Seniors key to volleyball improvement

Five girls help double win total

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Kaitlynn Lloyd

Danielle Cuttino (far right) enjoys a fun moment during Senior Night festivities. She is one of five seniors on this year’s volleyball team.

Volleyball coach Carl Lucas is going to miss seniors Danielle Cuttino and Madison Yoder.

They are two of the senior leaders who have helped the volleyball team turn things around this season. The girls sport a 13-10 record heading into fall break after going 7-24 last year/

“Danielle Cuttino is a great player,” Lucas said. “She can do things other players cannot. Madison Yoder has improved a lot over the years.

“These seniors are a big part of the volleyball team and help their lower classmen keep their heads up when they are down in a game. They help get the lower classmen pumped.”

Cuttino and Yoder are two of the five seniors on this year’s squad. The girls have three regular season games left before sectional play. They host Speedway Monday night before hitting the round to play at Franklin and Avon. Sectionals start Oct. 22 at Southport.

Cuttino will take her talents to Purdue next season. She hopes to bring a lot of energy to the court and make the team better.

“I want to make a difference before sectionals and continue to make us a better team,” Cuttino said.

Cuttino provides an offensive spark for the Giants while Yoder takes charge on defense.

“We both just try to bring a lot of positive energy to the court,” Yoder said. “I think the entire senior class has done a good job of stepping up.”

The other seniors on the squad include Sarah Labra, Jadah Jackson and Carly Thomas. They all deserve some credit for the turnaround the team has shown this season.

“I am very pleased about how his volleyball team is playing with six conference wins,” Lucas said. “The girls can see how much harder it is for other teams to beat them then it was last year.”