Hall leads volleyball team to state tournament



Junior middle Korlyn Hall goes up to block the ball against North Little Rock in the first round of that 6A State Tournment held at Heritage High School.

The volleyball team has an overall record this season of 12-8, and the varsity team has great things to say about one of their best players, junior middle blocker Korlynn Hall. With a state ranking of #18, Hall has brought her A game to win.

Hall got her inspiration to play volleyball from her older sister and former wildcat, Kinleigh Hall,  stating her as an amazing athlete, and wanting to be just like her.

“She is really supportive,” junior Logan Lightburn said, “and she is smart when she plays.”

Hall plays middle blocker/hitter, meaning that she must be ready to work with what she has been given, even when it’s not a good pass or set.

“Korlynn is a really skilled middle,” senior Galatia Andrew said, “just being able to get up on the blocks and having court vision on where to set the ball, so that we can put it away.”

The volleyball team practices every morning, not taking breaks throughout the season. This includes conditioning, training different volleyball skills, and bonding as a team to compete at a higher level.

“When the game season is over we have an off season where we train and condition,” Hall said.” When we are off school, me and a lot of my teammates have clubs, where we travel and play. We don’t really take breaks.”

Hall is not just an intelligent player, she contributes in other ways like being a leader for her team.

“Korlynn brings leadership to the team,” Andrew said. “She lifts up anyone that’s down and critiques you on what you need to fix.”

According to Max Preps, the varsity volleyball team was founded in 2007, and when the volleyball team is mentioned on the “about” page of the Har-Ber Athletics website, the hashtag #United is used to represent their team, showing that unity is a core value of the team.

“The people I get to play with make the sport more enjoyable,” Hall said. “You learn life lessons, and we have great coaches who have taught me so much. Everything I’ve learned in volleyball is going to help me be a better person in the future.”