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2023 End of Season Recap WCA Knights Volleyball

By Missy Foslien 12/04/2023, 12:00am CST

There’s more to a high school volleyball season than August through October.

Summer 2023- All summer we had been preparing for the season.  We had several practices through June and July, usually two per week. We went to three breakdown tournaments. We attended team camp at UND.  We knew going into the season we would be without one of our key outside hitters this year.  We also were without Sophie Sanstead in the libero position as her shoulder surgery put her out of commission until mid-September.  We also knew we were going to have some changes in coaching staff, as Assistant Coach Naomi Moerke stepped down and Coach Lauren Beyer would be going on maternity leave. Another blow to our program was Whitney Westrom’s broken arm in July, as a middle blocker/hitter, we were going to need to replace her for a while!  Freshman Jaclynn Nelson, stepped up to fill the middle role and a few players stepped in to help us figure out our missing libero/defensive specialist position too. I don’t know what led me to announce at our parent/player meeting back on Aug. 7th, that this season was going to be special, but it came out and I just believed it would be.