Women's Volleyball Says Thank You To Seniors
Athletics - posted on 10/26/2005
Thank You Seniors
When the Lakeland volleyball team squared off with Dominican on Oct. 25 for Senior Day and walked away with a 3-0 victory in the final regular season home game for the team's seven seniors. These girls have played an integral role in keeping the Muskies at the top of the LMC. They will leave the program with many stories and memoriable moments, and we wish all of them the very best in the future. This year's class includes: Nikki Boeckh (McHenry, Ill./Johnsburg), Sarah Buechel (Fond du Lac/Fond du Lac), Danielle Duranceau (Waukesha/West), Heather Heberlein (Kiel/Kiel), Megan Maas (Belleville/Belleville), Lana Neuman (Hortonville/Hortonville) and Renee Steinert (Howards Grove/Howards Grove).
Nikki Boeckh: Nikki transfered to Lakeland two seasons ago from McHenry County Community College, Ill. In her first season with the Muskies she became a starter. This season she is leading the team in blocks with 48.
Nikki's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "Volleyball to me is volleyball. I enjoyed the season here at Lakeland, I am just happy to be playing."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Nikki: "Nikki is happiest when playing offense. She is quick off the floor and can run a number of sets. She also leads the team in complaints over music selections on road trips."
Sarah Buechel: Sarah has been one of the few four year starters for the Lakeland program in the Chad Schreiber era. As a junior, the Fond du Lac native was named honorable mention in the LMC. She has been the cornerstone for the defense these past four years, even as she has battled injuries this season.
Sarah's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "It's hard to believe that my volleyball career at Lakeland is on its last leg; it seems like just yesterday that we were all freshmen, scared out of our minds, and now we're all so old. Playing volleyball here has really been a lot of fun. It will be hard to see the season end."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Sarah: "Grandma, as we call her, will light up the court with her smile and enthusiasm, and then wrap up in seven ice bags on the way out. She has been a great security blanket for our team ball control."
Danielle Duranceau: Her sophomore and junior seasons, Danielle was the first person to come off the bench at two separate positions. Her play and work ethic earned her a starting role this season.
Danielle's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "Volleyball has been a big part of my life the past four years. It is what I came here to do. Every game this year I go in thinking this is the last time I'm going to be able to play competitive volleyball. It has meant a lot to be a part of a program with such a great winning tradition. It has been a lot of fun being with this great group of people."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Danielle: "I have been anxious to see Danielle on the court every match this season because she has earned it. Only her infatuation with Brewers hotties has distracted her progress."
Heather Heberlein: Heberlein has been a key component to the Muskies over the past two seasons. Last year as a junior, the Kiel native was named Honorable Mention to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Division III Midwest All-Region Team. In addition Heather was named LMC Player of the Year and to the first team squad.
Heather's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "It's been a great four years with a lot of great memories. It is actually hard to believe it is all going to be coming to an end in the next couple weeks."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Heather: "Heather puts the wow into most of our matches. While this usually refers to the velocity she hits with, this weekend she set a record for most bobbie pins worn for a match."
Megan Maas: Megan has played a big role during her career as a defensive specialist for the Muskies. She has brought a lot of hard work and dedication to the program and is a great role model for the rest of the girls.
Megan's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "Being a Lakeland volleyball player means being a part of a team of girls that I could be great friends with and get along with. I know that we are going to give our all and have a goal to work towards."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Megan: "Hard work and determination rewarded Megan with a role where she contributed to the team on a regular basis. She is the nicest valley farm girl valedictorian I've ever had."
Lana Neuman: Lana was transformed into a setter early in her sophomore and took the starting position shortly thereafter. Her play was rewarded last season when she was named to the LMC first team.
Lana's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "It has been an awesome experience to be a part of this program. I have met so many friends through volleyball and the memories from these past four years will last a lifetime."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Lana: "I continue to be amazed at her transformation into a volleyball player filling any role asked of her. It all started with some buffalo wings and stinky ice cream."
Renee Steinert: While this was her only season with the volleyball team, Renee made an immediate impact on the court. Her competitiveness is something that has endeared her to the coaching staff. She has played in the front row exceptionally well as she is second on the team in blocks with 46.
Renee's thoughts on playing at Lakeland: "It feels great to get back on the court again. I am amazed at how close I could get to this team after just playing for one year."
Coach Schreiber's thoughts about Renee: "Seeing how much she improved in one year has me wishing I could have seen that improvement over four. I would have super sized her arm swing earlier."
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