Amidst the crisp winter air and the spirited cheers echoing through the courts, the Minnesota Freeze 18U Girls’ volleyball team emerged victorious in the recent tournament held in Duluth. Coached by the dynamic duo of Kim Fossum and Lauri Vester, these young athletes showcased not only their skills on the court but also their unwavering dedication and teamwork.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the hard work these athletes put in come together during a tournament,” Coach Fossum expressed with pride. “These athletes work hard on and off the court, and they have an incredibly strong dynamic.”
Out of the ten remarkable team members, nine made the journey to the tournament, including team captains Andi, Julia, and Kathryn. Reflecting on their triumph, Andi shared, “I think we all adjusted well to working together, and it got way better by the end. Everyone was willing to put their energy in to keep the team going, and I think it was a great start to our season.”
Julia echoed this sentiment, emphasising the team’s resilience and positivity, “Even if we were down, we were always able to get out of the funk with our amazing energy and positivity. We would always fight back when down to end up on top.”
Kathryn highlighted the trust and unity within the team, remarking, “I think we all brought excellent energy and were able to trust each other as a team. Everyone did their part…we worked hard at practice, and we all want to do our best for the team.”
Their cohesive effort and strategic gameplay propelled them to success, clinching the 1st place in the Silver Division. Coach Vester commended their smart play, stating, “We all worked super hard to play smart and not just crank the ball every time.”
With their sights set on even greater achievements, the Superior North Volleyball Club 18U Girls embark on the rest of the season with determination and unity, epitomizing the spirit of #goingforthegold.