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Volleyball season’s end: ‘Everyone did their best’

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Volleyball season’s end: ‘Everyone did their best’

Eighth-grader Maci Perkins serves over the net.

Eighth-grader Maci Perkins serves over the net.

-photo by Sydney Stout

Eighth-grader Maci Perkins serves over the net.

-photo by Sydney Stout

-photo by Sydney Stout

Eighth-grader Maci Perkins serves over the net.

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello and Mathias Alling, Staff writers

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Our WSMS Volleyball team prepare for an outstanding game against the opponent.

With the volleyball season’s end, each team had several wins underneath their belt. The seventh-graders, who had their first year of school volleyball, had many wins, and the returning eighth-graders are doing just the same.

As a final statement for their last season in middle school, the eighth-grade A team competed in the district championship. They made it all the way to the final game without losing any of their games. Curtis, the leopards’ rival, was the final challenge for the leopards to overcome, and they did it with a decisive win. With that win over Curtis, the middle school A team left their mark.

Volleyball is led by several coaches at Willow Springs. Two of them are  Esther Vanover and Mary Ellen Burns.  Burns is also the Willow Springs girls’ athletic coordinator and is a seasoned coach in many sports.  Vanover has been a volleyball coach for six years, and she has been playing for even longer.  She brings experience to the court, yet has expectations for each player, she said.

“Everyone came and did their best,” said Vanover. “That’s all that a coach can ask of their athletes.”

She said she is pleased with the season overall.

Although they were seventh-graders, a lot of the players already had some experience with volleyball. They were excited to share their skills and love of volleyball with their teammates. Playing volleyball is one simple goal that is shared throughout the team, but making friends is something else that many of the players strived for.

“I’ve played volleyball in past years and thought it would be a good experience,” seventh-grade Lily Card said. “I have always wanted to be part of the Willow Springs team and make new friends and have new relationships.”

Along with some new eighth-graders, the school also has some players returning to the court. Because many of them played with each other last year, the team shares a better sense of teamwork. They have made several improvements to their team from last year. The eighth-graders have become a team who can overcome almost any challenge that they face. The leopards know how to win, have won, and they will keep on winning.

“We all work well with each other, and we all love our amazing and wonderful coach,” eighth-grader Maci Perkins said. “We won our Allen open tournament on Saturday, September 16, beating Prosper and Rogers who we lost to last year.”

Coaches and students alike were both excited for the season. Whether it’s because they’re meeting new people, seeing each other again, or just plain having fun. Everybody has their own reason for excitement this season, and all of them are.

“I am very proud of each girl,” said Vanover “we grew a lot, and we’re happy with the results.”

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