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2019 Volleyball Preview

2019 Volleyball Schedule.
2019 Volleyball Schedule.

2019 Volleyball Preview

School:  Urbandale

Nickname:  J-Hawks

Class:  5A

Colors:  Blue and White

Conference: Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Central Conference


Head Coach:              

Liz Baethke (Graceland College, 1994)

20th Season at Urbandale

Match Record (590-294-42 overall; 509-225-14 at Urbandale)


Assistant Coaches:     

Taylor Damewood, Amy Hobert, Tasha Johnson, Chris Koepplin, Ashley Kopplin, Mikayla Overturf, Whitney Sibley


2018 Record / Highlights:    

  • 20-15 Overall Record
  • Academic All-State:  Brooke Dannenfeldt
  • Honorable Mention All-State:  Sydney Smetzer (Des Moines Register, IGCA)
  • Class 5A West All-District Team:  Sydney Smetzer
  • Des Moines Register's Elite All-CIML Team:  Sydney Smetzer
  • 1st Team All-Central Conference:  Brooke Dannenfeldt
  • 2nd Team All-Central Conference:  Sydney Smetzer
  • Honorable Mention All-Central Conference:  Rachel Brockney, Mylea Cole, Jayden Walter


2019 Returning Letterwinners (6):

Maia Bibbs, Rachel Brockney, Shelby Mincy, Kiersten Baker, Katie Carver, Madi Lynch


2019 Outlook:

Urbandale opens play at the DCG Invitational on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  The J-Hawks are again in 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:  Urbandale Volleyball - Stats of Returners