Girls hope play makes up for height
Marion’s girls won’t be the tallest group on the court but hopes to be the most aggressive.
“This season, our goal is to approach each day with a great attitude, great effort, to be coachable, and champions in everything that we do,” coach Jason Hett said.
“The team returns three varsity starters and a good group that got some varsity minutes last season,” Hett said.
“This group will be looked upon to be leaders on the court for us and to set the tone for us in practice and games,” he said.
Marion girls have been practicing offensive and defensive attacks that require each girl to be ready at any moment. Competing for the full 32 minutes in each game while handling any pressure that comes is what they continue to try to be sound at.
“We have to get better at finishing games, quarters, and halves,” Hett said.
“We will look to build on that this season so we can finish down the stretch of games and win.”
Returning starters for Marion are Calli Burkholder, Grace Hett, and Kenna Wesner.
Calli will be looked upon to knock down shots. Grace is being asked to continue to grow as a player and leader and to dominate the court on both offense and defense.
As a freshman last year, Kenna was thrown to the fire but she has continued to get stronger and ready to make this a great season using her athleticism.
Tessa Mendoza and Calliegh Soyez also return. Sophomores Erin Regnier, Scout Redger, Addison Cooper, and Taryn Kraus will battle for a starting spot and provide needed depth.
The team will travel to Goessel to kick off season this Friday.
“This will be a good test for us early, as they will be well-coached and play hard for 32 minutes,” Hett said.
“I think we will come into that game confident in the work we have put in so far and go play like champions.”