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December 10, 2018

Emily Holterhaus on 2018 volleyball

Q: How does it feel to be one of the senior leaders?

A: “I’m a captain for the varsity volleyball team.  The captains and I have to talk to officials before games. A responsibility of mine is to make sure the rest of the team knows where to be and what time. I have leadership on the court to make sure the team is focused.”

Q: What position do you play and how do you play that position?

A: “I play middle hitter, but I can play all around. As middle hitter, I have to block and hit fast tempo balls.”

Q: What’re your teams strengths and weaknesses?

A: “A strength is that we connect really well off the court and enjoy being with each other. Our team has lots of skill. A weakness is having court awareness and knowing what to do with the ball.”

Q: Do you plan on playing volleyball in college? Have you committed to a school?

A: “The first signing date is November 14. I chose UNI because the coaching staff cares about their athletes and the success of the team. I am familiar with school because my parents and siblings all went there. I do plan on playing volleyball in college. The volleyball team is very competitive, and they have been in the NCAA tournament in recent years.”

About Drake Beard,

Drake Beard is a Junior at Pella High School and this is his third year on the Pelladium Staff. Drake enjoys playing soccer and cruising in his Ford Fusion. If he isn't in school, you'll find him eating asian food at home.