Volleyball makes school history

Skylar Radford, Staff Writer

Varsity volleyball made Liberty history, placing eighth in State, second in Districts, and winning multiple individual awards.

The lady Patriots’ first playoff game on November 14 brought a 3-0 loss to Burlington, which was followed by a 3-1 win over Franklin Peirce. The next day, the team lost 3-0 to East Valley then battled back to win 3-2 over Ellensburg.

“It’s a completely different team this year, and a good one to go to playoffs with,” head coach Trina Christenson said. “It’s a team that you don’t know what’s going to happen, and they will go out there and do amazing things.”

Senior Shea O’Brien won all league MVP and First Team All-League, junior Kenna Hanses won Second team All-League, and juniors Kayla Wiscomb and Hayley Ho won Honorable Mention.

The team didn’t know what to expect for its playoff games with new teams to compete against from 2A. Christenson said that going into this blind didn’t faze anyone, and practices brought an intense new energy to Liberty’s volleyball game. The players are proud of how they played and eager for next season.

“We are definitely a better team this year,” O’Brien said. “The freshmen quickly adapted to our game and are a big part of the team. They support and challenge each other, always helping one another grow into even better players.”