Reed City sophomore posts strong season as hitter

Kyleigh Weck works with the ball at the net for the Reed City volleyball team.

Kyleigh Weck works with the ball at the net for the Reed City volleyball team.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – It’s been a strong sophomore volleyball season for Reed City’s Kyleigh Weck, who is also hopeful of a solid playoff experience.

She also played varsity volleyball last year.

“It went well,” she said adding it’s been easier going into this year with less restrictions. 

“Last year I as middle, this year I’m rightside,” Weck said. “I’m a lefthander.”

She figured being left-handed is an advantage for her in throwing off the other side.

“They’re all used to right handers,” Weck said. “Normally I just try to hit ball hard.”

Weck also is a blocker, and feels she’s been effective in that area.

“The key is timing and knowing where they’re going to put the ball,” she said, adding that in being an effective server, “the key is knowing where to place the ball.”

Being a lefthander also is an advantage in serving, Weck feels. At Saturday’s Central Montcalm Invitational, against five opponents, she had 32 kills, 12 service aces and five blocks.

“We’re working well as a team,” Weck said, adding a nonleague win over Big Rapids was a highlight.
“The key is chemistry,” she said. “You definitely have to work together."

Weck has played volleyball since the fifth grade. She also plays basketball and this year will be starting softball.

Volleyball is her favorite. At 6-foot-1 inch, Weck is one of  the team's tallest players. A strong vertical leap has made her an effective player.