Lady Texans senior playing quiet leadership role

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One of the stalwarts of the Northwest volleyball team this season, Kelsi King has become a quiet leader and reliable component of a playoff-caliber team.

Northwest has been among the top four squads in the 4-5A standings since the beginning of district competition, and King's steady play is one of the reasons why.

“She plays opposite sides, and she's been really successful,” coach Dayna Horak said. “She's kept us in the last couple of games when the other hitters were off. We can go to Kelsi, and she manages to find a way to put the ball down and score points and she’s got a good block. She goes over the hitters, and she’s got such a long reach that she can go up and over the block with her attack.”

King said she is pleased with how the season has gone for the Lady Texans and said she feels the team is continuing to improve.

“We’ve actually come a long way,” King said. “At the beginning of the season, we were kind of nervous, but now we’re working together as a team and we’re playing hard and we’re working really hard.”

King said she embraces the role of a dependable player, but she is quick to give credit to her teammates, as well.

“I mean, everyone’s dependable and all of the hitters can be depended on whenever you put them in, and you know that anyone is going to put the ball away,” King said.

The Northwest senior said that she has objectives for this season, both individually and as part of the team.

“As a team, we want to get to the playoffs and make it pass the first round of the playoffs and hopefully end up, like, winning district,” King said. “Individually, I just want to get a lot of kills and be able to help lead my team.”

Horak said she relies on King to play her part for the team's success and said that she is exactly the kind of player a team needs to make the postseason.

“She’s just kind of a quiet leader on the court,” Horak said. “She's very passionate and really plays hard.”

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