Prep girls volleyball photo: Waterloo senior Claire Mosher

Waterloo senior volleyball player Claire Mosher.

CONTRIBUTED -- Waterloo girls volleyball

Waterloo senior Claire Mosher received honorable-mention recognition on the 12th annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America girls volleyball team, announced in a release Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Mosher, listed as a setter, plans to play collegiately at Marquette. Mosher and Waterloo will compete at this week’s WIAA state girls volleyball tournament. Waterloo is scheduled to play Hartland Lake Country Lutheran in a WIAA Division 3 state semifinal at 1 p.m. Friday at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.

Two other girls from Wisconsin were on the All-America list. Brooke Andersen, an outside hitter from Lake Country Lutheran who has committed to Iowa State, was named to the second team. Mia Grunze, an outside hitter from Waterford who has committed to Ohio State, was chosen for the honorable-mention team.

More than 620 nominations were submitted through the AVCA and MaxPreps, resulting in 150 All-America and honorable-mention All-Americans.

Those on the first team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America volleyball match Dec. 15 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nomination requirements included that the student-athlete be in her senior year in high school, that she was nominated by her high school coach, that her coach be a member of the AVCA and that season statistics were entered into MaxPreps.

According to the release, Texas was the leader with 23 selected. California had 16. The universities with the most commitments were Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon and Penn State with four apiece. Oregon had three first-team picks.


Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.