Out On Top
Warren’s Sitler named D10 volleyball all-star
It seems like only yesterday Jordan Sitler put on a Beaty Warren Middle School volleyball T-shirt to play for coach Mike Dolan.
Six seasons later, Sitler has been named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 10 First Team as a Warren Area High School senior.
“I’d like to congratulate Jordan for her well-deserved recognition,” said Dolan, Warren’s head coach. “She has worked extremely hard throughout her high school career and it has shown as she has developed into one of the best middles in the district.”
Jordan first met Coach Dolan even before junior high when in fifth grade she joined the Jamestown Area Volleyball Association in New York.
“I’m very pleased that someone of her terrific character who has represented Warren volleyball so well through the years has been given this honor,” Dolan added. “It is also a tribute to her teammates overall play and her growth as a player as she improved from second-team all-district last season. Her leadership and abilities will be missed next season, but the culture she helped foster will be carried forward. We’re all very proud of her accomplishments.”
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Sitler, a 5-10 middle hitter, ended her high school career with 10 kills and three blocks in a 3-0 loss to eventual District 10 champion Conneaut. A four-year starter, she had 670 kills, good for third on the Dragons career kills list. The Pitt-Bradford commit also passed the 100 block plateau for her career with 102.
“If you asked Jordan how many career kills she had, she’d have no clue,” said her father, Jon. “All she has ever wanted to do is whatever she could to help her team win, and whatever she could to make her coaches and teammates proud of her. Her mom and I have always been more proud of the person and young woman she has grown to become than the numbers.”
The lone remaining starter of seven that helped the Dragons win the program’s first District 10 volleyball title in 2018, Sitler had 160 kills in an 8-10 COVID-delayed 2020 season.
The tears were flowing as she left the Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium court for the final time, reflecting on the relationships she has built over her high school years, and the fact the Dragons were even able to play.
“I’m proud of all that my team and teammates have accomplished over the past four years,” said Jordan. “It’s been an honor to play for and with this group of coaches and teammates, every teammate. Even more so, it’s been fun. While I’m sad to leave, I’m excited about the opportunity to play for coach (Tom) Roof and Pitt-Bradford.”
Warren is two seasons removed from a 36-3-5 season in which they advanced to the PIAA Class 3A championship match.
Sitler was named to the PVCA All-District 10 3A First Team along with Anna Bayer, Sr., RS, Fort LeBouef; Karlee Berchtold, Jr., RS, Villa Maria; Rylee Jones, Jr., Libero, Conneaut; Cassidy Snider, Sr., OH, Conneaut; and, Mia Sorensen, Jr., MH, Meadville.
The Second Team included Aniyah Anders, Sr., OH, Hickory; Lauren Dahn, Jr., OH, Fort LeBoeuf; Kaylee Mattera, So., OH, Conneaut; Kayle Seidel, Sr., OH, General McLane; Kasey Smith, Jr., MH, Villa Maria; and, Ella Stewart, Jr., OH, Meadville.