Posted On: 08/7/17 1:44 PM

Last season Grand Island Central Catholic ended the season 26-6 after a heartbreaking loss to Malcolm, the eventual C-1 state runner-up, to get to the state tournament. Fast forward 9 months and they are gearing up to make a run at the state tourney again. Led by past starters Megan Woods and Kamryn Willman, the Crusaders have experienced players returning and will take a back seat to no one this fall.

The Crusaders will most likely begin their season without a key part of their team, however: Kamryn Willman. Willman has been struggling with a blood clot in her right leg. After five angioplasties, the issue seems to be improving, but not completely resolved. Willman said,

"It really challenged me mentally.” Not being able to play because of some medication and risk has given her time to learn a lot about her team. When asked a strength of this upcoming team, Willman said,

“We have very good chemistry and we basically have the same team from last year, since we only lost 3 people.”

Willman is looking forward to the team’s conference tournament this year as it is packed with front running teams such as Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran, and

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