Player of the Week: Lindsey Keenan
When the Lake Region volleyball team needs a point, they can count on one of their aces — Lindsey Keenan.
“Lindsey has worked very hard in our practices and has provided great leadership for the rest of our team as one of our captains,” Lake Region varsity volleyball Coach Ryan Shible said. “Lindsey has displayed great ability as one our setters, opposite of Catherine Christiansen, consistently getting sets to our hitters for successful attacks.”
Lindsey has also contributed greatly with her skillfully placed serves, and is now averaging about five aces a game.
“Lindsey has done a great job of anticipating the other team’s plays, and as a result, has been able to make many great digs/saves in our games, which has helped our team make crucial side-outs in our matches this season,” Coach Shible said.
In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Lindsey is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.
The Keenan File
Name: Lindsey Keenan
Year in School: Junior
Parents: David and Amy Keenan
Sports you play: Volleyball, indoor track and lacrosse
School organizations: Varsity Club
Why did you choose to play volleyball? I wanted to try something new and volleyball seemed challenging and fun. I fell in love with the sport from day one.
What is the most difficult part of the game? The hardest part is anticipating where you think the ball is going to go. You always need to be on your toes.
What do you enjoy the most about volleyball? I love being part of such an amazing team with a great group of girls on and off the court.
What do you feel you need to work on and why? I feel like I need to work on my hits from anywhere on the court.
Why is teamwork important? Like most sports, you can’t win without everyone working together.
What is the biggest impact your coach has had on you? I couldn’t have asked for better coaches throughout my high school career. They’ve taught me how to become a more selfless, hardworking player.
How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want people to see me as an athlete who doesn’t quit, and always give 100% regardless the score.
Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will definitely remember the special bonds I made with my teammates and coaches, along with making playoffs for the first time in volleyball and lacrosse history.