Senior leads volleyball team to districts

Some players become burnt out from playing a sport for a long time. However, this is not the case for senior Brooklyn Varner, as she cannot get enough of playing volleyball.

Varner has played volleyball competitively for six years and is the current co-captain of the girls’ volleyball team, along with senior Hannah Woelfling.

“As captain, I am able to be a leader by giving feedback to the other players and coaches,” said Varner.

With new coaches and a few new player additions, the team has needed to adjust to the changes.

“We have not been as good as we could have been this season,” said Varner. “There were a lot of games we weren’t able to pull out with wins.”

Varner gives credit for her successful high school volleyball career to her father, her cousin Terry Hutchinson, her former coach Chad Nolan and her teammates.

“I am really lucky for the support system that I have,” said Varner. “[My father] has made me a well-rounded player and he really pushes me to be my best.”

As far as Varner’s future volleyball career goes, she plans to major in occupational therapy at Alvernia University. There, she will participate in Alvernia’s new volleyball program.

“Alvernia was exactly what I imagined in a college campus, nice and small,” said Varner.

Varner is looking forward to playing a district game Oct. 27 and hopes to add a district win to her list of accomplishments for her senior season.

“I really hope we will be able to play together as a team, even if we have to compensate for the missing players,” said Varner.

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