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Ambrose Engling, a senior right side hitter from Middleton High School, has been named the 2023 Badger Region/ Frisco Mo Boys High School Volleyball Player of the Year in voting done by Wisconsin boys high school volleyball coaches. The Player of the Year and the All-State Teams are sponsored by the Badger Region Volleyball Association and Frisco Mo Apparel.

Engling was named First-Team All-Big 8 by the conference earlier this year, during which time he had 253 kills, a .346 hitting percentage, 27 service aces, 79 digs and 44 blocks. His Middleton team won the prestigious Whitefish Bay Invitational and both the Big 8 regular season and Big 8 conference tournament. Late in the season, a win over No. 3-ranked Marquette helped Middleton solidify the No. 1 seed in the WIAA State Tournament. Engling was a vital part of leading Middleton to the 2023 WIAA State Championship Nov. 4 in Green Bay. During the team’s state run, Middleton defeated Union Grove, No. 6-ranked Kimberly and No. 2-ranked Arrowhead in the championship.   

The 2023 Gary Sorenson Coach of the Year award was given to Matt Seidl. This season, Seidl led the Papermakers to a third-place finish at State, second place in the Fox Valley Association regular season and a 34-7 record on the season. Kimberly won the FVA Conference Tournament and the Dave Hash Invite at Kaukauna High School earlier this year. Kimberly finished the season ranked sixth in the Badger Region / Frisco Mo Wisconsin Boys High School Top 10 list.

Congratulation to all of this years honorees:

Player of the Year

Ambrose Engling               (Middleton,  Senior, Outside/Right Side Hitter)    

Gary Sorensen Coach of the Year

Matt Seidl                           (Kimberly)

First Team All-State

Charlie Andorfer               (Arrowhead, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Connor Cantrell                (Appleton North, Senior, Setter)
Jack Fitterer                     (Marquette, Senior, Setter)
Matteo Morgano              (Sussex Hamilton, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Miles Von Rueden            (Marquette, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Vinny Coello                      (Catholic Memorial, Senior, Outside Hitter)

Second Team All-State

Brady Koester                    (Kimberly, Senior, Right Side Hitter)
Brody Stuttgen                  (Middleton, Senior, Setter)
Ethan Dassow                   (Arrowhead, Senior, Right Side Hitter)
Ethan Jetzer                       (South Milwaukee Co-op, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Nate Olson                         (Franklin, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Rikhil Patidar                     (Waukesha Fusion, Senior, Outside Hitter)

Third Team All-State

Aleksey Mikhailenko        (Homestead, Sophomore, Outside Hitter)
Danny Torres                     (Nicolet, Junior, Setter)
Dawson Joe                       (Madison Memorial, Senior, Libero/Outside Hitter)
Max Bayer                          (Sussex Hamilton, Senior, Libero/Setter)
Nikko Javier                       (Arrowhead, Senior, Libero) 
Will Mathison                    (Kettle Moraine, Senior, Middle Hitter)

Honorable Mention All-State

Aaron Martin                     (South Milwaukee Co-op, Junior, Setter)
Andrew Laatsch                (Wauwatosa East, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Andrew MacCallum         (Cedarburg, Senior, Libero)
Ben Brinkman                    (Appleton North, Senior, Middle Hitter)
Braden Borchardt             (New Berlin United, Sophomore, Outside Hitter)
Brady Pichler                     (Sussex Hamilton, Senior, Right Side Hitter)
Brady Zell                           (Kettle Moraine, Senior, Setter)
Caden Eichner                   (Union Grove, Junior, Setter)
Carsyn Stringfellow            (Waukesha West, Senior, Right Side Hitter)
Dane Turner                      (Wilmot, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Daniel Kreklow                  (Wauwatosa East, Senior, Setter/Right Side Hitter)
David Warren                    (Brookfield East, Junior, Setter)
Evan Tavera                       (New Berlin, Senior, Libero)
Henry Possell                     (Madison West, Junior, Outside Hitter)
Hudson Dresen                 (Union Grove, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Hudson Sweitzer              (Middleton, Senior, Middle Hitter)
Jack Basarich                     (Catholic Memorial, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Jackson Loewe                  (Fond du Lac, Junior, Outside Hitter)
Jade Breckheimer             (Kaukauna, Senior, Libero)
James Pirocanac               (Burlington, Senior, Middle Hitter)
Justice Koning                      (Madison Memorial, Senior, Middle Hitter)
Liam Jansen                       (Germantown, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Liam Lubkeman                 (Westosha Central, Junior, Middle Hitter)
Liam Robertson                 (Waukesha Fusion, Senior, Setter)
Logan Mainka                    (Pewaukee, Junior, Outside Hitter)
Luke Heberlein                  (Arrowhead, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Matthew Teplin                (Cedarburg, Senior, Setter)
Max Larcheid                     (Marquette, Junior, Middle Hitter)
Max Morgan                      (Pius XI, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Michael Janssen               (Kimberly, Junior, Middle Hitter)
Oakley Griggs                     (Germantown, Junior, Setter/Right Side Hitter)
Oliver Scharnick                (Nicolet, Junior, Right Side Hitter)
Owen Krause                     (Kimberly, Junior, Outside Hitter)
Parker Fraser                     (Franklin, Senior, Setter)
Roberts Osis                        (Nicolet, Junior, Outside Hitter)
Tanner Sindorf                   (Kettle Moraine, Junior, Libero)
Teddy Young                      (Middleton, Senior, Outside/Right Side Hitter)
Tillon Galgan                      (Kenosha Indian Trail, Senior, Outside Hitter)
Tristan Simkowski             (Madison Memorial, Senior, Setter)
Wesley Wilken                  (Wauwatosa East, Senior, Middle Hitter)

About the Badger Region / Frisco Mo All-State list

All athletes must be nominated by their coach and be a member of a First- or Second-Team All-Conference Team for consideration for the Badger Region/Frisco Mo All-State team. Nominations were taken for the All-State list up through Thursday, Nov. 2. Coaches throughout the state voted on the nominations through 9 p.m. Nov. 5.  

Athletes named Player of the Year, First Team, Second Team or Third Team All-State will receive a plaque honoring their achievement as well as a gift from Frisco Mo. Honorable Mention All-State athletes will receive a separate gift from the Badger Region Volleyball Association.

This season, 59 athletes received recognition from the Wisconsin boys high school volleyball coaches in some way. These athletes represented 30 different high schools across the state. Middleton and Arrowhead led the way with All-State honorees with four a piece.

Breakdown by conference:

  • Greater Metro:  12
  • Classic 8:  12
  • Big 8:   8
  • Fox Valley Association: 7
  • Woodland: 6
  • North Shore:   6
  • Southern Lakes: 5
  • Southeast:  3

Have questions about All-State? Contact Brad Kuehl (Nicolet High School) at or Brian Sharkey (Kenosha Indian Trail High School) at

About the Badger Region Volleyball Association

The Badger Region Volleyball Association promotes initiatives for safe, structured and fun life-long volleyball experiences. The vision of the Badger Region is to grow the number of players, coaches, officials, spectators and other volleyball enthusiasts; provide the highest quality volleyball experience in education, training, and competition; and to provide advocacy, support, recognition and administration to the volleyball community. Any high school in Wisconsin that adds boys volleyball will receive up to $1,000 grant from the Badger Region to help offset first-year costs. Visit the Badger Region website at The Badger Region is not affiliated with the WIAA. (

About Frisco Mo

Frisco Mo is a volleyball lifestyle family business focused on having fun, creating great gear and playing volleyball every step along the way. The organization supports the growth of boys volleyball in many ways including offering scholarships to seniors in high school, hosting tournaments, and sponsoring many other programs, athletes and events for the volleyball community. (