A pair of twins top the MaxPreps Preseason Volleyball All-American team as Papillion-La Vista South's junior duo of Amber and Kadie Rolfzen are two of the 22 players named to this year's squad.
The Rolfzens helped lead Papillion-La Vista South to the Nebraska Class A state championship and also the No. 1 spot in the Final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings
after going 41-0 on the year.
Papillion-La Vista South will likely start out the season as the No. 1 team in the preseason MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Rankings, which will be released Aug. 23.
Here's a look at the MaxPreps Preseason All-American Team.MAXPREPS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL TEAM
First TeamOH - Jordan Burgess, Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.), 6-0, Sr
Selected as the Gatorade Florida State Player of the Year, Burgess has committed to Stanford and helped Berkeley Prep capture its second straight Class 3A state championship last year. She had 540 kills, 318 digs, 51 blocks and 37 aces as a junior.OH - Brittany Howard, Mountain View (Calif.), 6-3, Sr
Committed to Stanford on June 17, Howard has been a past member of Team USA. Howard had 420 kills with 29 blocks and 240 digs.OH - Nicole Walch, Martin County (Stuart, Fla.), 6-2, Sr
Walch led the state of Florida with 624 kills last season while earning Florida Dairy Farmers Class 5A State Player of the Year honors. She also had 241 digs, 107 blocks and 51 aces for a team that finished second in the state. Walch has also committed to play in-state at Florida State.OH - Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 6-3, Jr
Joined sister Amber in leading Papillion-La Vista South to a 41-0 record and the No. 1 spot in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Rankings in 2010. A Super State Player of the Year pick by the Lincoln Journal Star, Kadie committed to Nebraska prior to the start of her freshman season. She had 405 kills, 46 aces and 280 digs as a sophomore. A member of the Team USA Youth National squad.MB - Molly McCage, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas), 6-3, Sr
A finger injury forced McCage to miss most of her junior season. However she had 391 kills and 93 blocks as a sophomore two years ago for Klein Collins. McCage is a member of the Team USA Youth National Team. McCage has committed to play at Texas next year.MB - Amber Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South (Papillion, Neb.), 6-3, Jr
Like her sister Kadie, Amber was the co-Super State Player of the Year by the Lincoln Journal Star while leading her team to the Nebraska Class A state championship. She had 377 kills and 289 digs with 37 aces and will also play at Nebraska following her graduation in 2013. Joined her sister on the Team USA Youth National squad this summer.Li - Allison Palmer, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 5-9, Sr
An All-Southern Section Division 1AA selection as a junior, Palmer has also been a member of the Team USA Youth National squad. As a junior at Laguna Beach, Palmer had 66 aces, 189 digs and 763 assists. Has committed to play at Arizona State University.Li - Taylor Morey, Muncie Burris (Ind.), 5-6, Sr
Morey plays all over the court for the Owls, but she will land on this team as a libero. She had 415 kills, 233 digs, and 59 aces while earning Gatorade Indiana State Player of the Year honors last season during the Owls' Class 2A state championship season. Morey led her team to a 40-0 record and was a first team all-state pick by the Indiana Girls Coaches Association. She has committed to play at Notre Dame.
St - Madison Bugg, Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.), 5-11, Sr
The Gatorade North Carolina State Player of the Year as a sophomore, Bugg has led Cardinal Gibbons to two straight Class 3A state championships. She played mostly outside hitter for the Crusaders as she had 266 kills, 37 blocks and 25 aces as a junior. She has committed to play at Stanford next year.St - Lauren Sieckmann, Elkhorn South (Neb.), 5-11, Sr
The Nebraska recruit has transferred to Elkhorn South for the fall in preparation of graduating in December and moving on to play for the Huskers. Sieckman was the Super State Player of the Year in Nebraska as a sophomore and was all-state as a junior for Omaha Marian after leading the team in kills with 377 and assists with 585. Omaha Marian finished second in the state last year to Papillion-La Vista South.AA - Nicole Dalton, Chaparral (Parker, Colo.), 6-2, Sr
Dalton led Chaparral to the Class 5A state championship in Colorado and earned Gatorade State Player of the Year honors. She had 473 kills, 376 digs, 127 assists, 87 blocks and 47 aces for the Wolverines. She was also a member of the Team USA Youth National squad. Dalton has committed to play at Texas.Second TeamOH - Amy Neal, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 5-10, Sr
Committed to Texas, Neal was the Central Texas Player of the Year by the Austin Statesman and is a two-time district player of the year. She helped lead Lake Travis to the Class 4A state championship last year.OH - Mary Hannah Arrington, Pope (Marietta, Ga.), 5-11, Sr
The Marietta All-Area Player of the Year, Arrington helped lead Pope to the Class AAAA state championship last year. She is a two-time all-state player and had 417 kills, 84 aces, 244 digs and 17 blocks as a junior. Arrington has committed to play at Auburn.OH - Cati Leak, Guntersville (Ala.), 6-2, Sr
The state player of the year in Alabama, as chosen by Gatorade, Leak led Guntersville to its second straight Class 4A state championship. She had 580 kills, 449 digs, 85 assists, 51 blocks and 67 aces on the season while earning the state tournament MVP honors for the second straight year. Leak has committed to play for LSU.OH - Kelly Murphy, Walton (Marietta, Ga.), 6-0, Sr
Murphy earned Gatorade Georgia State Player of the Year honors after leading Walton to the Class AAAAA championship last season. She had 613 kills on the season with 179 digs, 55 blocks and 61 aces. Murphy has committed to play at Michigan.MB - Melanie Wade, Palo Alto (Calif.), 6-5, Sr
Wade led Palo Alto to the Division I state championship in California last year with a 41-1 record. She had 537 kills, 53 aces and 69 blocks. She has committed to play at the University of Washington.MB - Ebony Nwanebu, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas), 6-3, Jr
Already committed to play for USC, Nwanebu helped lead Lovejoy to the Class 3A state championship in Texas. She led the team with 416 kills and 159 blocks. She was a first team all-state pick and the Class 3A state tournament MVP.Li - Caitlin Nolan, Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 5-6, Sr
The Defensive Player of the Year in District 7-5A in Texas, Nolan was first team all-area by the Fort Worth Telegram and second team by the Dallas Morning News after racking up 893 digs. She has committed to Iowa State.Li - Haley Pouliezos, Windsor (Imperial, Mo.), 5-7, Sr
Although she missed most of her junior season with a broken big toe, Pouliezos is a past member of the Team USA Youth National squad and has earned Class 3A all-state honors in Missouri. She is headed to Louisville next year.St - Lauren Carlini, Aurora West (Ill.), 6-0, Jr
A member of the Team USA Youth National squad, Carlini was the Tri-Cities All-Area Player of the Year after posting 195 assists, 179 kills, 52 blocks and 77 digs for West Aurora. She has already committed to play at Wisconsin.St - Morgan Bergren, Delta (Muncie, Ind.), 6-0, Sr
Named the Tournament MVP at the AAU Nationals this summer while leading her team to the national championship, Bergren was a standout for Delta last season with 357 kills, 424 assists and 39 blocks. She was first team Class 3A all-state and has committed to play at the University of Kentucky.AA - Shelby Workman, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), 6-1, Sr
Workman does a little bit of everything for the Stags, who won the Kansas Class 5A state championship last season. She was an all-state choice after posting 337 kills, 45 blocks, 269 digs, and 25 aces. She has committed to play at Kentucky next year.