Five Star Performer - Caitlyn Scott
Adams Central’s Caitlyn Scott surpasses 1,000 career kills
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Our Five Star Performer of the Week goes to Adams Central senior Caitlyn Scott, after she reached 1,000 kills against Doniphan-Trumbull last week.
The four-year starter is the first to reach the milestone in school history, making her the school’s all-time leader in kills.
“I knew I was getting somewhat close, but I had no idea when or how close I was,” Scott said.
That didn’t surprise Adams Central Volleyball Coach Libby Lollman.
“She would be the player who wouldn’t know, because this year she’s not counting kills," Lollman said. "She’s counting wins, because she’s a team player.”
Not only does she hold the career kills record, but also the records for kill in a match and kills in a season.
“It’s a lot of swings, but I couldn’t get those swings without the defense and setter giving me those balls,” Scott said.
She isn’t limited to just swinging away. This season Scott is also tied for the lead in serving aces, and second in digs, blocks and assists.
“All aspects of her game are strong, she’s not just a good hitter, she’s one of our strongest defensive players and servers as well," Lollman said. "So to watch her just grow over the last four years has been so fun, and she’s such a leader and a role model for kids. Whether that’s on the court, in the weight room or in the classroom. We’ve definitely been lucky to have her and we’re sure going to miss her next year.”
The leadership and impact she has brought to the floor helped the team to a school record 18 wins last year. This year they have jumped out to a 10-4 record, putting them on pace to beat that record as well.
“They have their end goals at the end of the year, but they know to get there they have to take it a game at a time and a set at a time," Lollman said. "And that’s the part that they’re doing.”
“We’ve made it further over the past couple years than we have in other years and past history," Scott said. "So we’re trying to keep moving forward and getting closer, and closer, to the end goal.”
Now we will wait and see if Scott and the Patriots can make a run at state for the first time since 1988.
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