season outlook First of all, the Western Conference is very strong this year so no matter what I believe or say about KVCC’s strengths, it’s all relative to how strong our opponents are. However, with that said, I believe that this year’s team is a very balanced team. Our attackers are tall, strong and are excellent hitters. In volleyball, height is an asset, our front row can average 6’0” so one of our primary strengths will be blocking. We have a blend of freshmen and sophomore defenders who, as a group, Coach PhilWilson have great court vision and pass and serve receive as well as any team I have coached at KVCC. It’s always nice to have and an experienced collegiate setter but we don’t; however, both setters have good athletic abilities, are strong, have a desire to learn, and are talented. As we progress through the season they will mature and lead the team on the court. 2
Winning a match, conference title, or going to the Nationals requires a lot of intangibles to come into alignment. We must be relatively injury free, all players must be willing to sacrifice during the season, attitudes must remain positive, individual and team goals must be compatible, and sometimes we just need to be fortunate. When you walk into the gym during practice the first thing you’re struck with is the enthusiasm of the team. Individuals have commented that when they’re down the hall outside of the gym they hear the team communicating loudly. If I were to mention one characteristic of the team it would be their tenacity and relentless pursuit to keep the ball in play. The heart of our defense is our defensive specialists. They are the vocal leaders of our team. Their positive talk and “never give up” attitude inspires the rest of the team. This year’s Cougar team will be fun to watch. It’s very evident when you watch them that they enjoy playing volleyball. They work hard and have fun while playing the game they love.
ChristinaBrown Parents John & Laurie Brown Position Outside hitter Height 5’8” Year Freshman High School Loy Norrix
HannahWilliams Abilities Great vertical, Very quick, Excellent passer, Outside attacker High School Highlights MVP 2 years, Captain 3 years, All Conference 2 years, Academic honors
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AlyssaO’Neal Parents Gary & Cheryl O’Neal Position Defensive specialist Height 5’5” Year Sophomore High School Lakeshore
Parents Rick & Sue Williams Position Defensive specialist Height 5’7” Year Sophomore High School Delton Kellogg
Abilities Excellent pass & serve receive, Floor leader, Anticipates play well, Great court vision High School Highlights Volleyball, Basketball & Track 4 years, All State in Volleyball & Track, Captain, Academic All State
RachelZeider Abilities Good passer, Good court vision, Team leader, Vocal High School Highlights MVP, All conference, Captain, Honor roll
Parents Scott & Kathy Zeider Position Middle blocker Height 6’3” Year Freshman High School Niles
Abilities Excellent blocker, Commands the net, Good attacker High School Highlights Volleyball, Tennis & cheerleading, MVP, Captain, High honors
TylierBookout Parents Karri & Robert Stauuffer Position Outside hitter Height 5’9” Year Freshman High School St. Joseph
KatelynWilliams Abilities Great vision on the court, Strong Defense, Excellent vertical, Left side attacker High School Highlights 4 years HS varsity, Captain, All Conference, All Region
Abilities Excellent passer, Good court vision, Good court positioning, Vocal court leader High School Highlights All City, All Conference, All region, Captain
KathrynSnyder Parents Gordon & Linda Reay Position Outside hitter Height 5’11” Year Freshman High School St. Joseph
Parents Jeff & Mary Williams Position Defensive specialist Height 5’6” Year Sophomore High School Battle Creek Lakeview
AshleyWolthuis Abilities Excellent serve, All around player, May play multiple front row positions, Good attacker High School Highlights All district, All conference, Volunteer volleyball coach
Parents Tom & Tami Wolthuis Position Outside hitter Height 6’0” Year Sophomore High School Schoolcraft
Abilities Ace hitter, Good all around player, Team leader, Excellent blocker High School Highlights Captain, State Class C Champion, All State 1st team 2 years, All Conference
KendraFein Parents Kim & Pat Fein Position Right side Height 6’0” Year Sophomore High School Hopkins
KatieJazayeri Abilities Very good attacker, Left handed, Excellent blocker, Alternate setter High School Highlights Volleyball & Basketball 4 years, All Conference, All Region, 4.0 GPA in high school
Parents Thomas & Tonya Jazayeri Position Middle blocker Height 6’0” Year Freshman High School Otsego
Abilities Excellent all-around player, Very good blocker, Can attack all sets, Excellent court vision High School Highlights All Conference, All Region, Captain 2 years, MVP
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MollyWarren Parents Steve & Sue Warren Position Setter Height 5’7” Year Freshman High School Cheboygan
AdrienneLandingham Abilities Very good hands, Plays excellent defense, Good court vision High School Highlights Captain, All Conference, SAC player of the year, All Region, All State
Parents John & Liz Landingham Position Setter Height 5’9” Year Freshman High School Kalamazoo Central
Abilities Good court quickness, Good blocker, Good hands, Excellent court awareness High School Highlights Captain, Student tutor, Student Ambassador
KaylenHumes Parents Ralph & Pamela Humes Position Middle blocker Height 5’11” Year Freshman High School Portage Northern
Abilities Excellent blocker, Quick, Middle attacker, Positive High School Highlights All Conference, MVP, Academic honors
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