Kennedy Krieg volleyball AOW

By Lyndzy Flewelling


Woodbury Central sophomore Kennedy Krieg has been chosen as Volleyball Athlete of the Week by Mrs. Dandurand.

Kennedy plays the position libero and, according to her coach, she has improved a lot throughout the season. Kennedy serves well in games and always has a great attitude, Coach Dandurand explains. Kennedy works hard, and takes extra balls to improve her game. “Kennedy has made great strides in her passing game,” says Coach Dandurand. ”She anticipates where the ball is being hit.” Coach continues that Kennedy “has a great attitude and is willing to make improvements on her game.”


High school Volleyball Athlete of the Week

By Becca Gebel

Madisyn Sampson, a junior at Woodbury Central, was chosen by Mrs. Dandurand for this week’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week. “Madisyn works hard at practice,” Coach Dandurand said. “She has great court awareness.”

Madisyn enjoys her volleyball team and the competitions; she explains, “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

Madisyn was chosen because she had four kills during the River Valley Tournament in a game against Lawton-Bronson. Against Alta-Aurelia, Madisyn contributed six kills and nine assists. Against Siouxland Community Christian, she had six kills, seven assists and 100% serving 7-7. For the tournament Madisyn added four ace serves and two blocks. 



By Shane Funk

Coach Cheri Dandurand chose Woodbury Central junior, Hailee Sleezer as volleyball Athlete of the Week for her six kills in the West Sioux Volleyball Tournament, Sept. 20 in Hawarden.

“Hailee has improved a lot from last year,” said Coach Dandurand. “She is hitting more aggressively.” Coach added that Hailee also had two ace serves, eleven assists and 100% serving against Akron-Westfield. 

Keely SteffenVolleyball Athlete of the Week

By Kyler Christiansen


Woodbury Central’s volleyball coach, Mrs. Danderand, announced junior Keely Steffen as Woodbury Central’s volleyball Athlete of the Week. Mrs. Danderand says, “Keely read the court well against RidgeView.” 

Offensively, Keely had seven kills in the Ridge View game, for a 0.462 kill efficiency. She was also very effective on defense.  “She was able to find the holes in their defense, “Mrs. Dandurand said.

After the game Keely lead Woodbury Central’s team in digs with 12. Mrs. Danderand added, “She dug up a number of hard hits from the Raptors.”