Posted On: 09/24/21 9:30 AM

Normally, you don't hear me saying anything about myself in these articles, but this calls for a special circumstance. I've been wanting to write this story about Kaia Barnett for a long time. So, what inspired the push now? My father and I were watching Bowling Green High School play Greenwood High School in the first round of district play, and Kaia Barnett, starting stud setter for BG, runs to the bench, lays out, and bump sets this ball all the way back to the outside pin with a dime of a set. If you know Ken Marshall, he's what I call the "GOAT" of volleyball and a hard man to impress, yet his eyes were just staring at the court and his mouth wide open. I knew it was time that Kaia Barnett's name needed to be heard. 

Barnett first started playing volleyball in the 2nd grade, and her mother, Allyson Barnett, was actually the Bowling Green High School head coach at the time. According to Kaia, her passion for the game all started because of her mom's love for it as well. "I look up to my mom who has raised

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