The Pony Express

Volleyball hopes to gain experience with younger girls

Junior Sydney Dejarnett goes for a kill during practice last Tuesday, Sept. 12. The team looks to improve their number of wins against Forest Lake on Tuesday.

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter

September 30, 2019

This year’s varsity volleyball team is a little different from last year’s state fourth place team, with many new faces that were not seen on the court last year. Eight girls graduated last year. All eight were an integral part of the team's very successful season last year. Five of the girls wh...

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Junior Maddie Whittington and her team, celebrates win against Shakopee on Nov. 8 at the state tournament.

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018

Junior Maddie Whittington, committed D1 to University of Illinois her freshman year and continues to thrive as a player. Throughout her junior year, she became determined to be the best player she can while accomplishing her goal of improving. Playing sports is something that can bring joy to...

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Senior Olivia Walsh sets during a volleyball game at the Xcel Energy center on Nov. 8. It is the final game during State against Lakeville South.

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Senior Kate Raddatz serves the ball to Spring Lake Park in the first set. Stillwater went on to win 3-0 to move on to play Centennial Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen Lucy Zollar (left) and Olivia Foss (right) passing after a home game against Mounds View.

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

This season, Ponies volleyball made a run all the way to the state tournament, which was held at Xcel Energy Center.  Led by seniors Rachel Houle, Kayla Gjerde and Katie Krenz, the Ponies finished 7th in the state after losses to Lakeville and Champlin Park.  See the infographic above for quotes from...

Sarah McCarthy balances school and sports

Photo Courtesy Brad Cornell - Countryside Photo
These three young ladies are the senior captains of the varsity girls volleyball team. From left to right: Jane Moore, Lily Strom, and Sarah McCarthy.

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor

October 11, 2016

Senior Sarah McCarthy is not the everyday student-athlete. Her hard work in the classroom and on the varsity volleyball team gives teachers and coaches much reason to be pleased as she continues to kill it on and off the court. This impact captain for the Ponies has much to be proud about. Dev...

Volleyball takes second in conference

When you walk into a varsity volleyball practice you can feel two things: determination and support. Never is there a girl left out or unappreciated. On the last day of practice junior Sarah McCarthy and Rachel Houle team up to bump the ball together. “When you're on the court you can just feel when teams have a certain vibe about them when you walk onto the Stillwater Court you can just tell that these girls have been playing together for 10 years it seems like,” Junior Klein Johnson said.

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

November 17, 2015

After a difficult season last year, Varsity volleyball has made a complete turn around to finish second in conference at the end of the 2015 season. This year originally started out to be a building season but by the end they were a top ranked team. The supportive and family like atmosphere helped...

Intramural volleyball strikes again

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2015

Intramural sports come in plenty at Stillwater, but the work and competition to follow behind each one are unique and different. Intramural volleyball began on April 13. It is a league made up of nine teams, six of which are in the upper league and three are in the lower league. Competition dates includ...

Volleyball spikes up success

Consistent server Briana Momchilovich ('16), contributes tremendously to the success of the team with her accurate serves.

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

October 29, 2014

Those Mizuno labeled balls bumping around the high school gym are starting to come to end as the season comes to a close. The  girls volleyball team has done nothing but persist, which created a successful season for them. Throughout the roller coaster ride of adversities, teamwork gave them a turn...

Michigan recruits Dietrich for volleyball

The Varsity volleyball team huddles up as they end another successful season with middle hitter Stephanie Dietrich (’14). From left to right: Stephanie Houle (’14), Stephanie Dietrich, and Janae Momchilovich (’14). Dietrich will be playing volleyball at Michigan Technological University this upcoming fall.

Olivia Braun

December 7, 2013

Senior Stephanie Dietrich, a varsity volleyball star since her sophomore year, has decided to continue playing the game she loves into her college career at Michigan Technological University (MTU). As a young girl, Dietrich was introduced to the game through family and friends. Growing up, she developed an interest for the sport, bu...

Evans leads volleyball team through great season

Evans and teammate go up to block an opposing spike during a late season game against Roseville. Evans great leadership showed after stuffing this spike

Karlee Stennes

December 5, 2013

The girls varsity volleyball team had many ups and downs this past season. Senior Susan Evans has been playing volleyball for 14 years and is a setter and libero, a defensive specialist who bumps the ball to teammates, and thinks that this year’s season was a lot of fun. It was her last one so she h...

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