 percent), and Johnson (86.7 percent).

Individual Statistics
Hitting: Amanda Glenz 469/565 - 188A; Rachael Wendlandt 349/414 - 129A; Brittany Lieser 285/337 - 100A; Jessica Virant 149/174 - 57A; Samantha Moser 121/141 - 30A; Amy Roberg 149/173 - 25A; Val Callenius 85/114 - 17A; Lynn Lieser 69/75 - 12A;

Serving: Kendra Johnson 246/262 - 20A; Roberg 223/234 - 23A; Brittany Lieser 243/273 - 23A; Glenz 204/216 - 12A; Wendlandt 178/182 - 12A; Moser 72/78 - 5A;

Serve Receive: Brittany Lieser 232/278; Glenz 192/234; Wendlandt 175/212; Callenius 113/137; Moser 100/132; Roberg 95/111;Virant 68/94; Jessica Paul 65/80; Kayla Mackedanz 52/66; Katie Nelson 24/27;

Blocks: Glenz 94A; Virant 65A; Wendlandt 25A; Brittany Lieser 9A;

Assists: Roberg 996/1,021 - 259A; Johnson 817/842 - 214A;

Passes: Glenz 456/519; Brittany Lieser 422/546; Roberg 313/358; Wendlandt 281/365; Johnson 256/295; Moser 181/233; Callenius 178/240; Virant 100/124; Paul 86/112; Mackedanz 71/97.

Team Statistics
Hitting Percent - 84.0%
Total Kills - 565
Serving Percent - 92.7%
Total Aces - 115
Serve Receive Percent - 80.9%
Total Blocks - 214
Set Percent - 96.7%
Total Ace Assists - 484
Pass Percent - 81.0%

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