Backer, Armstrong named to all-star team
Wayne High volleyball standouts Hailey Backer and Emily Armstrong were named to the Northeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball teams that were recently announced despite the event being canceled due to COVID-19.
The Dark Team coaches included Becky Schneider from Clarkson/Leigh and Diane Kasselder from Chambers/Wheeler Central, while the Light Team coaches were Cami Oelsligle from Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family and Cody Wintz from Battle Creek.
Team members included:
Dark Team — Tiana Thramer (Summerland), Abby Miller (Norfolk Catholic), Sydney Stallbaum (Summerland), Ashley Koenig (Summerland), Megan Ortmeier (North Bend Central), Rachel Otten (Wisner-Pilger), Jasmine Kment (Stanton), Karrin Jindra (Wisner-Pilger), Aspin Waterman (Wisner-Pilger), Ashlynn Novotny (Clarkson/Leigh), Taylor Peter (Chambers/Wheeler Central) and Aiden Wortmann (Hartington Cedar Catholic).
Light Team — Hayden Wolf (Norfolk Catholic), Lauren Emanuel (North Bend Central), Abby Hochstein (Hartington Cedar Catholic), Abby Everitt (O’Neill St. Mary’s), Emily Armstrong (Wayne), Kennedy Benne (Oakland-Craig), Hailey Backer (Wayne), Caitlin Jarosz (Humphrey St. Francis), Allie Schneider (Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family), Tria McLean (Battle Creek), Riley Seifert (Battle Creek) and Brittney Veik (Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family).
The event was originally scheduled for June 13 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.