Team: West Point-Beemer
Colors: Red and White
Head Coach: Scott Black (1st season)
2018 record: 17-15 (lost to Wahoo in Sub-State)
Returning Starters: 2
West Point-Beemer has a new Volleyball Coach in Scott Black. Black comes to West Point from Iowa, where he spent nearly a decade as Head Coach of a Sioux City area high school.
“I have coached at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 9 years experience as a Head Volleyball Coach. I’ve also coached JV and Freshman as well as AAU and USA Volleyball, so I’ve worked with all grade levels at Sergeant Bluff over 9 seasons. We amassed 180 career victories, and look to continue that at West Point.”
Black takes over for Conley Straight, who accepted a position with McCook.
Black inherits a team that went 17-15 last year, and returns some key players from that team.
“We return Sidney Swanson, a junior outside hitter. Had over 300 kills last year. As well as Brooklyn Weddle, she played Libero last year. We’re going to look at some different options for her. And Rachel Groth and Rachel’s sister Katie will likely play middle. And then Jadyn Meiergerd as an outside hitter, and Katie Rainforth as our setter.”
Black says top newcomers include Diana Cervantes at Libero and sophomore Emily Oligmueller at Outside Hitter.
The Cadets graduated Ashton Troyer, Andrea Hoffman, Abby Kaup, Rebecca Weddell, Brooke Haase, Kendra Paasch, and Sierra Kile.
Black is assisted by Emily Filsinger and Taylor Shepard.
“I am really blessed. Taylor Shepard of course is West Point’s Head Girls Basketball Coach. And she brings a really good connection with the girls. And then we have Emily Filsinger…Emily was a College Volleyball Player at Hastings College. And so her knowledge of the game. And I would say that both of my assistant coaches have been very positive and very helpful during this transition.”
The Cadets begin the year at the Stanton Triangular on August 29th against Battle Creek and the host Mustangs.
Black says the team will likely run a perimeter defense and a 6-2 or 5-1 system.
2019 West Point-Beemer Cadets Volleyball Schedule:
08/29/19 Battle Creek Triangular (host: Stanton)
08/29/19 Stanton Triangular (host: Stanton)
09/03/19 Boone Central/Newman Grove
09/05-09/07 (To Be Determined) Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/Pender
09/10/19 @ Wisner-Pilger
09/12/19 Schuyler Triangular (host: Twin River)
09/12/19 Twin River Triangular (host: Twin River)
09/19/19 @ Madison
09/24/19 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (LVSS) Triangular (host: West Point-Beemer)
09/24/19 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Triangular (host: West Point-Beemer)
09/26/19 @ North Bend Central
09/28-09/28 (To Be Determined) Elkhorn Valley Volleyball Tournament (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Elkhorn Valley
10/01/19 Arlington Triangular (host: Wayne)
10/01/19 Wayne Triangular (host: Wayne)
10/03/19 Norfolk Catholic –
10/08/19 Douglas County West Triangular (host: West Point-Beemer)
10/08/19 Oakland-Craig Triangular (host: West Point-Beemer)
10/17-10/19 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conf. VB Tour. (2/3-Day Tournament) Pender High School
10/21/19 @ South Sioux City
10/21/19 @ South Sioux City