2023 Kansas Volleyball Association All-Star Squads Released

The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2023 All Star squads. The annual All Star match will be held this year on June 3, 2023, at Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus. Match time will be 4:30 pm.

The players selected are first nominated by their high school coaches (who must be KVA members), and then recommended by committee to fill the squads. Based on achievements, positions, classifications, collegiate plans and availability the squads are determined and divided into two teams which should provide for a very competitive match.

This year’s participants are:


  • Kori Arnold – Hillsboro HS
  • Keala Wilson – Ell-Saline HS
  • Brailee Bogle – Wichita NW HS
  • Shelbi Wilson – Labette County HS
  • Lindsay Cure – Goodland HS
  • Bella Hedke – Marysville HS
  • McKenzie Fairchild – Andale HS
  • Campbell Hague – Cheney HS
  • Addyson Holthaus – Nemaha Central HS
  • Skylar Weaver – Lansing HS
  • Sydney Swingle – Attica HS
  • Emery May – Andale HS
  • Josie McLean – Hutchinson HS


  • Sandy Arnold – Hillsoboro HS
  • Sarah Johnson – Silver Lake HS
  • Kayla Weidert – Andover Central


  • Payton Benoit – Wichita NW HS
  • Ryleigh Stuhlsatz – Garden Plain HS
  • Kyra Johnson – Doniphan West HS
  • Heather Schemper – Phillipsburg HS
  • Allie Paulsen – Andover Central HS
  • Massey Holle – Hanover HS
  • Brooklyn Deleye – Washburn Rural HS
  • Maliyah Johnson – Hutchinson HS
  • Maddie Schrandt – Andale HS
  • Megan Wright – Clay Center HS Liana McGonigle – Sedgwick HS


  • Kaylie Bergkamp – Andale HS
  • Amy Hoffsommer – Olathe West HS
  • Gina Peek – Lebo HS
Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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