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Prep girls tennis: Peers vote Madison Edgewood’s Jamey Vorlander Division 2 coach of the year

November 4, 2016

The Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association selected Madison Edgewood coach Jamey Vorlander as the 2016 Division 2 girls tennis coach of the year in a vote of his peers.

Vorlander, who works in Colorado as a tennis professional, took over late in the season after Tod Lacey resigned. The Crusaders won the Badger Conference tournament title, a sectional championship and claimed their second consecutive WIAA Division 2 state team championship. Edgewood defeated Stevens Point Pacelli 7-0 in the state semifinal and Eau Claire Regis 7-0 in the state final.

Seniors Maddie Molitor and Abby Fox won the Division 2 doubles title at the individual state tournament. Senior Emma Sango was third in Division 2 singles and senior Jessica Inman was sixth. “We are so thankful for a coach like Jamey who came out of his way to coach our team,” Molitor said.

During the regular season, Edgewood was 16-0 and won the Badger South. The Crusaders finished third at the Neenah Invitational and the Glendale Nicolet Sweet 16.

The WHSTCA selected Milwaukee Ronald Reagan coach Eli Kelley as the 2016 Division 1 girls tennis coach of the year in a vote of his peers.

The Huskies won the City Conference for the first time in 20 years, unseating long-time winner Milwaukee King.

Ronald Reagan’s team also displayed excellent sportsmanship in victory or defeat and is a testament to Kelley, according to the WHSTCA