Colors: Orange and Black
Head Coach: Tracy Kuester-Burtwhistle (5th season) (126-16 record)
2018 record: 31-2 (beat Superior in 3rd place match at State)
Returning Starters: 3
The Stanton Volleyball Team is coming off what was arguably the greatest season and four-year run in school history, going 31-2 and taking 3rd place at the State Tournament.
The Mustangs graduated a ton of talent from that team, including Jaiden Hartl, Jessie Brandl, Makenna Espinoza, Liz Christensen, Bree Burtwhistle, and Reba Waskowiak.
The Mustangs bring back three starters, including Jasmine Kment (5’4, SR L), Kaylee Matthies (5’9, SR MH), and Ellie Locke (5’8, JR RSH).
Head Coach Tracy Kuester-Burtwhistle says she looks forward to what Kment can do this season. “Played as a defensive specialist position for the Mustangs last season and we look forward to the experience and knowledge she gained last year to impact the back court this upcoming 2019 season.”
She adds Matthies gained a lot of valuable experience last year. “Returner 1st year starter Kaylee as the season progressed last year really built her confidence as a middle on attacking the ball and blocking. We look forward to see her potential this season.
Kuester-Burtwhistle says the team expects great things from Locke this year. “Ellie a returning starter last year at RSH had 74 kills, off season she has moved to OH position and we are looking at her as a great contributor when we need something to happen, we could count on her.”
Other possible contributors include Emily Colwell (5’6, SR S/RSH), Morgan Remm (5’3, SR S), Marissa Remm (5’4, SR DS), Mylie Otto (5’9, SR MH), Frankie Hansen (5’7, SR RSH), Kinley Pohlman (5’8, SO RSH/OH), Sylvia Cunningham (6’0, SO MH/RSH), and Olivia Cunningham (5’9, FR OH/RSH).
Stanton opens up the season on August 29th at home against West Point-Beemer and Battle Creek in a Triangular.
Kuester-Burtwhistle has this preseason assessment of her team. “The 2019 Mustang team will be returning 3 starters that will give us some experience to our line up. Our focus this year will be the pass and serve game, which our players do an exceptional job at that. We look forward to be a competitive team in Class C2.”
2019 Stanton Mustangs Volleyball Schedule:
08/29/19 Battle Creek Triangular (host: Stanton)
08/29/19 West Point-Beemer Triangular (host: Stanton)
09/05/19 Madison Triangular (host: Clarkson/Leigh)
09/05/19 Clarkson/Leigh Triangular (host: Clarkson/Leigh)
09/16/19 North Bend Central Triangular (host: North Bend Central)
09/16/19 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (LVSS) Triangular (host: North Bend Central)
09/19/19 Boone Central/Newman Grove Triangular (host: Norfolk Catholic)
09/19/19 Norfolk Catholic Triangular (host: Norfolk Catholic)
09/24/19 Wisner-Pilger Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
09/24/19 Pender Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
10/01/19 Tekamah-Herman Triangular (host: Oakland-Craig)
10/01/19 Oakland-Craig Triangular (host: Oakland-Craig)
10/10/19 @ Pierce
10/15/19 @ Twin River
10/22/19 Lutheran High Northeast