EVART — Kirsten Parsons expects to play a key role in her senior season for the Evart volleyball team.

The Wildcats have started their season under new coach Krissy Weidenfeller.

It’s the third season on the varsity for the 6-foot Parsons, who will continue to be a hitter.

Weidenfeller was an assistant last season.

“She knows us,” Parsons said. “She had a little experience with us last year. I’m confident she’ll be able to play us and figure us out and put us in the right positions.”

Most of the players are back from last season.

“Our team has been pretty together,” Parsons said. “We’ve been friends for a long time.”

Compared to last season “my role will be pretty much the same,” she added. “The seniors last year were in control so I’ll have to step up.”

Parsons is looking to be strong at hitting while improving her blocking.

“I’ll work on my jumping and timing, it will be great,” she said.

Serving has been a challenge for the team in the past but Parsons noted that improving in that area has been an emphasis.

Playing well and getting the team’s confidence up will be critical, she indicated.