A preview for the Sleepy Eye Public 2015 volleyball season.

Head Coach
Nicole Jensen

Assistant Coaches
Samantha Schmit
Kris Bloedel

Last Year’s Recap
8-21 overall, 2-6 in conference.
Lost in second round of MSHSL Section 2A to BOLD.

Players Lost to
Graduation
Diana Villanueva, Jamie Wells, Justine Gonzalez, Janie Martinez, Melanie Martinez, Stephanie Trevino and Marisa Martinez.

Seniors
Josie Schieffert, Jackie Linan, and Alicia Ibarra.

Juniors
Melissa Kral, M’Kayla Mike and Holly Helget.

Sophomores
Madi Heiderscheidt, Mariah Miller, Mya Ibberson, McKenzie Cselovszki, Courtney Dittbenner, Sarah Ibarra and Jenna Osmonson.

Freshmen
Madi Krueger

Teams to Beat
“The top teams in the conference are typically the same each year. I expect GFW, BLH, and Wabasso to be at the top. These teams have a history of strong teams and coaches that have been at these programs for many years.”

Coach’s Comment
“I expect us to be competitive in the conference again this year. We had many close games last year that could have went either way and I feel we have learned from all of them. The team as a whole now has more experience under their belts than they did last season when three of our six starters were freshmen. The challenge we face is the same as past years, our passing. We have worked really hard since I became head coach to improve our passing so that we are able to utilize our hitters. The strengths of our team are our serving and hitting. Alicia is taking over the role as setter and she hustles to the ball and tries to always get the third ball to one of our hitters. Mya and Josie give a lot of height to our defense and really challenge hitters on the other teams. All of our returning players will be looked upon to lead the team. They have all shown a lot of growth and I am excited to see how well we come together and play as a team.”