Kara Henry playing key role for Evart volleyball squad

Kara Henry

EVART — Kara Henry has been among the many reasons Evart’s volleyball team has enjoyed significant improvement this season.

The Wildcats play at home with Pine River on Tuesday in Highland Conference action.

She’s a sophomore and played varsity last season as a freshman.

“It went pretty good,” she said. “I was really impressed with how I was hitting. I felt I was under-skilled.”

Henry was told during the practice season she would be on varsity.

“I was excited at first,” she said. “I took me awhile to get into it. After awhile, I got comfortable.”

Henry, at 5 feet, 9 inches, is among the taller players on the team, and plays middle hitter. She feels she property uses her height to her advantage.

“My key is to get out from underneath the ball,” she said, adding the key in being an effective blocker is “having your hands together and timing it.”

Henry did plenty of volleyball during the summer and indicated she’s improved in all aspects of her game. She’s also an effective jump server.

“You have to time it right,” Henry said. “It helps me get a good hit of the ball. I can control the top spin better.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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