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2018 Volleyball Preview

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2018 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)

19th Season at Urbandale

Match Record (570-279-42 overall; 489-210-14 at Urbandale)


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


2017 Record / Highlights:    

  • 24-14 Overall Record
  • Class 5A State Tournament Participant
  • Academic All-State:  Emily DeDoncker
  • 2nd Team All-State:  Emily DeDoncker
  • Class 5A West All-District Team:  Emily DeDoncker, Zaiah Quirk
  • 1st Team All-Iowa Conference:  Emily DeDoncker, Zaiah Quirk
  • 2nd Team All-Iowa Conference:  Brooke Dannenfeldt, Allison Yoder
  • Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference:  Mylea Cole, Sydney Smetzer


2017 Returning Letterwinners (10):

Mylea Cole, Brooke Dannenfeldt, Megan Monroe, Ashley Pearson, Sydney Smetzer, Jayden Walter, Maia Bibbs, Rachel Brockney, Katie Carver, Madi Lynch


2018 Outlook:

Urbandale opens play at the DCG Invitational on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  The J-Hawks enter the Central Conference of the CIML this year creating a very tough schedule with Urbandale, Ames, Ankeny, Ankeny Centennial, Dowling Catholic, and Johnston.


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:  Volleyball Stats