EVART — Mikayla Wallace is back for her senior volleyball season at Evart and is looking at playing a key role for the Wildcats.

Wallace is in the second varsity season for Evart. She looks back at the progress she made in her junior season.

“We all improved pretty well as far as specific roles on the team,” Wallace said. “I feel that I learned more throughout the year and kind of got more confidence.”

Wallace was a middle hitter last season.

“This year I’ll be the same,” she said.

The Wildcats graduated some seniors from last season, including Natalie Belleville, Krista Kullman and Tabby Turley.

“Those are some pretty big losses,” Wallace said. “Tab was our setter. Krista was our main hitter. But I think we have some girls that are going to fill those spots pretty well.”

The numbers are up this season for the entire program.

“Varsity-wise, we had to move a few up, but for the JVs, there’s a ton of them, which is great,”  Wallace said. 

Evart has a new coach this season with Katie Nostrant.

“She was our coach when we were sophomores and was still here last year,” Wallace said. “We’re familiar with her.”

Wallace said as a hitter, “I play pretty smart. I’m not the hardest hitter. (On blocking), I got a lot of touches last year. I hope to get stronger as a blocker.”

Evart plays Beal at home on Tuesday.