Legacy varsity volleyball has completed just three seasons, and senior Whitney Thomas has been there for all of them.
And her coach Jenn Astle says the senior outside hitter has always been a dependable offensive weapon.
"She's always been that safe place for us in the past," Astle said. "This year I think that our setters have a little bit more of a balance to who they're trusting on the floor. I think that helps her a little bit."
It helps quite a bit, because Thomas already handles a tough spot on the court.
"Your left side is going to have to be able to run in and pick up a lot of tips in the center of the court and read on defense," Astle explained. "But then they have to get all the way back outside the volleyball court to be able to hit."
Thomas also had to take on a bigger leadership role this year, which included learning how to be more vocal.
"The seniors from last year really helped me develop throughout the years," Thomas said. "They talked a lot, so it helped me talk a lot. And now this year, I felt like I had to step in the role they had."
It was a lot of responsibility for one season, but Thomas says she loved every second.
"I think that's special to me because then [with] these players coming up, I know that I made an impact in their life," Thomas said.
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