The Whitewater Varsity Volleyball Squad (5-1 conference, and 16-6 overall) hosted Jefferson for Senior Night and swept the Eagles 25-17, 25-9, 25-4.
The Whippets highlighted seniors Sierrah Allen, Cristal Verduzco (Manager), Caroline Skindingsrude, Jenna Pope, CC Alexander, Cali Kopecky, Caleigh Yang, and Kindyl Kilar.
Coach Kilar kicked off the night by honoring the Jefferson seniors and presenting them with a small gift saying, “Please accept this small token of our appreciation to the dedication of the seniors on the Jefferson team, and know that the Whippets wish you the best of luck in your future!”
Turning attention to the Whippet seniors, Kilar continued, “I wanted to share how much this group has meant to me. Taking over as head coach came as a bit of surprise. But as I reflect on how the season has gone so far, that surprise has quickly turned into such a blessing.
I’ve gotten to experience growing with this crew, helping them develop into awesome volleyball players, but most importantly, I have been able to watch in awe of what great humans they are. This senior class has led by example in the classroom, on the court, and in the community. They have shared their love of the game with each one of us in the gym.
It’s been great being able to watch them grow as an assistant coach over the years, and it has been a true honor to become their head coach in their final season. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that each one of these young women will go on and do great things after they graduate from Whitewater High School. Seniors, we wish you the absolute best as you complete your final high school year, and we thank you for leaving this volleyball program better, because you have been part of it!”
The Whippets then took to the court and ran off three straight set wins against the Eagles. All the seniors led the way with their play on the court, and statistical leaders included Kindyl Kilar with a double-double of 14 kills and 10 aces, Calli Grosinske with 12 assists, and Caleigh Yang with 8 digs.
This is simply a great TEAM. They are all in for each other and it shows every night as they leave it all on the court!
Article and Photos Submitted by Mary Kilar
Whitewater High School Head Volleyball Coach