Season Summary

2012-2013 Season Summary

In 2013, Premier continued to grow with 257 athletes, 26 teams and 83 coaches. Once again we were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with several position specific training sessions through Premier Performance each month. Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Mideast National Qualifier, Show Me National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas, TX.

The 2012-2013 Season was yet another successful year. We competed in (74) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (44) Gold Champions and (30) Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier medaled 5 times at National Qualifiers and had 14 top 10 finishes! Premier also sent the most teams in the region by sending 11 teams to Nationals! This not only set a Great Plains Region record for most bids earned by any one club in a given year but also sets the record for the the most number of bids earned by a 2nd team in any club (FOUR!!).

Premier's Class of 2013 is our 16th senior class and consists of 15 seniors, 13 of those 15 seniors have received and accepted offers to play at the collegiate level. We are very pleased with the performance of both Premier 18s teams this year and wish ALL of the seniors the best as they start college.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Darcy Barry - Midland University; Wahoo HS
Karlie Bracht - Nebraska Wesleyan University; West Point GACC
Chandelle Davidson - Hastings College; Gretna High School
Megan Elsasser - Millard North High School
Alyssa Gibbs - Emporia State University; Papillion La Vista South High School
Jen Klaudt - Hastings College; Ashland Greenwood High School
Alexa Johnson - Lamar University; Papillion High School
Makayla Maxwell - Washburn University; Millard North High School
Alexis Nee - Morningside College; Auburn High School
Elizabeth Rasmussesn - Concordia Omaha High School
Addison Smith - Bellevue University; Papillion-LaVista School
Emmy Splichal - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Bellevue East HS
Paige Tenski - Northwest Missouri University; Omaha Burke High School
LeAnna Willer - Washburn University; Elkhorn High School
Amanda Woodman - Morningside College; Skutt Catholic High School

2011-2012 Season Summary

In 2012, Premier grew to 245 athletes, 25 teams and 77 coaches. Once again we were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with several position specific training sessions through Premier Performance each month. Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Mideast National Qualifier, Show Me National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Columbus, OH.

The 2011-2012 Season was yet another successful year. We competed in (59) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (34) Gold Champions and (25) Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier medaled (top 3) 7 times at National Qualifiers and had 14 top 10 finishes! Premier also sent the most teams in the region by sending 7 teams to Nationals!

Premier's Class of 2012 is our largest class of recruited athletes in Premier Volleyball history. It consists of 17 seniors, 16 of those 17 seniors have received and accepted offers to play at the collegiate level. 2012 also marks the third time in Premier Volleyball history that we have had at least 15 athletes recruited in one year! We are very pleased with the performance of both Premier 18s teams this year and wish ALL of the seniors the best as they start college.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Grace Chvatal - Morningside College; Bishop Neumann High School
Carley DeMarque - McNeese State University; Lewis Central HS
Alex Hanus - New Mexico Military Institute; Marian HS
Sydney Hunsley - Georgia State University; Papillion LaVista HS
Ashley Jansen - Creighton University; Omaha Marian HS
Marissa Johnson - Augustana College; Omaha Burke HS
Allyson Karr - Des Moines Area Community College; Clarinda HS
Elaine Kramer - Midland University; Gretna HS
Emily McComb - Des Moines Area Community College; Clarinda HS
Natalie Minchow - University of Sioux Falls; Louisville HS
Rachel Nelson - McKendree University; Papillion La-Vista South HS
Molly Pettit - Midland University; Marian HS
Shelby Powell - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Ashland-Greenwood HS
Megan Schmale - University of Nebraska Omaha; Elmwood-Murdock HS
Nicole Walker - University of Wyoming; Burke HS
Colleen Wooten - Arkansas Tech University; Omaha Skutt Catholic HS


2010-2011 Season Summary

In 2011, Premier consisted of 226 players, 23 teams and 67 coaches. We were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with several position specific training sessions through Premier Performance each month. Once again, Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Mideast National Qualifier, Show Me National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Atlanta, GA.

The 2010-2011 Season was yet another successful year. We competed in (43) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (22) Gold Champions and (21) Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier brought home 3 Gold Balls by winning the 18 National Mideast National Qualifier, 17 National Show Me National Qualifier and the 15 National Northern Lights National Qualifier. We competed in (3) National Qualifier Championship Matches, had (9) Top 10 finishes at National Qualifiers and sent (8) teams to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, NV. 3 of those 8 teams sent to Nationals were 2nd teams.

Our senior class was another exciting group of athletes to watch. 13 of our 15 seniors in the Class of 2011 will be playing at the collegiate level in the Fall 2011.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Brooke Bartosh - Northwest Missouri State; Elkhorn HS
Danielle Bird - Dakota Wesleyan University; Burke HS
Jamie Carlson - Fort Hays State University ; Gretna HS
Mahala Egr - Midland University; Wahoo HS
Nicole Gregory - Bellevue University; Omaha Gross HS
Jessica Hampton - Midland University; Millard West HS
Jessica Kuehner - College of Saint Mary; Millard West HS
Anna Messerole - Fort Hays State University ; Millard South HS
Sierra Nighswonger - Arkansas Tech University; Abraham Lincoln HS
Abby Schnebel - Midland University; Millard South HS
Nikki Steele - Midland University; Millard South HS
Bailey Vance - Northwest Missouri State; Papillion LaVista South HS
Meghan Zimmerman - Truman State University; Omaha Gross HS


2009-2010 Season Summary

In 2010, Premier consisted of 210 players, 21 teams and 61 coaches. We were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with several position specific training sessions through Premier Performance each month. Once again, Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Mideast National Qualifier, Show Me National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, Nevada.

The 2009-2010 Season was yet another successful year. We competed in (55) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (23) Gold Champions and (22) Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier brought home the Gold Ball by winning the 16 National division at the Mideast Qualifier in St. Louis, we competed in (2) National Qualifier Championship Matches, had (5) Top 10 finishes at National Qualifiers and sent (8) teams to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, NV. 3 of those 8 teams sent to Nationals were 2nd teams.

Our senior class was another exciting group of athletes to watch. 9 of our 11 seniors in the Class of 2009 will be playing at the collegiate level in the Fall 2010.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Allison Bock - Dana College; Westside HS
Kim Rogers - Simpson College; Omaha Burke HS
Jordane Warkentin - Dana College; Lincoln East HS
Erin Backhuus - Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Bennington HS
Syd DeBoer - Bellevue University; Seward HS
Andrea Johnson - Bellevue University; Omaha Burke HS
Caley Johnson - Texas Abilene Christian University; Papillion-La Vista HS
Sarah Kemp - Mesa State College; Bellevue East HS
Mackenzie Scheef - Midland College; Syracuse HS


2008-2009 Season Summary

In 2009, Premier consisted of 220 players, 22 teams and 63 coaches. We provided at least two practices per week for each of our teams with 6-8 special sessions through Premier Performance each month. Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Show Me National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Miami Beach.

The 2008-2009 Season was such a fun year. We competed in (32) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (16) Gold Champions and (16) Gold Runner-Ups. At the National level, Premier competed in (2) National Qualifier Championship Matches, had (8) Top 10 finishes at National Qualifiers and sent (6) teams to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Miami Beach. At Nationals (2) of our Premier teams had Top 10 Finishes

Our senior class was the 2nd to the largest senior class we have had. 12 of our 14 seniors in the Class of 2008 will be playing at the collegiate level in the Fall 2009.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Justine Buskirk - St. Cloud State University; Papillion-LaVista South HS
Katie Dettmer - Dana College; Syracuse HS
Erin Dougherty - West Texas A&M University; Mercy HS
Nicole Gingery - Emporia State University
Morgan Holder - Doane; Millard South HS
Karin Schmit - Missouri Western State University; Bellevue East HS
Jill Swartz - Dana College; Wahoo HS
Casey Sorensen - University of Sioux Falls; Lincoln Southeast HS
Mackenzie Sullivan - Cuesta College; Centennial HS
Heather Thorson - Creighton University; Mead HS
Caitlin Vance - University of Sioux Falls; Papillion-LaVista South HS
Taylor Zacharias - Nebraska Wesleayan; Millard South HS


2007-2008 Season Summary

In 2008, Premier consisted of 198 players, 20 teams and 49 coaches. We were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with several special sessions through Premier Performance. Once again, Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas, TX.

The 2007-2008 Season was Premier's most successful to date. We competed in (39) Great Plains Gold Tournament Championships and of those (21) Gold Champions and (18) Gold Runner-Ups. We brought home the 18 Club Championship Trophy from the President's Day Classic and also a Runner-Up finish in 14 Open. At the National level, we competed in (4) National Qualifier Championship Matches, (2) teams finished 5th at National Qualifiers and sent (6) teams to Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas, TX with (1) of those teams (14 Gold) finishing in 10th in the Nation.

Our senior class was another strong strong group of athletes. All 10 seniors in the Class of 2008 will be playing at the collegiate level in the Fall 2008.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Kelsey Abels - Emporia State University; Papillion-LaVista HS
Megan Bober - Creighton University; Elmwood/Murdock HS
Gabby Doyle - Dana College; Bryan HS
Kayla Drieling - Black Hills State University; Fort Calhoun HS
Jennie Hutt - Abilene Christian University; Papillion-LaVista HS
Jessica Martin - Park University; Glenwood HS
Lexie Myers - Dana College; Papillion-LaVista South HS
Kirsten Plazcek - College of Saint Mary; Ralston HS
Laura Tesnohlidek - Bellevue University; Bellevue East HS
Maureen Wardian - Bellevue University; Westside HS


2006-2007 Season Summary

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Christina Bogers - University of Texas - Permian Basin ; Gretna HS
Bri Boner - Emporia State University; Mercy HS
Molly Dougherty - William Woods University; Mercy HS
Kala Holmes - Bellevue University ; Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic
Katy Gregory - Bellevue University ; Mercy HS
Kelly Kay - Simpson College ; Walnut Community
Beth Peal - Dana College; Millard South HS
Krysta Peers - Chadron State ; Gross HS
Nikki Seipold - Bellevue University ; Westside HS
Erica Tajchman - Delaware State University ; Gross HS
Abbey Wolfert - Friends University ; Concordia Lutheran HS


2005-2006 Season Summary

2006 18&U In 2006, Premier consisted of 139 players, 15 teams and 37 coaches. We were able to provide at least two practices per week for each of our teams with 3 special sessions. Once again, Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including the POWER Tournaments, Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Premier's Class of 2006 was one of our largest groups, consisting of fifteen seniors. 2006 marks the second time in Premier Volleyball history we have had 15 recruited athletes in one year! ALL fifteen seniors will be playing at the collegiate level in the upcoming Fall season

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Kari Adolf - Doane; Conestoga HS
Danielle Bergmeier - Washburn University ; Millard North HS
Kali Brayfield - Dana College ; Elkhorn HS
Jackelyn Chandler - Concordia University; Belleve East HS
Amanda Cook - College of Saint Mary ; Bellevue East HS
Alysha Ford - College of Saint Mary ; Papillion LaVista South HS
Kelsie Haug - Northwest Missouri State ; Gretna HS
Michaela Kneip - University of Nebraska at Kearney ; Millard South HS
Alex Muckey - Northwest Missouri State ; Papillion HS
Rachel Muller - Bellevue University ; Millard North HS
Rachel Nisi - Midland Lutheran College ; Omaha Gross HS
Stephanie Svoboda - Iowa Western Community College; Papillion HS
Shannon Roth - College of Saint Mary ; Bellevue East HS
Ashley Ward - Northwest Missouri State ; Gretna East HS
Nicole Venditte - Dana College ; Millard West HS


2004-2005 Season Summary

2005 17&U In 2005, Premier grew 25 percent. It consisted of 143 players, 16 teams and 37 coaches. Thanks to College of Saint Mary. We were able to provide at least two practices per week for all our teams with 3 special sessions for interested players all under ONE roof. Also, a special thanks to Xplosive Edge for all their hard work, time and dedication. This year Premier had 11 GOLD Tournament Championships, 13 GOLD Tournament Runner-Ups and 15 GOLD Tournament Third Place Finishes. Premier Volleyball participated in many events once again, including the POWER Tournaments, Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Region BID Championships, the Junior National Invitational Tournament in Louisville, KY and the Junior Olympic Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT.

Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Jessica Kudlacz - College of Saint Mary
Dani Boner - Augsburg College
Jessica (Jess) will be coaching for Premier's 2005-06 Season.


2003-2004 Season Summary

Teamwork In 2004, the club consisted of 114 players, 12 teams and 26 coaches. Thanks to local schools and churches we provided at least two practices per week for our squads with 3 special sessions for interested players. Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including the POWER Tournaments, Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Regional Championships and the Junior National Invitational Tournament in Austin, TX.

Five of last year's 6 seniors are playing at the collegiate level:
Annie Jankowski - College of Saint Mary
Mandy Kreikemeier - College of Saint Mary
Jessica Crnkovich - College of Saint Mary
Katie Kotlik - Morningside College
Angie Brown - Dana College
Annie, Mandy, and Jess will be coaching for Premier's 2004-05 Season.


2002-2003 Season Summary

In 2003, the club consisted of 12 teams, 108 players and 25 coaches. Premier Volleyball participated in many events, including the POWER Tournaments, Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, Mideast National Qualifier, Northern Lights National Qualifier, Great Plains Regional Championships.

Four of last year's 5 Seniors playing at the collegiate level:
Carlie Christensen - University of Nebraska - Omaha
Mikayla Chalupa - Bellevue University
Jenna Sawyer - Nebraska Wesleyan
Kari Dierks - Briar Cliff University
Shannon Gyhra, Carlie, and Mikayla will be coaching for Premier's 2003-04 Season.