Four years ago, Kate Hunter decided to give volleyball a try.
Now a sophomore at Wayne Country Day, Hunter is a team captain and one of the key pieces on the Wayne Country Day volleyball team.
“I tried an open gym in sixth grade, and I really liked it, and I started practicing a lot more,” Hunter said. “I also started playing club volleyball and just got really into it.”
Hunter, who plays club volleyball for the Lenoir Fusion, has greatly enjoyed playing volleyball at Wayne Country Day.
The Chargers’ setter, she helps set up her teammates for kills. As a freshman last season, Hunter dished out 311 assists, and she already has 58 assists this season.
“It’s a lot of pressure, and it’s a lot of thinking because of rotations, but it’s really fun, and the hard work pays off,” Hunter said. “It’s been fun, I really enjoy the coaches, and the girls are all really nice.”
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hunter also plays soccer in the spring. Hunter said it was challenging to find a balance between school, athletics, and extracurricular activities, but she has found that balance over time.
“I try to stay busy and active,” Hunter said. “It was difficult at first, but you get used to it over time, and schoolwork is probably the hardest part, but you just have to prioritize your schoolwork and get it done.” “I try to stay busy and active,” Hunter said. “It was difficult at first, but you get used to it over time, and schoolwork is probably the hardest part, but you just have to prioritize your schoolwork and get it done.”