Ansonia Lady Tigers Honor Seven Seniors

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Ansonia Lady Tigers L-R Maddie Buckingham, Abby Kramer, Mercedes Leeper, Addie Marker, Kelsey Muhlenkamp, Alyssa Schmitmeyer and Maddie Woodyard. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ANSONIA – The Ansonia Lady Tigers entertained the Fort Recovery Lady Indians on Senior Night in a non-conference varsity volleyball match.

Addie Marker (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The visiting Lady Indians opened with a first-set win and closed out the night with 25-17 and 25-16 wins to earn the 3-0 victory.

Prior to the Monday night match, Ansonia honored seven seniors including; Maddie Buckingham, Abby Kramer, Mercedes Leeper, Addie Marker, Kelsey Muhlenkamp, Alyssa Schmitmeyer and Maddie Woodyard.

Alyssa Schmitmeyer (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I didn’t get to coach them very much but I do know most of them personally outside of the sport, and that’s what makes it tough as a coach,” said first-year coach, Lydia Schlarman. “It’s not that they’re graduating, it’s that you don’t get to coach them again.”

Abby Kramer (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Pretty much anything I threw at them trying to teach them something different than what they were used to doing in the past few years they were all very willing to do that for me,” Schlarman said of her seniors. “I couldn’t thank them enough for that.”

Maddie Buckingham (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Schlarman is appreciative of the cooperation she received from her seniors as a first-year varsity coach.

“It definitely could have worked against me but it worked in my favor this year just knowing most of them outside of the school,” said Coach Schlarman. “I think that gave me the respect that I needed from them to make a good season.”

Mercedes Leeper (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Schlarman is pleased with the Lady Tigers’ program and looks forward to next season.

“We have a group of six juniors coming up so that will be a big senior class again and I look forward to coaching them,” Schlarman noted. “We lose a lot of height with these seniors leaving so I think we just have to adjust to that.”

 

 

Maddie Woodyard (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Kelsey Muhlenkamp (Gaylen Blosser photo)