Class 2A Volleyball State Tournament Breakdown
#1 Denver Christian
Denver Christian is your #1 overall seed and are a perfect 25-0 on the season. Denver Christian has had a phenomenal season and have dropped just 1 set the entire season. Denver Christian won 68 sets and won the Mile High League. Denver Christian made very quick work of their regional opponents beating Plateau Valley 3-0 and Peyton 3-0. Denver Christian is led in kills by Jacki Bogner (319) and Anna Kaemingk (200 kills). Denver Christian finished as the runner up last season and would like for nothing more than to win a state championship. They will have the target on their back as the favorite to win it all.
Limon is your #2 overall seed and have a record of 20-5. Limon dropped matches to Kit Carson, Merino, Denver Christian, Lamar, and Fowler. Limon has been on a hot streak winning 12 straight matches and winning the Union Pacific League. Limon advanced to the state tournament beating Custer County 3-0 and Vail Mountain 3-0. Limon is led in kills by Trista Marx (282) and Sidney Hines (262). Limon went 2-2 in the state tournament last year and will hope the experience gained during the state tournament will help them make a run at the State Championship.
Meeker is your #3 overall seed and have a record on 23-2. Meeker dropped matches to Limon and Cedaredge. Meeker is your Western Slope League Champion and dropped just 12 sets the entire year. Meeker advanced to the state tournament beating Sargent 3-1 and Telluride 3-0. Meeker is led in kills by Julia Dinwiddie (331) and Emma Luce (235). Meeker reached the state tournament last year going 2-2 and reaching the Semifinals. They will hope to reach the state championship this year and challenge for a state crown.
#4 Union Colony Prep
Union Colony Prep is your #4 overall seed and have a record of 21-3. Union Colony Prep dropped matches to Wiggins and Denver Christian (2x). Union Colony Prep finished second in Mile High League behind Denver Christian. Union Colony Prep advanced to the state tournament beating Swallows Charter 3-0 and Akron 3-0. Union Colony Prep is led in kills by Mayson Fago (340) and Kamryn Arnold (232). Union Colony Prep did not qualify for the state tournament last year losing at regionals. Union Colony Prep will turn to their leaders to try and make a deep run in the tournament.
Wiggins is your #5 overall seed and have a record of 20-5. Wiggins dropped matches to Weldon Valley, Prairie, Merino, Yuma, and Briggsdale. Wiggins has just 1 loss to a 2A team and faced solid 1A squads. Wiggins won the Lower Platte League (2A). Wiggins advanced to the state tournament beating Vail Christian 3-0 and Hoehne 3-0. Wiggins is led in kills by Bre Gilliland (257) and Paige Finegan (203). Wiggins reached the state tournament last year going 2-2 but reached the semifinals. Wiggins will hope to have another big run this year and try and push for the state title.
Simla is your #6 overall seed and have a record of 20-5. Simla dropped matches to Peyton, DSST-Montview, Kit Carson, Limon, and Wiggins. Simla won the Black Forest League and were able to use some momentum for a solid performance at Regionals. Simla advanced to the state tournament beating John Mall 3-0 and Dawson School 3-0. Simla is led in kills by Kaitlyn Rector (364) and Halle Lutz (258). Simla did not reach the state tournament last year losing in the regional finals to Limon. Simla was able to get past that this year and will hope to use the momentum of reaching the state tournament for a big run.
#7 West Grand
West Grand had one of the biggest turn arounds from last year to this year. West Grand went 7-15 a year ago and this year finished 21-4 and reached the state tournament. West Grand is the #7 overall seed and have some momentum. West Grand dropped matches to Cedaredge, Vail Mountain, and Meeker (2x). West Grand reached the state tournament beating Ignacio 3-1 and Highland 3-0. West Grand is led in kills by Emma DeSanti (230) and Alex Schake (188). West Grand as mentioned went 7-15 a year ago and didn’t’ qualify for regionals. They have a lot of momentum this year and will turn to their leaders for the state tournament.
Fowler is your #8 overall seed and have a record of 18-7. Fowler had a very interesting season picking up some big wins and also having some interesting losses. Fowler dropped matches to Swallows Charter, Lamar, Rocky Ford, Simla, Swink, Akron, and Limon. Fowler did gets things going in the right direction though and winning the region. Fowler beat Colorado Springs School 3-1 and Sanford 3-0. Fowler is led in kills by Emily Flanscha (300) and Kaley Pieper (224). Fowler went 10-15 a year ago and reached regionals but went 0-2. They have grown a lot since last year and we will see if they can play at a high level in the state tournament.
Dolores is your #9 overall seed and have a record of 21-4. Dolores dropped matches to Montezuma-Cortez, John Mall, Sangre De Cristo, and Gunnison. Dolores had a great run in the regular season and dropped just 1 match to a 2A team. Dolores advanced to the state tournament beating Soroco 3-1 and Clear Creek 3-0. Dolores is led in kills by Jordan Elder (226) and Erin Brown (203). Dolores did not reach the state tournament last year coming up short in the regional finals. Dolores will turn to their senior leaders to try and upset teams and make a big run in the state tournament.
#10 Del Norte
Del Norte is your #10 overall seed and have a record of 21-6. Del Norte has come a long way since the season has started and hope to use that momentum going forward. Del Norte dropped matches to Hoehne, Alamosa, Ignacio, Rye, Sanford, and Holyoke. Del Norte advanced to the state tournament in one of the craziest stories of the regional tournament. Del Norte dropped their first game to Holyoke 3-0. Holyoke then lost to Swink and Del Norte beat Swink 3-1 to force a three-way tie. Del Norte then beat Swink 1-0 and Holyoke 1-0 to advance to the state tournament. Del Norte is led in kills by Kaeci Madrid (232) and Chloe Mccomas (182). Del Norte reached the state tournament last year going 1-2 and will hope to use the experience this year for a bigger run.
Yuma is your defending state champions and they have come a long way since the season has started. Yuma is the #11 seed and have a record of 14-11. Yuma had a big run at the end of the year beating Wiggins and using the momentum to make a big run for the state tournament. Yuma reached the state tournament in upset fashion. Yuma beat Calhan 3-0 and Rye 3-0 to advance to the state tournament. Yuma is led in kills by Elle Roth (316) and Ema Richardson (190). Yuma once again is your defending state champions and don’t have a lot of players from that team. Yuma though has some players really stepping up and will hope to defend their crown.
#12 Fountain Valley
Fountain Valley is another great story this season. Fountain Valley last season went 10-10 and this year was able to pull some upsets and reach the state tournament. Fountain Valley is the #12 seed and have a record of 17-4. Fountain Valley dropped matches to Rocky Ford, Colorado Springs School, Simla, and The Vanguard. Fountain Valley reached the state tournament beating Rocky Ford 3-1 and upsetting Sedgwick County 3-2. Fountain Valley is led in kills by Annaliese Fricke (242). Fountain Valley has a lot of momentum and will look to use that momentum in the state tournament.