Downtown Waterloo Rotary Club

2009 Athletic Awards

     Since 1936 the Waterloo Rotary Club has enjoyed the honor each year to celebrate outstanding performance by high school athletes in the city of Waterloo and surrounding areas. Football coaching staffs at each school in the city nominate a senior MVP from their team. In a secret ballot, area sportswriters make the citywide selection. The winner receives the Glen "Doc" Miller traveling trophy as top player in his sport. In a similar process, area volleyball coaches choose their MVP's and then, by ballot of all the coaches, award the trophy for overall Most Valuable volleyball player. The winners are entitled to display the trophy at his or her school for the next twelve months.

 Rotary Most Valuable Volleyball Player of 2009

Abby Breitbach- Don Bosco High School

Presenting Abby's award is Rotary Volleyball Luncheon Committee Co-Chair, Marty Stokes

17th Annual Waterloo Rotary Club Volleyball Recognition Luncheon

Honored Guests

Dr. Gary Norris, Superintendent of Schools

Denise Schares, Assoc. Superintendent for Student & Supplemental Services

Columbus High School - Cathy Walz, Director of Education, Tom Ulses, Principal, Aundra Meeks Athletic Director



Don Bosco High School - Eric Eckerman, Principal, Jane Becker, Athletic Director

East High School - Dr. Willie Barney, Principal, Brenton Shavers, Athletic Director

Waterloo Christian School- Lisa Goedken, Principal,  Todd Kuntz, Athletic Director

West High School - Dr. Gail Moon, Principal, Jeff Frost, Athletic Director

Keynote Speaker
Troy Dannen - UNI Director of Athletics

2009 MVP Volleyball Selections

Katie Conway, Columbus - Abby Breitbach, Don Bosco - Paige Burke, East - Rebekah Doering, Waterloo Christian- Abby Coselman, West

Columbus High School

Head Coach Kenny Frost presents MVP Katie Conway

Don Bosco High School

MVP Abby Breitbach presented by Head Coach Kerry Merrifield

East High School

Head Coach Ali Rahnavardi presents MVP Paige Burke

Waterloo Christian School

MVP Rebekah Doering presented by Head Coach Julia Taylor

West High School

Head Coach David Hirsch presents MVP Abby Coselman

Special thanks to the 2009 Rotary Volleyball Committee: Julie Hayes, Gregg Humble, Marty Stoakes, Frank Esser, Barb Prather.   Thanks to Tom Arthur for all photographs,
and Mason Fromm for webpage.

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