Lady Jeffs end volleyball season to tough team

The Lady Jeffs volleyball team ended their season on Monday evening to the Syracuse Rockets in the subdistrict opener. The Jeffs faced a tough opponent with a record of 19-1. The Jeffs were only able to go three sets with the Rockets, in the first set only trailing by a few points. The scores of the three sets were 16-25, 7-25, 10-25. The Lady Jeffs ended their season with a 7-22 record

The Lady Jeffs record did not define the team in the slightest. The Jeffs played with some of the best teams in the state, including Superior, Thayer Central, and Syracuse. The team had some strong young hitters and blockers on the team that are looking forward to building the program for the future seasons.

“I think this year we overcame a lot of things and finally started working together and having fun towards the end (of the season),” Junior Karly McCord said.

Emily Huss ’23 led the team with 159 kills and 62 blocks, making her an important asset to the team. Allison Davis ’23 had a mean serve and was able to lead the Jeffs with 33 serving aces. Mikya Lierman ’23 led the team in both in digs and assists. Lierman had 167 digs and 422 assists. Alyse Petersen ’23 led the team with a total of 256 receptions.

“I think the team improved on being flexible in positions that they weren’t always comfortable with,” Senior Briaunna Knothe said.

Seven seniors will be leaving the program this year. Those seniors include Jordan Arner, Briaunna Knothe, Leah Moyer, Mikwena Lierman, Camryn Wisnieski, Taylor Gustafson, and Taryn Arnold. With seven seniors leaving the team will need to fill some leadership roles on the team and continue to build their skills.