More to outside hitter than just volleyball

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Volleyball is back at Delta College.

This issue we spotlight Mustang Kaitlin Drake.

Drake is a sophomore outside hitter playing under Head Coach Molly Mordaunt.

Last season she averaged 2.2 kill per set, with a hitting percentage of 260 in 26 matches.

PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA
PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

Drake is majoring in Nutrition.

She said she heard about Delta College from her sister, Ally, who also played on the mustang volleyball team last season.

She plans to transfer and also play at the next level. She said her heroes are her family.

“We have three returners and 16 total players. Kaitlin is such a visible player, we put her in the middle last year that was the role she had to fulfill an she did a really good job with it,” Mordaunt said. “This year she is now on the outside were she is more confident. She is a true outside hitter. We worked a lot on the off season on her timing on her outside hitting approach.”

There are 13 new players on the team this season, which Drake said has meant the team is focusing on working together

“We’re all new and were getting to know each other, this is very important as a team. So were in a process of meshing together, because the talent and skill is there. It is a matter of how we put it together. That is what we been working really hard this past few weeks, being a unite,” said Drake.

For the people following Drake volleyball journey and everything, she has a message:
“Thank you to my family for supporting me in the previous years before this. Thank you to the staff for letting me attend here because it is not easy. They been helpful and supportive with everything is athletes do academically and athletically. Also thank you to my high school coaches and everyone following,” said Drake.