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Senior embraces current, future challenges

Maddie Doran

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Senior Charliee Arnold. Photo by Maddie Doran.

The Shield: What has been the best volleyball game this season?

Charliee Arnold: I want to say for me, it would be against Ann Richards. It was just a hard game for us.

What has been the hardest game to push through this season?

Austin High. When we go to their home, it’s so hard to get into our zone.

What is your number and what is the significance of it?

My number is 7. It is a pretty important to me because my dad died when I was 7 in the year 2007.

What position do you play?

I’ve played setter, middle, right side and outside this season.

What have been some of the biggest differences between this years team and last years team?

Last season we had a lot of seniors on the team, so we had a lot of vets. This season we have a lot of new players coming up from JV and freshman.

SPIKING THE VIKINGS: Executing a textbook tip, senior Charliee Arnold came up tall last Friday at Lanier as the Knights sank the host Vikings in straight sets 25-16, 25-17, 25-16. Photo by Bella Russo.

So how is that going?

It’s been a learning process, but we are starting to get the hang of how to play together.

How have you guys already improved over this season?

We are definitely more confident than I thought we would be. We aren’t scared of anybody. We take L’s sometimes, but we always learn from them.

Has your team had any struggles this season? How have you overcome them?

VICTORY AT LBJ: Arnold is all smiles during the Knights’ four-set road victory at LBJ on Sept. 12. Photo by Lily McCormick.

We haven’t really had too many struggles this season. Although we did start off this season with a lot of losses and a little drama, once district started all of that kind of went away, and we have just been focusing on playing the best we can.

How do you get in your zone when you are about to play a game?

I get really lit by listening to music, and I just eat and I think about the good stuff. Oh! And I also watch men’s volleyball.

What is the biggest difference between men’s volleyball and women’s volleyball?

Men are so naturally strong, so there is never a rally in volleyball. Watching women’s volleyball is kind of just like watching high school volleyball.

What are some of your upcoming games and which one are you most nervous for?

I’m pretty nervous for Ann Richards on Tuesday, and it’s also Senior Night. We went in confident last game and then lost.

What are you hoping for for your senior season?

I am hoping for a dub in playoffs and a bid from a college.

Which colleges are you looking into?

Anything honestly, just someone throw me an offer over here. But, I have a tryout this upcoming month for Temple College.

How are you feeling about those?

I’m feeling kind of nervous, but I know what I can do.

 

 

About the Writer
Maddie Doran, Sports editor
Maddie Doran is a senior and this is her third year in newspaper. This year she is the sports and design editor. She also plays softball and is in National Honor Society.
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