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Volleyball Teammates Leave as  “Forever Friends”

Four Lady Cougars finished up their careers with MVNU volleyball this season after a loss to top-seeded Marian University in the Crossroads League Tournament.

All of the seniors reflected upon their four years at MVNU with pride.

“Playing sports at MVNU has been the most amazing college experience I have ever had,” Bryte said. “Being a part of this team gave me automatic friends as a freshman and forever friends as my senior year comes to a close.”

Bryte ended the season with 382 kills, and finished with a career total of 1,068.

“Amazing” is how many of the seniors summed up their time on the volleyball team.

“It’s been incredible. Amazing coach, amazing teammates. I’m beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to play here,” said libero Ashley Gingerich.

Gingerich reached a milestone this season with 785 digs, finishing with a career total of 2,120 digs.

Middle hitter Mariah Kick also said playing for the Lady Cougars has been “an amazing experience.”

Kick is thankful to have a team and coach that supports her every day.

“Not everyone gets to experience sports on a collegiate level, but I’m thankful I had the opportunity,” Kick said

Middle hitter Alyson Near credited her “unforgettable experience” with the Cougars not only to playing the sport she loves, but to the memories she formed with the team.

Her coaches and teammates have “cultivated an environment that holds God first as they strive to bring us experiences that we won’t forget,” Near said. “We have gone places we never dreamt we would with the people we love most.”

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