Centura will host two first-round games of the 2018 Louplatte Conference Volleyball Tournament on Monday, October 8. Arcadia-Loup City will take on Wood River at 6:00 PM. The match between Centura and Ord will follow at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there to support our Centurions!
Please note the ‘Dig Pink’ volleyball game will be OCTOBER 23rd! T-Shirt orders must be placed by Monday, October 15th at 10:00am. T-Shirts will be deliverd October 22.
The Centura volleyball program held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, August 28th following their first home triangular. The new stat board for the volleyball program was made possible by a grant request to the Cenutra Boosters. The Boosters were very generous with this donation, and the volleyball program is excited to show off their successes of theses talented individuals.
In attendance were individuals that had their name appearing on the board; From L to R: Madison Myers, Mady Roth, Emily Krolikowski, Amber Baldwin, Mariah Venegas, and Kim Steffen (representing the 1988 State Champion team).
The Volleyball games that were to be played this Friday at the State Fair have been moved to Centura on Tuesday, August 28th. Here is the adjusted schedule:
Broken Bow vs Centura @ 5 p.m.
Broken Bow vs Gibbon @ 6 p.m.
Centura vs Gibbon @ 7 p.m.
New this year, in an attempt to have players get their volleyball skills training in closer to school, and their volleyball seasons, Centura coaches and players will be hosting a two-day fundamental camp for girls entering grades 4th-8th grade. The focus will be fundamental skills for volleyball leading up to the approaching season. Skills will include passing, setting, hitting, serving, defensive and offensive skills.
- Cost: $30/camper Grades 4-8 includes a camp T-shirt and fun snack
- Camp Time 9-noon
- Each girl should have court shoes, t-shirt, and shorts. Kneepads are optional, but highly encouraged.
Complete and sign the camp application sheet. Sign up’s will be due by July 30th, to Alison Feeney. Make checks payable to Centura Volleyball.
CONGRATULATIONS to Emily Krolikowski who has been selected to play in the NSAA All Star Volleyball match in Lincoln during the 2018 Nebraska Coaches Clinic All Star game. The match will take place on Tuesday, July 24th at Lincoln North Star High School!
Congratulations to the following individuals who received post season volleyball honors:
All Heartland First Team (The Independent): Emily Krolikowski
All Heartland 4th Team (The Independent): Brooklyn Hostelter
All Heartland Honorable Mention (The Independent): Amber Baldwin, Elayna Holcomb
Omaha World Herald First Team Class C-2: Emily Krolikowski
Omaha World Herald Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Hostetler, Amber Baldwin, Elayna Holcomb
Lincoln Journal Star Class C-2 First Team: Emily Krolikowski
Lincoln Journal Star Class C-2 Second Team: Brooklyn Hostetler
Lincoln Journal Star Honorable Mention: Amber Baldwin
Nebraska Prep Volleyball Class C-2 All State First Team: Emily Krolikowski
Nebraska Prep Volleyball Honorable Mention: Amber Baldwin
Lou Platte Conference Team: Emily Krolikowski, Amber Baldwin, Elayna Holcomb, Brooklyn Hostetler
Lou Platte Conference Honorable Mention: Grace McDonald
Academic Allstate Volleyball: Emily Krolikowski
Academic All State Volleyball: Sam Simdorn
Centura volleyball made its 3rd appearance in just 4 years at the Nebraska State Volleyball tournament this past weekend. The Centurions captured their ticket to state with a win over Creighton at the C2 7 Sub-State match.
Centura came in as the 3rd seed into the C-2 tournament, playing Superior, as the 6th seed. The Centurions were able to get a first set victory over the Wildcats with a score of 26-24 in the opening game. Superior was able to re-gain the momentum and take sets 2, 3 and 4 to take the win over the 2017 squad. Emily Krolikowski ended that match with 18 kills, 3 aces, 8 points, 27 positive receptions, 1 solo block and 15 digs. Brooklyn Hostetler had 12 kills, 43 receptions and 15 digs. Amber Baldwin had 1 ace, 9 points and 49 assists. Macy Baldwin had 9 kills and 3 ace serves, and Grace McDonald had 7 kills. Elayn Holcomb had 8 kills and 1 ace serve. Sam Simdorn had 27 digs and 16 receptions.
Coach Feeney had this to say about the final match of the season at state, “I thought that our girls were ready for a very tough Superior team. We knew who their go to hitters were, and trained the best we could to prepare for all scenarios they would throw our way. There is just something about a 6’3 hitter that can get over your block, that makes it very hard to adjust your defensive base, with such a powerful weapon coming right at you.” “I know that our girls gave everything they had in that match, there is no doubt that we left it all out there on the court. It has been three state appearances in 4 years, with the same result of a loss, but this one was different in the sense, that there was no doubt that we played the best we could have against the team across the net, and to feel that way as a coach at the end of the season, is all I can ask for.” “All players were playing their very best overall volleyball in late October and November, and as the program continues to improve year after year, that is what makes a head coach very happy.” The players that are headed to state year after year have raised the bar for their expectations and what they want to have happen at state, there is also plenty of talent that will return for the 2018 season, with state experience, and I know that the girls will still have that desire in them to play past the first round.
The 2017 Centura Volleyball team amassed some impressive statistics:
Emily Krolikowski ended the season with 28 aces, 191 points, an all school season high 369 kills, 365 receptions, 55 solo blocks, and 355 digs.
Brooklyn Hostetler ended the season with 23 aces, 167 points, 295 kills, 418 receptions, 21 solo blocks and 336 digs.
Elayna Holcomb ended the season with 19 aces, 150 points, 182 kills, 40 solo blocks.
Amber Baldwin ended the season with 36 aces, 212 points, 23 kills, and an all school season high 982 assists.
Sam Simdorn ended the season with 353 receptions and 376 digs.
Madison Harston ended the season with 24 aces, 179 points, 166 receptions, and 185 digs.
Macy Baldwin ended the season with 32 aces, 219 points, 140 kills, and 152 digs.
Grace McDonald ended the season with 140 kills and 9 solo blocks.
Emily Krolikowski broke career school records in kills with 937, and digs with 1055.
Amber Baldwin broke career school records as only a sophomore in assists with 1681.
Centura volleyball punched their ticket to state with a Sub-state win over Creighton on Saturday. A 3 set sweep of the Bulldogs with scores of 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 put the Centurions at 28-5 on the year.
Brooklyn Hostetler was impressive behind the serving line giving the Centurions 15 points, 11 kills, 15 digs and 15 positive receptions. Emily Krolikowski had 6 points, 10 kills, and 10 digs. Amber Baldiwn had 36 set assists on the match along with 11 points. Elayna Holcomb had 2 solo blocks and 9 kills. Grace McDonald and Macy Baldwin each added 4 kills on the match. Sam Simdorn and Madison Harston were nearly perfect in the back row with 15 and 10 digs respectively.
# 3 seed Centura will play # 6 seed Superior on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 at Lincoln Southwest High School in the first round of the Nebraska State Volleyball Championships.
If Centura wins on Thursday, they will play at 3:00 pm on Friday and there will be no school. If Centura loses on Thursday, then Centura will have school on Friday.