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Volleyball sophomores who made their mark

#20 Stormers Volleyball Middle Blocker Emma Gresch, photo courtesy of MATC Athletics

The MATC Times is focusing on some of our 2024 Stormers who graduated. We reached out to all men’s and women’s coaches and asked them to highlight a player/players on their team.

Our final spotlight focuses on Women’s Volleyball and was written by Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Michel (Shel) DeLisle.

Volleyball Middle Blocker Emma Gresch (#20) was an unexpected gift to our program. Coming off an injury her senior year, she came from a great program at Kettle Moraine High School and showed what she was really made of playing for the Stormers. While Emma’s strong play will be missed, her bright smile and warm demeanor is what stands out to her teammates and to incoming prospects. Emma was a stellar captain and became the SGA (Student Government Association) student body president. She is moving on to complete her degree and play volleyball at William Penn University in fall, but her impact for the Stormers will be felt for years to come. We will miss seeing her on campus.

Volleyball records as Middle Blocker:

  • #2 All-Time Career Blocker
  • #2 All-Time Blocks/Season
  • #7 All-Time Blocks/Sets


#2 Stormers Volleyball Setter/Right Side Emily Barker, photo courtesy of MATC Athletics

Stormers Volleyball was thrilled when Setter/Right Side Emily Barker (#2) made a last-minute commitment to the program in 2022. Athletic and smart, she worked hard to take over as the primary setter for the squad. The coaches pushed her hard and she took it in stride and rose to become the best setter in program history to-date. A great mentor to younger players, Emily provided leadership to the squad as captain this season. Minot State University is getting a great student and an incredible setter as she moves on to play and study there. The coaches would be lucky to find an incoming player with her ability in upcoming seasons. We are sorry she is graduating, but proud of all she has and will accomplish.

Volleyball records as Setter/RS:

  • #1 Career Assists
  • #1 Season Assists
  • Holds 8 of 10 Spots for Highest Assists in a Match
  • #1 in Career Aces


#8 Libero/Defensive Specialist Amaris Williams, photo courtesy of MATC Athletics

Amaris Williams (#8) is a mighty player in a tiny package. Called ‘Skittles’ by her teammates, her tenacity on the court was unrivaled. Anyone watching a match can see her fly, roll, and slide to dig a ball up for her teammates. Amaris played the often underrated position of libero. This is the foundation of every play and while it is hard to measure the points gained by her play, her teammates are aware that without her their points would be harder to earn. Amaris is continuing on to play volleyball and study at William Penn University. She was the third captain of our leadership team and will be missed by coaches and teammates alike.

Volleyball records as Libero/Defensive Specialist:

  • #1 All-Time Digs/Season
  • #2 All-Time Career Digs
  • #3 All-Time Average Digs/Set
  • #4 in Career Aces


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