Volleyball is in the middle of one of its best seasons yet, going undefeated in nine matches and sweeping the Great Falls Tournament.
The senior heavy team is set for taking on many great opponents for this season and the upcoming years.
Head coach Erin Keffler said, “We just want to stay at our level no matter who we’re playing.”
Keffler believes the team has a shot at being state champs this season. She feels their greatest strength is their “thickness as a team. We have a lot of hammer to go at each team, we have an amazing back row, we have really good depth when it comes to our setting, and the well-roundedness and athletic ability of our team” truly sets them apart from the AA field.
As the team aims high they still realize that they always have room for improvement. “Honestly we’d really like to improve on our blocking, it’s something we’ve been focusing on and also to continually stay focused through an entire match,” Keffler said.
Aside from their athletic prowess, the team also focuses on student leadership. Varsity captains Tizzy Weida, Kylie Frohlich, and Jorydn Schweyen were able to let us know how they keep their team focused.
“We’re usually a really focused team, but sometimes we try to not let things bother us, so we have to remind ourselves let’s play our game all the time,” Weida said.
The team doesn’t just focus on their playing, they help each other stay focused on and off the court. “On the court we have all these different handshakes between different players, those are a lot of fun, and off the court we just try to hang out as much as we can,” Frohlich said.
Agreeing, Schweyen added, “We’ll always go and have dinner together, then we spend lots of time together, play games like fugitive, and go over to someone’s house before a game and buy or make stuff to throw to the crowd.”
Though it is the last season, the seniors really want to leave a legacy for years to come. Setter Chelsea Bone said she wants to “leave a legacy of commitment and passion. I want other girls to see that varsity is about passion and that to play the games with the girls you love, you have to show it.”