LINCOLN - The Cedar Catholic volleyball team from this past Fall is not finished earning recognition, this time individually.
Trojans senior Maddie Wieseler was selected by the Nebraska Coaches Association to participate in the 36th Annual NCA Girls’ Volleyball Match on Tuesday, July 23rd at Lincoln North Star High School at 7:00 p.m.
Wieseler is one of 28 girls selected and is one of just a few girls from Class C2 or a lower classification to be recognized.
The Cedar senior says because of that she expects the level of play will rise in this All-Star game.
“There will be a lot of competition because they are used to playing a lot faster, bigger girls. So it will be challenging, but it will be really fun.”
Wieseler is set to head to Omaha to play
at Midland University in the Fall. With this showcase on July 23rd, it will be one of her last opportunities to face elite high school competition before the jump to the next level.
Wieseler is not alone there though, with
two of her future teammates also being selected.
“It will be cool because we will get to know how we all play so we can get a feel for it. It will hopefully help us for practice [at Mid- land].”
Wieseler is talking about Bree Burtwistle of Stanton and Hope Leimbach of Lincoln Lutheran who will join her in Omaha.
While teams have not been announced yet, Wieseler seemed excited by the honor of playing in this game with some of the best players in the 2019 class from Nebraska.
“I was really excited. I wasn’t really expecting it honestly, but it is really cool because you get to play with all of the best seniors.”
During her junior year, Wieseler got on the radar of college programs from the run the Lady Trojans had at the state tournament. She believes the run her team had this past Fall helped her earn the selection.
“It’s a really great honor to be selected for this. It helped to go to State because of that is how they found out is from watching me there.”
Overall, a mixture of excitement and humbleness by Wieseler was displayed when discussing her selection among the other 27 girls.
Right now basketball is the focus for the senior, with the season in full swing, but her future in volleyball will be showcased in Lincoln one more time before beginning her college career.
More information and a break down of the teams are expected to become available as the date of the game approaches.
Head Coach: Sue Wewel, Archbishop Bergan
Assistant Coach: Scott Anderson, Freeman
Head Coach: Lindsay Peterson, Millard North
Assistant Coach: Kristi Allen, Blue Hill
Kacey Allen, Blue Hill, Lib/OH
Michaela Bartels, Bennington, MH
Taya Beller, Humphrey, MH/RS
Emily Bressman, Omaha Marian, OH
Bree Burtwistle, Stanton, OH/RS/S
Kelsi Cada, Bishop Neumann, OH
Jaiden Centeno, Millard West, Lib/DS
Sami Clarkson, Omaha Concordia, S
Emersen Cyza, Alliance, OH
Jade Ferguson, Lincoln Southwest, OH
Haley Fox, St. Paul, OH
Emma Gabel, Lincoln Pius X, Lib/DS
Emmy Grant, Millard North, MH
Kayla Haynes, Freeman, MH/OH
Whitney Jensen, Northwest, MH
Allie Kerns, Millard North, OH/RS
Lexie Langley, Archbishop Bergan, OH
Elly Larson, Wahoo, OH
Mara LeGrand, Papillion-La Vista South, S
Hope Leimbach, Lincoln Lutheran, S
Anna McLain, Lincoln Pius X, RS
Brooklyn Minzel, Malcolm, OH/Lib/DS
Camryn Opfer, Seward, OH
Fallon Stutheit, Johnson-Brock, MH
Kyla Swanson, Wahoo, MH
Maddie Wieseler, Cedar Catholic, RS/S
Megan Woods, Grand Island CC, OH
Emma Worthington, Omaha Duchesne, S