2017 Volleyball Preview

2017 Volleyball Preview

2017 Volleyball Preview

School:                        Urbandale 

Nickname:                  J-Hawks

Class:                          5A

Colors:                        Blue and White

Conference:               Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Iowa Conference


Head Coach:              

Liz Baethke (Graceland College, 1994)

18th Season at Urbandale

Match Record (546-265-42 overall; 465-196-14 at Urbandale)


Assistant Coaches:      Amy Hobert, Chris Koepplin, Jessica Lavicky, Mikayla Overturf, Whitney Sibley


2016 Record / Highlights:    

  • 23-11 Overall Record
  • Honorable Mention All-State:  Emily DeDoncker
  • 1st Team All-Iowa Conference:  Maddie Carver, Emily DeDoncker
  • 2nd Team All-Iowa Conference:  Zaiah Quirk, Allison Yoder
  • Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference:  Brooke Dannenfeldt, Rachel Ferris

2017 Returning Letterwinners (9):

Emily DeDoncker, Hannah Mincy, Zaiah Quirk, Allison Yoder, Mylea Cole, Brooke Danenfeldt, Sydney Smetzer, Jayden Walter, Rachel Brockney


2017 Outlook:

Urbandale looks to return to the State Tournament after a three-year hiatus and the J-Hawks will have to face some tough competition in preparation for the post season along the way.  Urbandale opens at the DCG Invitational on August 22 and then opens at home on August 31 against Ottumwa.


For more information, contact Head Coach Liz Baethke at (515) 457-6957 or or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or


To see individual statistics for this year's returners, visit:  Statistics