With an extremely talented group returning the sky is the limit for the 2018 Wabasso girls volleyball team.

A season ago the Rabbits racked up a school record 24 victories, going 24-6 overall and a perfect 8-0 on the way to the Tomahawk Conference title.

In the past four seasons, the Rabbits have gone 36-4 in conference play. In Section tournament action, the Rabbits fell 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-13) to eventual Section 3A champion Minneota in the semifinals of what was arguably the toughest Class A Section in the state.

Despite the loss of a pair of veterans in Gina Goblirsch (first-team All-Conference) and Ally Welch, Head Coach Barb Johnson returns a talented cast led by two-time Tomahawk Conference player of the year Maddy Guetter.

Guetter led the conference in kills with 149 (5.96 per game) and finished with a school record 473 for the season. She surpassed 1,000 career kills and sits at 1,178 overall heading into her senior season. She also finished with 36 ace serves, 34 ace blocks and 339 digs.

Fellow senior Jenna Frank returns as the teams setter after earning All-Conference first team honors as a junior. Frank led the conference in set assists (11.76 per game) and racked up a school record 899 for the season (she has 964 for her career). She also had 22 ace serves, 33 ace blocks, 23 kills and 212 digs.

Senior Megan Rothmeier returns as the teams starting libero a year after earning honorable mention all-conference honors. She finished with 294 digs, 22 ace serves and three set assists and was also top-five in the conference in serving percentage (97.8 percent).

Senior middle hitter Amanda Hoffman is back after recording 106 kills, 59 ace blocks, 49 digs, 16 ace serves and two set assists.

Also back in the line-up is senior outside hitter McKenna Nelson along with junior Cora Eichten who will be a nice addition after missing all of last season with mononucleosis.

Senior outside hitter Ashley Theis and senior defensive specialist Baily Hastings join sophomore Halle Huhnerkoch as players who should all contribute over the course of the season.

The Rabbits have a tough early schedule with games against Minneota and Cedar Mountain in the first two weeks.

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