Henry had a passion for volleyball, and it showed

Reed City senior caps off strong career

Kendell Henry




REED CITY – Kendell Henry’s season was a good one for the Reed City Coyote volleyball team.

It was a team usually with only seven players dressed but Henry always was on top of her game to make the Coyotes extremely competitive.

“We’ve actually played pretty good,” she said late in the season. “We worked well together. We’ve communicated well. We’re playing good all-around.”

It was Henry’s senior season and her second varsity campaign.

“The team is working well and we’re working very well this year,” Henry said. “I played multiple positions this year. I’ve played libero, outside and middle. Last year, I was just an outside.”

Henry said being an outside hitter was her best position.

“I’m pretty good at placing the ball and making sure I keep it safe when I need to and doing with it what I can,” Henry said. 

As a libero Henry was consistent in getting the ball to the passer.

The key in being an effective server, Henry said, “was shortening it up and hitting it, keeping it in.”

The Coyotes wound up with a winning record and was district runners-up to Cadillac, a state semifinalist.

“We all get along and have fun and make sure team volleyball is a sport we like to be playing,” Henry said. “We have all improved since August.”

Henry also runs track and plans to give her body a break during the spring season. Volleyball has been her best sport.

“My sisters played it prior to me picking it up so I’ve had it around me my whole life,” Henry . “I’ll mis the sport itself. It’s one of my passions.”


Favorite food: Chicken alfredo

Favorite subject in school: English

Favorite TV show: Teen Wolf

Favorite movie: Twilight

Favorite band: Three Days Grace

Favorite activity outside of sports: Longboarding

Favorite vehicle: 1999 Audi A4