8th Grade
Volleyball

 
  Left to Right:   Row 1:   Ashley Brown, Adeline Collins, Kayla Krites, Makayla Stutz  Row 2 :  Alexa Gearhart, Mia Kelley, Lauren McHugh, Megan Lane  Row 3:   Mariana Ickes, Carlee Young, Coach Matt Krites, Sydnee Savage, Coach Judy Krites, Kennedy Purk, Aubree Bear

Left to Right:
Row 1:  Ashley Brown, Adeline Collins, Kayla Krites, Makayla Stutz
Row 2:  Alexa Gearhart, Mia Kelley, Lauren McHugh, Megan Lane
Row 3:  Mariana Ickes, Carlee Young, Coach Matt Krites, Sydnee Savage, Coach Judy Krites, Kennedy Purk, Aubree Bear

 


7th / 8th Grade Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 29 Crestview HOME
August 31 Ottoville HOME
September 5 Celina HOME
September 7 Wayne Trace HOME
September 9 (9:00 a.m.) Coldwater AWAY
September 12 Lima Central Catholic HOME
September 18 Parkway AWAY
September 19 Lima Shawnee AWAY
September 21 Wapakoneta AWAY
September 25 Kenton AWAY
September 26 Ottawa Glandorf HOME
September 28 Defiance HOME
October 2 Elida HOME
October 3 Lima Bath AWAY
October 7 9:00 a.m. 7th Grade WBL Tournament (Wapakoneta) AWAY
October 14 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade WBL Tournament (Lima Bath) AWAY

7th grade plays at 5:00 unless otherwise indicated.
8th grade to immediately follow.

 


8th Grade Roster

Number Name
#2 Sydnee Savage
#3 Kennedy Purk
#5 Megan Lane
#6 Mariana Ickes
#8 Alexa Gearhart
#12 Mia Kelly
#16 Lauren McHugh
#18 Adeline Collins
#21 Aubree Bear
#23 Kayla Krites
#24 Makayla Stutz
#25 Carlee Young
#32 Ashley Brown
Manager Marissa Mottinger

7th Grade
volleyball

 
  Left to Right:   Row 1:   Sayler Wise, Mackenzie Jones, Whitley Fast  Row 2:   Isabella Ricker, Sofia Houg, Finley Foster, Maria Bagley  Row 3:   Manager Marissa Mottinger, Kasee Stoller, Erin Schaufelberger, Kyra Welch, Avery Amweg, Makenna Nagel, Coach Collins

Left to Right:
Row 1:  Sayler Wise, Mackenzie Jones, Whitley Fast
Row 2:  Isabella Ricker, Sofia Houg, Finley Foster, Maria Bagley
Row 3:  Manager Marissa Mottinger, Kasee Stoller, Erin Schaufelberger, Kyra Welch, Avery Amweg, Makenna Nagel, Coach Collins

 


7th / 8th Grade Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 29 Crestview HOME
August 31 Ottoville HOME
September 5 Celina HOME
September 7 Wayne Trace HOME
September 9 (9:00 a.m.) Coldwater AWAY
September 12 Lima Central Catholic HOME
September 18 Parkway AWAY
September 19 Lima Shawnee AWAY
September 21 Wapakoneta AWAY
September 25 Kenton AWAY
September 26 Ottawa Glandorf HOME
September 28 Defiance HOME
October 2 Elida HOME
October 3 Lima Bath AWAY
October 7 9:00 a.m. 7th Grade WBL Tournament (Wapakoneta) AWAY
October 14 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade WBL Tournament (Lima Bath) AWAY

7th grade plays at 5:00 unless otherwise indicated. 
8th grade to immediately follow. 

 


7th Grade Roster

Number Name
#1 Sayler Wise
#4 Mackenzie Jones
#7 Finley Foster
#9 Maria Bagley
#10 Makenna Nagel
#11 Kasee Stoller
#14 Avery Amweg
#15 Kyra Welch
#17 Erin Schaufelberger
#19 Isabella Ricker
#20 Sofia Houg
#31 Whitley Fast
Manager Marissa Mottinger
 Coach Matt Krites

Matt Krites

8th Grade Coach
Coach Matt Krites is taking on the 8th Grade Volleyball Coach position for the Van Wert Volleyball program.  Previously Coach Krites assisted the varsity program at VWHS and has coached for Northwest Ohio Volleyball Club for 11 years.  He is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School in Wapakoneta, OH.  He earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from Bluffton College and received an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) and MOD (Masters of Organizational Development) from Bowling Green State University.  Coach Krites teaches business and computer courses for Van Wert High School.   Matt and his wife Judy have three children: Kayla (14), Noah (9) and Leah (9). 


 Coach McKenzie Collins

McKenzie Collins

7th Grade Coach
McKenzie Collins begins her first season as the 7th grade VWMS Volleyball Coach.  Coach Collins is a graduate of Van Wert High School and she works at Collins Fine Foods.  She has been involved with volleyball playing throughout her middle school and high school years including club volleyball since 6th grade. Coach Collins was a  3 year varsity letterman and she still enjoys playing volleyball in leagues all through the year!  McKenzie is the daughter of Jim and Marcy Collins.  She loves staying active in community events now that she has decided to stay in Van Wert and she is looking forward to being a coach!


 Coach Judy Krites

Judy Krites

Volunteer Assistant Coach
After having coached the VWMS 7th grade for the 4 years, Coach Judy Krites is now stepping into the role of Volunteer Assistant to help the Van Wert Volleyball Middle School program. Previously Coach Krites was the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Van Wert for 7 seasons and had also coached 5 years of JV for LCC. She is a graduate of Jackson Center High School in Jackson Center, Ohio and earned her Bachelors in Mathematics, Computer Science and Secondary Education from Bluffton College. She received her Masters in Curriculum & Teaching from Bowling Green State University. Coach Krites teaches mathematics for VWHS. Judy and her husband, Matt have a daughter, Kayla (14) and twins Noah and Leah, (9).