35th N-G All-State Volleyball: POY Dana Rettke

RIVERSIDE — It doesn’t matter where Dana Rettke is. Someone is bound to ask the Riverside-Brookfield senior to stop and take a photo.

After matches. Downtown in Chicago. Anywhere really.

Meet All-State Volleyball POY Dana Rettke

Dana Rettke, Riverside-Brookfield

35th N-G All-State Volleyball Teams


Brooke Bachmann    Minooka    Sr.    5-10    S    Setter had several strong hitters, totaling 993 assists to go with 180 digs, 26 aces.

Final area prep statistics: 2016 volleyball

(Minimum 2.00 average)
Player, School    Kills    Avg.

Kylie Michael, SJ-O    397    5.67
Emily Duis, Milford    317    5.37
Katie Kidwell, Watseka    379    4.26

2016 volleyball all-conference/county teams

BIG 12

SENIORS — x-Briana Bush (Bloomington); x-Ezri Edwards (Bloomington); Carly Goben (Normal West); x-Rachel Maguire (Normal Community); x-Mary O’Brien (Peoria Notre Dame); x-Jamie Rys (Normal West); Bridget Schuler (Peoria Notre Dame); Kendall Sosa (Normal Community); x-Taya Westfield (Champaign Central)

Goals-oriented Michael caps stellar career

ST. JOSEPH — Kylie Michael’s goals stood right in front of her throughout her final high school volleyball season.

Michael was unable to forget about her long list of accomplishments still to finish as the season wound down, staring at them every morning before and every day after school


2016 All-Area volleyball: Meet the first team

A closer look at the 10 girls selected to The News-Gazette's 2016 All-Area volleyball first team:

2016 All-Area volleyball Coach of the Year: SJ-O's Abby McDonald

Why she’s Coach of the Year: After the Spartans were stonewalled in the sectional finals three years in a row, McDonald guided a young St. Joseph-Ogden team to a runner-up finish in the Class 2A state final this year. 

2016 All-Area volleyball teams

All-Area First Team
NAME    SCHOOL    HT.    YR.    POS.

Mica Allison    St. Thomas More    6-1    Jr.    S/OH
Grace Beach    Mahomet-Seymour    5-11    Sr.    OH

N-G Final Top 10: 2016 Volleyball

N-G Final Top 10: Volleyball