Experience is the Key for Volleyball


Spike It: Middle hitter Jennifer Brendel (11) spike the ball over the net. Brendel is third on the team with 112 kills this season.

Last season, the OHS girls volleyball team had only one senior on the team. However, this year, the team has six returning seniors who all played constant minutes a year ago.

Seniors Danielle Breeher, Annie Leonard, Carissa Schmidt, Sarah Stepp, Abby Ullo, and Jen Wolken all played last year, and are ready for a huge year.

“Experience is key at the end of games, where we need to finish games,” Jen Wolken (12) said. “Having six seniors as well as juniors who played good minutes last year will help us immensely.”

The experience has shown thus far. Through the first twelve games, the team has played and won five nail biters, separated by only five points each including a huge win in a close game against conference foe Lafayette. The game was close throughout but the team was able to sneak away with a series win improving their record to 10-3.  OHS is now 21-4.

Stepp agreed with Wolken, saying “our experience to finish games will be huge down the stretch.”

This is the year that the Tigers have been waiting for. Almost all of the players currently playing have played consistent minutes with varsity over the years.

The Tigers have two games remaining until disctricts which begin on Oct. 24.

“The perfect senior year for us six, would be to win state,” Breeher said.