Volleyball Seniors Celebrate Senior Night


Photo by Natalie Drouhard

During senior night, senior Karley Mooneyham is given a gift by junior Kyla Echelberry and sophomore Kenzie Wenke. “I feel bittersweet because I’m pretty done with high school, but I loved volleyball and have played it for a long time,” Mooneyham said.

Written by Tatum Wykes, photo editor

On Oct. 15, senior volleyball players Kelly Doffing, Karley Mooneyham, Madison Pauly and Taylor Schulte were given gifts by juniors and varsity players Karlie Biehler, Lizzy Curry, Kyla Echelberry and Tatum Wykes; sophomores and varsity players Lauren Mercer and Kenzie Wenke and sophomore and JV player Cassidy Beal. These gifts have been a long-lasting tradition representing love and thanks for all the seniors’ hard work. The gifts contain cards with a small written notes from all of the players, along with candy and balloons. 

“It makes me sad knowing it’s the last time we will be able to share the memories we love the most on the court,” Curry said.

Head coach April Zoglmann honors these seniors before their last home game of the season. She incorporates pink night in support of breast cancer awareness month. After she honors them, the seniors go on to play their last game of the night. The last game of the night was against the Garden Plain Owls, with the Owls taking home the win. The first match was a close one with a score of 17-25. The night ended with the second match score of 9-25. 

“This class of volleyball seniors is a very laid back bunch, sometimes too laid back. They don’t allow things to get them too riled up and know how to stay calm, especially when things aren’t going as planned. The talent from this group of seniors will be missed and a few spots will be difficult to replace. They’ve done a good job of helping me prepare the younger players for the future,” Zoglmann said.

With this being their last game, the seniors fought very hard and tried to hold the Owls until the end. Even though they couldn’t hold them, the seniors still held their heads high and left with pride. 

“I felt happy, but also sad because it was my last home game ever,” Mooneyham said.