Published Thursday, November 14, 2013 AT 1:24 AM / Updated at 1:24 AM
Nebraska state volleyball tournament players to watch
Mike Patterson Omaha World-Herald

Olivia Boender, Waverly
The 6-2 Nebraska recruit has 471 kills and is one of the hardest hitters in the state.

Sara Boothe, Lincoln Pius X
The 5-7 junior leads all setters at state with 1,212 assists.

Payton Chohon, Columbus Scotus
The 5-10 senior leads the Shamrocks in kills with 317.

Julia Faltin, Omaha Skutt
The 5-6 senior libero has 703 digs, the most of any Class B player at state.

Kaylee Jensen, Humphrey/LHF
The 6-4 middle hitter has 413 kills and 117 blocks this season.

Jordan Lempka, Sterling
She leads all hitters at state with 558 kills.

Dani Most, Giltner
The 5-9 senior has 436 kills this season.

Morgan Nikkila, Hastings St. Cecilia
The 5-10 senior has 382 kills and 340 digs.

Sydney O’Shaughnessy, Omaha Marian
The University of Nebraska at Omaha recruit has dished out 1,014 assists.

Sierra Peterson, Grand Island
The 6-foot junior has a team-leading 413 kills for the Islanders.

Dani Root, Waverly
The West Virginia recruit has 335 kills and teams with Boender to give the Vikings a dangerous 1-2 hitting combination.

Erin Sorahan, Grand Island Northwest
Small for a hitter at 5-6, she has 333 kills for the undefeated Vikings.

Tiffany Wentworth, Millard West
The 5-11 junior setter has 1,016 assists this season, along with 336 digs.

Marysa Wilkinson, Lincoln Southwest
The Creighton recruit has 485 kills, tops among Class A players at state.

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