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Captain Feature – Lindsay Koliani

Lindsay Koliani, junior captain, has been a dedicated member of the Woodland volleyball team for three years. As captain, Koliani ensures that she upholds a positive attitude and sets a good example for her teammates.

In the past, Koliani played softball and basketball; however, when she was in seventh grade, she decided to try volleyball. 

“After watching my sister for her high school career, I wanted to start,” said Koliani. “I started playing with Connecticut Juniors in Woodbridge.”

In eighth grade, Koliani realized that she enjoyed volleyball and it was something she wanted to continue. She has been playing volleyball ever since, inside and outside of school. 

Becoming a captain has always been a goal for Koliani because she understands the importance of having a good captain who is dedicated and supportive of the team. 

“I wanted to be in that captain role because it’s a leadership position that is important to the team’s success,” said Koliani. 

As captain, Koliani needs to always be involved, uplifting, and have high energy. She is one of the leading factors in the team’s attitude so she must always look out for the team. 

“You can’t get down on yourself,” said Koliani. “Your team is always looking to you for that positive energy.”

As well as being a captain of the volleyball team, Koliani is a student who has to balance athletics and academics. She utilizes study halls and gets her work done as soon as possible so she can be one hundred percent focused at practices, games, and scrimmages.  

Koliani has high expectations for her team this season and is hoping to lead them to another year of success. 

“We lost a lot of the key varsity players from last year because they graduated,” said Koliani. “But our underclassmen and incoming juniors are stepping up this year. And we’re coming together as a team.”

The team’s main goal this season is to win NVLs and make it deep into the state tournament. Koliani hopes they can achieve this by coming together and working hard every day. 

“We need to work hard and take practice seriously, and strive to get better every day,” said Koliani. “If we do this then when we make it into the state tournament we will be prepared and ready for the competition.” 

Emma Swanson

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