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Girls' Varsity Volleyball
The first Lady Mustang varsity volleyball team took to the court in 2002 under the direction of Denison Sager. This is their 11th season of playing the game of bump-set-spike, and are now ably led by Coach Codi Jahn.
The team has been one of the top four teams at tournament for each of the last six years. They played in the MAUC Championship game in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, bringing home the first place trophy in 2007. Midland played in the semifinals again this year, losing 25-20 and 25-19 to College View. Congratulations to Camille Darrell and Addison Murray for their 1st Team award, and to Sarai Rodriguez for her 2nd Team award.
Volleyball is just a more intense game of "Don't let the balloon touch the floor"
Notes from the Coach
Thoughts on the Season
Having lost our power hitter and a strong middle blocker last year, I was interested to see what girls would step up this season. We had several rise to the occasion. Overall, we are a better passing team than last year, And we're hitting the ball well. Most impressive, I would say though, has been our serving. We have done a good job this season serving aggressively, and hitting serving zones. Our opponents have struggled to serve receive our servers, and several coaches have commented on what a great serving team we are.
I am extremely proud of our team and everything we've accomplished this year. The girls are focused, dedicated, and willing to work hard in practice.
Although we lost both JV and Varsity, we did some things very well, and won some big volleys. Centerplace passed well and served very aggressively. We had small mistakes that we would have had to clean up if we were going to win either match. Overall, we played well it was a good end to our season and way to catapult us into tournament.
We lost the JV game in three - won the first and lost the second two. The whole way through we seemed to be playing just a step behind, and as we lost volleys, we lost confidence. We struggled in serve receive and overall it looked to me we never got in a groove and played our game.
The varsity game was never truly a close game, we had control from the very beginning. We served the ball extremely well, missing no more than two serves per set, all while hitting the serving zones that the coaches were calling for them. Our serving gave us the confidence we needed to execute the other parts of our offense and defense well. We hit well, and passed the ball well too. Overall, I was very pleased with how the girls played this game.
Because we were up by such a large margin, everyone was able to get at least a few minutes of playing time in the varsity game, and everyone stepped up for the occasion.
Our first game agains KCCS went good; they were a great team, we were well matched with them. We won the first game 25-23, after coming back from an 18-23 deficit. The second set we lost 18-25, the third we won 15-11. We battled well and were mentally tough. I was really impressed at our ability to keep our head in the game even when we were losing.
|Codi Jahn||Head Coach|
|Brittany Sallee||Asst. Coach|
2012 Coach Biographies
Codi Jahn, Head Coach: Coach Codi Jahn returns as head coach for her fourth season after serving as an asst. coach in 2008. Her wealth of volleyball knowledge, loads of energy, and plenty of enthusiasm will serve the team well. In high school, Coach Jahn played varsity VB at Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado. She also played with the Union College Warriors during college.
Brittany Sallee, Assistant Coach: Coach Sallee to the Kansas City area last year with her husband and opened a chiropractic practice in Overland Park. She will be spending her second year with the Mustangs as an assistant coach. In high school, she played as setter at College View Academy and then played with the Union College Warriors as libero during college.
Katie Tucker, Scorekeeper: Katie returns for her fourth year as our scorekeeper. Since she's a senior, we are going to enjoy her last year with the team as much as possible!