Brookfield Central had an awesome 2017 season earning the #1 seed going into their sectional and advancing to the sectional final. But, the hard work did not start there. It started in the tough practices and dedication put in by…
Brookfield Central had an awesome 2017 season earning the #1 seed going into their sectional and advancing to the sectional final. But, the hard work did not start there. It started in the tough practices and dedication put in by coaches and players. Throughout their season they chipped away at some major teams beating Brookfield East, DSHA, and Arrowhead (all WVCA state coaches poll #1 ranked teams during the past season). They also shared the Greater Metro Conference Championship title, the first in their schools history.
This talented team brought home some major wins in 2017 and hopes to bring the heat again in 2018 with some extremely talented returning players and leaders:
Maddie Weker (Class of 2020, Outside Hitter) was a 6 rotation outside hitter for BC. Her consistency on the court aids in the fluidity of both her team’s offense and defense. Coach Scott Spiess describes her as an “anchor on serve receive” and is “excited to see how she handles an even larger role on our team this season.” In 2017 she had 210 kills and 377 digs.
Cat Uczen (Class of 2021, Libero) had her season cut short by a broken finger near the end of the season, but was an instrumental player for her team up until that point. Cat is a great utility player who could be utilized in several different positions for the Lancers. She has incredible court awareness and can read the game extremely well. Before her injury, this freshman contributed 287 digs, 25 aces, and 321 service receptions.
Amanda Mueller (Class of 2019, Middle Blocker) is a third year returning varsity player. As a senior she will “be looked upon to have a larger leadership role” (Coach Spiess). Amanda is an extremely hard worker who led the Lancers in blocks in 2017 putting up an impenetrable wall 75 times. She also added 110 kills to her impressive season resume. Amanda is a definite leader for the Lancers and is sure to impress coming into the 2018 season.
While these three players made an impressive impact on their team, the Lancers focus is on TEAM. Looking forward they hope to utilize their returning players to foster a positive chemistry on the court that will lead them to improve every time they step onto the court. It is crucial for them to remain competitive, specifically within their strong conference and Coach Spiess hopes to “accomplish something we’ve never done before.”