May 2016 Player of the Month

web-16-Mike Katie Lukes-15IMG_5564Katie Lukes is the April 2016 Clubwide Player of the Month!

The Tstreet 16-Mike Player of the Month for May is Katie Lukes.  Katie’s focus and leadership serves as an inspiration for our team.  Whether on the court the whole match or coming from the bench, Katie remains engaged and is always ready to contribute.  Improvement isn’t easy or guaranteed and Katie has shown true determination while working through challenges to become a six rotation, go-to player on our team.  What really distinguishes Katie is her ability to swing consistently at out of system sets.  She can turn average sets from tough locations into points.  Her mentality is to attack every 3rd contact and try to score.   I’m really proud of Katie and her commitment to not settle and continually seek out her best– and often finding it!  Way to go Katie!
Coach Mike & Carson

 What is your “take away”  from the sport of  volleyball?

When I started at Tstreet six years ago I was just trying to learn the basics of the game.  As I became older, I became one of our teams middle blockers and played that position for 3 years.  I enjoyed the position, but knew if I wanted to reach my goal of playing at a high D1 collegiate volleyball I would have to transition to an Outside Hitter.  This process in the beginning was difficult, however I spent hours working on my passing and the different footwork.  The journey has not always been easy, but I learned through hard work and perseverance that goals are always able to be reached.

What have you given back to our sport?

I have given 100% of my effort and love to the game.  I do not know where I would be without the sport of volleyball!

What’s your favorite Tstreet memory?

Winning the 2016 LA Qualifier.  Every match was so intense and our team came together to become champions.  This success has provided our team with a lot of confidence heading into JO’s

 

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April 2016 Player of the Month

web-18-Dawn Keegan-Katie 4 IMG_7176Katie Keegan is the April 2016 Clubwide Player of the Month!

My POM for April is Katie Keegan.  This season, Katie has made excellent growth and improvement and  gained confidence in her game. She has worked very hard to improve all aspects of her game, specially her setting, hitting and defense.  She’s a great leader, always very coachable and a supportive teammate.   I can always count on Katie to give a great effort in practice and games.  In our last Mandatory Tournament,  Katie’s hitting, serving and defense were awesome!!! She was crushing balls at the net!
Katie, it’s been such a pleasure coaching you this season!  Continue to work hard!  I’m proud of you!!
Coach Dawn

 What is your “take away”  from the sport of  volleyball?

I have been extremely blessed to play the sport of volleyball over last 5 years. I’ve learned to be coachable, I’ve developed a competitive attitude and more patience. Throughout my volleyball career, I have learned to face adversity with grace and to hold my head up high. Being on a competitive team I developed a sense of punctuality and dedication to my team and the sport. Volleyball has taught me to be strong, persistent, dedicated and positive and I am forever grateful for the sport.

What have you given back to our sport?

I have given my time and dedication to the sport and I learned to be a good competitor. I have treated those around me with respect and I’ve come to realize how amazing the volleyball community is.

What’s your favorite Tstreet memory?

My favorite Tstreet memory was last year on my 16s team. It was the first tournament of the season and our team came out strong and united! We won our pool 3-0 and it really brought our team together and set the tone for the rest of the season.

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