Maddy Wells ran the show for Waverly!

Posted On: 08/28/20 11:41 AM

It was a thrilling opening day of volleyball action across Nebraska, and it was largely led by experienced senior stars. Should we be surprised?

Volleyball fans understand that teams often start a little rusty in the first match of the season. However, the individual performances I saw from these seniors on Thursday showed one thing: experience creates consistency.

Let’s meet the veteran leaders who stepped up on day one as the 2020 season got underway!


Jill WebberJillWebber5'5" | DSMillard West | 2021StateNE - 5’6 L - Millard West

The Wildcats’ serve receive was undoubtedly centered around Webber on Thursday. It’s clear why this was the case, too, as this skilled libero handled tough passes like a pro. It was impossible to miss the way she took the reins of the defense, especially when stepping in front of her hitters to make the first contact. Millard West’s offensive success had a lot to do with Webber’s work in the back row, and that’s what truly defines a great libero.


Bridget Smith - 5’8 S - Millard West

The precise ball control of Millard West doesn’t stop with Webber. Indeed, senior setter Bridget Smith led the Wildcats offense with the kind of

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