UNION CITY – The Mississinawa Valley volleyball team honored three seniors prior to its game with Franklin-Monroe on Tuesday night.
Those seniors were Macy Stewart, Olivia Murphy and Sidnie Hunt.
Macy is the daughter of Shawn and Shannon Stewart. She participated in Volleyball 4 years, Basketball 3 years, Cheer and Dance 4 years, Sandy’s School of Dance 13 years, SADD 4 years, FFA 4 years and Foreign Language 3 years. Macy plans to attend Bowling Green State University to major in Marine Biology or American Sign Language.
Olivia is the daughter of Todd & Beth Murphy. She participated in Volleyball 4 years, Basketball 3 years, 4-H 8 years, FFA 5 years, Student Council 4 Years, SADD and Foreign Language Club 3 years, BPA and Art Club 2 years. Olivia plans to attend college and pursue a degree in social work as guardian ad litem.
Sidnie is the daughter of Wade and Billie Hunt. She participated in Volleyball 4 years, Basketball 4 years, FFA 5 years, FFA officer team 3 years and National Honor Society. Sidnie plans to attend Sinclair Community College for a degree as an occupational therapist assistant.
“This is Macy’s first year as a varsity player and she has had to really work hard at it,” Mississinawa Valley volleyball coach Billie Hunt said. “She even said last year when our senior libero went out she was going to be our libero this year. I wasn’t sure about it, but she came out and proved herself this year.”
“Olivia and Sidnie have been my leaders all season and my captains. They have brought these girls right up with them. I’ve got a handful of sophomores and couple of juniors on the court and they look up to Olivia and Sidnie and I can’t think of anyone better for them to look up to than those two,” Hunt commented.
“The two of them have played volleyball together for a long time and mesh well together. There is nothing more fun to watch than when Olivia and Sidnie go out on that court and make touches. Back in August I thought maybe it was going to be a long season … but for my two leaders to bring them up to the level they are playing at now tells me the younger players wanted that and I believe it’s paid off.” Hunt added.
“It’s been a great season so far and I think we are ready to go into the tournament and do some good things with our seniors leading the way,” Hunt concluded.