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Volleyball seniors wrap up their final season

By PETER MELLING

The curtain fallen on the 2015 volleyball season. Finishing with a 10-13 overall record and a 7-9 conference record, this young team has taken significant steps towards ensuring their contention in the future. This would not have been possible without the participation of the seniors, who mentored the squad’s young players throughout the past two years. The seniors took time to reflect on what their yearbook quote would be, their favorite moment on the team, what they hope to leave behind for future players, and their post-graduation plans.

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Emily Drake ’16

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” Derek Jeter

One of the best memories I have has got to be when we beat Pacific Lutheran University at home this year. We really played as a unit and with confidence and it showed. The feeling right after the game when everyone rushed the court was amazing and I’ll never forget it.

I hope to leave behind the idea that dedication and working harder than everybody else is really the key to success and that there is nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it.

As of right now I plan on getting into social work and seeing if that is the right avenue for me.

Ali Carleton ’16

“Everything is energy. Your thought begins it, your emotion amplifies it and your action increases the momentum.” —Unknown

I have so many wonderful memories from the past four seasons, it is almost impossible to choose just one. From this season; however, beating Pacific Lutheran University at home comes to mind. Not only was that an important milestone for our program, but it was an overall incredible match that included great support from the home crowd as well.

I hope that I have left behind a contribution to the culture that is LC Volleyball. In my time here at LC, the volleyball program has evolved into a truly family-like unit to which I hope I have added a standard of both positivity and high energy.

That’s a tough question. As of right now, I plan on doing some traveling before applying to graduate school.

Isabel Valentine ’16

“Smile through adversity, it confuses people.” and

“Nothing makes sense except for fat cats.”

We flew to New York for our opening tournament my first year here at Lewis & Clark. Unfortunately, in our very first game, at the second point played, I tore my ACL. But at the airport on the way home, 50 Cent came over and touched my knee and asked me what happened.  Although his magic touch didn’t heal me, I felt as if I was at the candy shop and everything would be OK.

I hope to leave behind a sassy sense of fire that inspires incoming and current players to persevere through any obstacle placed in their paths.

After graduation I wanna chill and travel. See the world and make art, eventually I’ll return to reality and head to grad school to become a high school art teacher and volleyball coach.

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