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Lions' women's volleyball set to welcome four first-year players this fall

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph officially announces the following high school seniors will attend the College this fall and play volleyball for the Lions.

They are: Hannah Losey (Tippecanoe High School), Abby Louden (North Adams High School), Cheyenne Tobler (St. Henry High School), and
Jessica Wilgenbusch (East Central High School).

Losey, at 6-foot, played in the middle in high school, and was an outside hitter/right-side hitter for her Junior Olympic Club team (Dayton Juniors). Her high school coach was Alexis Dedrick and her J.O. coach was Megan Smith. Losey played JV volleyball her freshman and sophomore seasons in high school, but saw action on the varsity team toward the end of her sophomore campaign and played in the post-season varsity tournament. Her team that season was conference champions, sectional champions, district champions, and regional runner-ups. Losey played on the varsity team her junior and senior seasons and helped her team to back-to-back sectional appearances. During her junior season she led the team in kills and blocks, and senior year she was in the top ten in the conference in kill percentage, and serving, and was in the top 15 percent in blocking. Losey was a senior season team captain, player of the year, and won an all-conference sportsmanship award. In addition, she was on the honor roll her freshman and junior years, participated in numerous clubs, was school book editor, and played softball. Hannah, the daughter of Trish and Chris Losey, is planning on majoring in English.

Louden, at 6-foot-1, has played in the middle, on the right-side and at setter. She played club volleyball for five years and was on her high school’s team for four years. Her high school coach was Katie Ragan and her J.O. coach was Todd Bennett. In four years of high school play, Louden recorded 111 service aces, 519 digs, 321 assists, 911 kills and 313 blocks. She holds numerous school records for blocks, and kills; was an all-league and all-district selection, and helped her team to league and sectional (2012) titles. Louden was also in the BETA club, on the Yearbook staff, on Prom Committee, on Homecoming Committee, and in the FFA. She also played high school basketball and golf; and was on the track & field team. Abby, the daughter of Teresa
and Dave Louden, is planning on majoring in Communication Arts.

Tobler, at 5-foot-11, played as an opposite-side hitter and a middle blocker. Her high school coach was Maureen Kaiser. During her 2012 season, she recorded 128 kills and 56 blocks. Tobler was her team’s Most Improved Player her junior season. As a senior she was a Kentucky All “A” Ninth Region All-Tournament team member, and was on the Kentucky All “A” State All-Tournament team. She was an All-Opponent Division II Second Team selection as both a junior and a senior. In 2012 she was named a Crusader of the Week; and this year won a third place banner and first place t-shirt for design at the Latin Convention. She was in the Crusaders for Life and Latin Club all four years of high school. Cheyenne, the daughter of Marie and Tom Tobler, is planning on majoring in Biology/Physical Therapy.

Wilgenbusch, at 5-foot-9, played as a right-side hitter in high school. Her high school coach was Dana Heilman. In 2011, she played in 91 sets, had 323 kills, 186 digs and 47 aces. She followed that up her senior season with 83 sets played, 296 kills, 32 aces, 172 digs, and 45 total blocks. She was a team MVP all four years in high school, and in 2012 received conference MVP. Wilgenbusch was also a two-time best offensive player selection. This school year she received an award in her family relations class, played CYO softball from 2009-2013, played JO volleyball, including 2012-2013 for Borderline; and was in 4H. She also did volunteer work for St. Joseph’s Sunday school. Jessica, the daughter of Karen and Patrick Wilgenbusch, is undecided on her college major.

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