Falkenhagen leads her team to victory

Nick Piwko ‘14
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It’s no surprise that Amanda Falkenhagen ’14 is athlete of the month. Being the captain of the Varsity Volleyball Team, she kept the team motivated to win games. The team went undefeated in the regular season.
Falkenhagen now holds several school records, and is one of the best volleyball players the school has ever seen.
“I feel honored. I put forth my best effort and my team really helped me out this year,” Falkenhagen said.
She has been a three-year player on the varsity team and has been playing volleyball for six years total. She has committed to St. Clair Community College to play volleyball.
Being a setter is the most important position on the court, like the quarterback in football it calls out plays.
“Amanda is our captain. Setter is a huge aspect on our team she put the ball right where she wants it to go every time. She is a great leader and a great player,” Lindsey Sutter ’15 said.
Falkenhagen is always in the gym, she tries to work out every day to be the best she can be. She gives credit to the offseason.
“I work out every day and try to run at least twice a week. I never have an offseason because I am on a travel team and most of our players are on the team too so we have a lot of chemistry that makes our team better,” Falkenhagen said.
Ever since seventh grade, Coach Gary Malburg has been training her so she can be the best she can be. He has been there every step of the way.
“Amanda has worked very hard and developed the skills to really lead the team. Without her, we really wouldn’t have been in the situation we were in,” Coach Malburg said.
Falkenhagen broke school records for most assists in a single game with 54. She also has the record for most assists in a season, breaking the previous record of 750.
“I give a lot of credit to Coach Malburg because he was the one that got me to love volleyball,” Falkenhagen said.
For obvious reasons, Falkenhagen deserves the title of athlete of the month.