By: Samantha Bonifas
Katelyn Karr has always had a determined and fearless mindset in the gym. “I make the most out of every day in the gym. Every game, every set, every point: I put my all into it.” As a junior, Karr has reached many impressive milestones in her libero jersey: 1,000 serve receptions and 1,000 digs. Katelyn surpassed the 1,000 serve reception milestone in the Loomis tournament on September 12. She additionally picked up her 1,000 dig at the Hampton tournament. After the Clarkson-Leigh and Mead game, Karr was sitting at 955 digs; during the final match of the day against Red Cloud, she earned five digs, which put her at the mark. Both events brought about cheers and claps from Mustang stands, as volleyball signs with the word “1,000” were held up. Katelyn has made her mark as a respectable young woman in Mustang country. Her positive sportsmanship is easy to see while watching the Mustang volleyball team. Senior and captain, Sierra Watts-Hofstetter, commented, “I’m proud of Katelyn; she works so hard in practice and games. She earned it. I’m so happy that she was able to achieve her goals.” Not only is she incredibly talented at passing and digging, but she is also hard working in academics, dependable, kind, encouraging, and a great leader. As Katelyn accomplishes her outstanding goals, she still remains a team player. “I couldn’t have done anything without my teammates.”, she says. Karr will continue to lead the Mustangs in her role as a captain as the Mustangs head their way into the end of the season and conference and post-season play.