Senior Volleyball Players Reflect on Time Spent Playing

POST GAME: Senior Lady Braves come together after their senior night game against Jackson. Of course, smiles abound because they beat their rivals. “I moved here my junior year and it was hard. But I have loved playing on this team and being able to kick A. I’m glad I was able to fit right in and it seemed like I have been playing with them since we were little shawties,” said Olivia Engelheardt.

Kamryn Thompson, staff writer

With experience comes wisdom, and this year’s Lady Braves are pretty wise.

Star Valley Volleyball has seven seniors this year. Olivia Engleheardt, Kamryn Jenkins, Mckenna Frazier, Whitnee Hale, Amber Milne, Mia Hutchinson, and Gracee Cazier are trying to make the most of their last season and enjoy it as much as they can.

All the volley coaches are new this season. Freshman coach Ali Mackey, sophomore coach Gina Hokanson, JV coach Suni Brown, and varsity coach Brian Toomer are bringing a whole new brand of volleyball to the court this season. These coaches are helping make the seniors’ last season memorable. They hope to have a successful season and do good at regionals and state as the season starts to come to an end.

The girls record this season is 29-9 as of publication and they are ranked fourth in all of Wyoming, first in the Wyoming 4A Southwest quadrant.

On senior night the team played the Jackson Lady Broncs and came out with a win, sweeping them 3-0. On Friday October 29th and Saturday October 30th, the Lady Braves will compete at regionals here in Star Valley. In a rare release time, the student body will be released to watch the first game during fourth hour on Friday.

The Lady Braves seniors are amongst the best in the state at what they do. Kamryn Jenkins,  a team standout, is ranked number one in the state for setting with 627 assists for this season so far while Whitnee Hale is ranked number one in the state for digs, digging up 395 balls so far.

Mckenna Frazier is ranked number three in kills in the state. with 220 current spikes, and Mia Hutchinson is ranked fifth for hitting percentage out of the girls in Wyoming and already has colleges making offers to secure her skills.