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Cailey Rindels

October 04, 2017 11:02 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Fillmore Central girls varsity volleyball team made their only State Tournament appearance in 2013, but this season looks like they have the chance to snap that four year state drought with the help of their senior captain and middle hitter Cailey Rindels.

“She’s a hard worker, leader, she wants to be the best every day,” Head Coach Travis Malley said.

“When I play volleyball I’m in my own world, it makes me happy, I can play volleyball for hours,” Rindels said.

Rindels has been playing volleyball since the fifth grade and has been a part of the varsity squad since her sophomore year.

“She wants our team to be the best they can be, and I think she really leads by example,” Malley said. 

“She’s leading us in the back row, as a middle which I think is very unusual for our game.”

Rindels is a versatile player who leads the Falcons with 133 digs and is second best on the team with 76 kills.

“She’s just as strong in the back row as the front row she serves well, she receives well, she knows the game well, just smart and athletic,” Malley said.

 “I like the fast pace of the game, I’m much better at fast paced than slow paced,” Rindels said.

Although, it is not just about her, it’s about her team as well.

“I just do my best, try hard, (and) work for my team,” Rindels said.

The one thing she wants to do for her team is bring them to the state tournament.  The Falcons are undefeated in their conference (Three Rivers Conference) and stand at 14-4 overall.

“It would be a very cool experience and I think we could because we all get along and we all play together,” Rindels said.

Rindels and the Falcons return to the court on Thursday night at home against Cotter.
 

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