There are few players who can boasts credentials like that of the Exeter-Milligan senior volleyball players.
The five seniors on the team have a four-year record of 119-12 entering this week’s state tournament. Since the seniors took the court as freshmen, the Timberwolves have won two titles, going back-to-back in 2009 and 2010, and reached the championship match last season before falling just short of a three-peat.
The seniors — Taylor Erdkamp, Jackie Luzum, Megan Zwickl, Jennifer Pribyl and Malinda Hall — will look to go out on the right note, as Exeter-Milligan opens the Class D-1 state tournament 9 a.m. Thursday against Howells-Dodge at Grand Island Central Catholic.
There’s no question what these players have done is impressive, but it’s the nature of how they’ve done it that really gets to Exeter-Milligan head coach Darcy White.
“I guess what I think is first and foremost, is that we have only had between 10 and 13 players in practice the last four years. They come to practice every day and give me 100 percent,” White said. “They rely on each other so much day in and day out. The girls have really been there for each other the last four years. I guess that’s what I think of most when I look at them, especially these girls wrapping up their careers with all the time and effort they’ve put into everything.”