Kiel VB Letterwinners

Kiel volleyball boasts a veteran roster built around these letterwinners from 2020. Front Row (from left): Alyssa Vorpahl, Sydney Pitzen, Sage August and Olivia Funkhouser. Back Row: Halee Meyer, Ella Wasmer, Allison Ash, Kendall Fisher, Grace McDole and Carleen Meyer.

A veteran group takes to the floor for Kiel and new volleyball coach Megan Kautzer. The rebuild continues, but this season there is some extra excitement as Kiel returns most of their 2020 team.

The Raider volleyball preview:

KIEL VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach: Megan Kautzer

2020 RECORD: Seventh place in Eastern Wisconsin Conference. 7-14 overall.

2020 REVIEW: COVID limited some of the non-conference action, but Kiel still managed to play an entire conference schedule. Sage August was First Team All-EWC. Making Second Team All-Eastern Wisconsin Conference were Carleen Mayer at middle blocker and Alyssa Vorphal at setter. Honorable Mention went to Allison Ash at right side hitter and Grace Mc Dole at outside hitter. Alyssa Vogel, Andrea Meyer and Kasey Schaefer were the lone seniors.

2021 PREVIEW: All four all-conference players return as Kautzer takes over as head coach for Taylor Bubolz. Also returning are Ella Wasmer, Kendall Fisher, Sydney Pitzen, Olivia Funkhouser and Halle Meyer. Joining them will be Katelyn Uselding, Kylie Meister, Kirsten Riesterer and MaKayla Gardner.

Defending champ Two Rivers returns 2020 MVP Mackenzie Graff and appears to be the team to beat with Valders, New Holstein and Chilton also in the running. Kiel will look to be this season’s surprise team.

Kiel Raider Schedule

(Matches at 7 pm (varsity) unless otherwise indicated)

August 27- at Reedsville Invitational, 8:30 am

August 31- Home vs. Green Bay West

Sept.  2- at Brillion

Sept.  7- Home vs. Lomira

Sept.  9- at Two Rivers

Sept. 14- Home vs. Mishicot

Sept. 16- Home vs. Manitowoc Roncalli

Sept. 23- at New Holstein

Sept. 25- at West De Pere Invitational, 8:30 am

Sept. 28- Home vs. North Fond du Lac

Sept. 30- Home vs. Valders

Oct.  2- at Cedar Grove-Belgium Invitational, 9 am

Oct.  7- at Sheboygan Falls

Oct. 12- Home vs. Chilton

Oct. 19- WIAA Division 2 Regional First Round

Oct. 21- WIAA Division 2 Regional Semifinal

Oct. 22- WIAA Division 2 Regional Final

Oct. 28- WIAA Division 2 Sectional Semifinal

Oct. 30- WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final at Luxemburg-Casco

Nov. 4-6- WIAA State Tournament at Green Bay

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