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Volleyball: Blythe Rients

October 25, 2017

Kat St. Martin-Norburg
TOGETHER. Junior Blythe Rients rallies team together during a home match. “I definitely think that a lot of pressure gets put on me sometimes in games, so if I’m not having the greatest game usually there’s some impact on the rest of the team,” Rients said.

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team is looking to have its first shot at being conference champions this year. Hopefully if we win the rest of our games we’ll be the conference champions”, junior Blythe Rients said. Rients is a veteran player with 303 kills this season.

“I started playing volleyball in 5th grade for SPA, and then in 6-7th grade I played for a traveling team. I made varsity in 8th grade, and the team was mostly seniors, I was the only eighth grader.”

Whenever I’m not playing my best I try to stay positive and making sure that I’m giving out good vibes to other people”

— junior Blythe Rients

Rients knows that her actions have an effect on the whole team. “I definitely think that a lot of pressure gets put on me sometimes in games, so if I’m not having the greatest game usually there’s some impact on the rest of the team. Whenever I’m not playing my best I try to stay positive and making sure that I’m giving out good vibes to other people so that they can have their best game,” Rients explained.

Rients has committed to play Division 1 volleyball. “I’m verbally committed to play volleyball at the University of Iowa. It’s all verbal now, but November of my senior year is when I can make it official. I committed the summer between 9th and 10th grade so it’s pretty exciting.”

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