Badger North Conference girls volleyball tournament

Mount Horeb's Elise Goetzinger (10) hits against Waunakee's Chloe Larsen (1) in the first set of a championship match during the Badger North Conference girls volleyball tournament at Sauk Prairie High School in Prairie du Sac, Wis., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

Mount Horeb senior outside hitter Elise Goetzinger was named to the second team of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s 2019 Under Armour All-America high school girls volleyball team.

Goetzinger is a University of Kentucky commit.

The 14th annual team was announced Wednesday.

A record 894 nominations were submitted through the AVCA and MaxPreps, according to an AVCA release. That resulted in 150 All-America and honorable-mention All-Americans. Many of those players have committed to play collegiate volleyball.

Each of the players on the first team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America volleyball match Dec. 31 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Hartland Arrowhead’s outside hitter Aubrey Hamilton, a Notre Dame commit, was selected for the third team. Wilmot outside hitter Karina Leber received honorable-mention recognition. She has committed to Colorado State.

University of Wisconsin recruits also were chosen.

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Middle blocker Devyn Robinson, a UW commit from Ankeny, Iowa, Centennial High School, was a first-team All-American selection.

Outside hitter Jade Demps, a UW commit from Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, was a second-team pick.

Setter Madison Hammill, a UW commit from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, also was a second-team selection.

Jordy Rothwell earns soccer honors

Former Madison Edgewood athlete Jordy Rothwell was named to the Big East Conference all-freshman team for women’s soccer, according to a release from the conference.

Creighton’s Rothwell, a 5-foot-9 freshman defender, made 18 appearances and started in 17 of those matches. She led Creighton in minutes played and had a goal and an assist.

Her teammate, forward Skylar Heinrich, was freshman of the year and Creighton senior midfielder Jaryn Jakubowski was a first-team all-Big East selection.


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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.