She's a hitter, and Kyleigh Weck's a good one

Reed City hitter getting job done for Coyotes

Kyleigh Weck

Kyleigh

Weck

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Kyleigh Weck is in her junior season for Reed City's volleyball team and is off to a strong start at the net.

She has played since she was a freshman.

“It was definitely a learning experience,” she said. “I’ve definitely gotten a lot better.”

Plenty is expected of her.

“Kyleigh Weck and Christina Malackanich will anchor the offense,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said in the preseason.

Weck is a right side nitter.

“My freshman and part of my sophomore years, I was a middle,” she said. “I prefer right side. “Since I’m a lefty, it’s easier to hit. Middle makes it more complicated. I prefer rightside.”

Reed City was a semifinalist in its home invitational last Saturday and lost to Big Rapids 3-0 on Tuesday in three down-to-the wire sets.

As a hitter, her strengths “are jumping and getting on top of the ball and placing it,” Weck said. “I want to improve on seeing the court more and seeing my blocks.”

Weck also serves and plays back row.

“I can see the hitters’ shoulders and read the players on the other side,” Weck, said, adding in the back row a strength is “being scrappy and getting all the balls up.”

Weck expects the Coyotes to be district title contenders especially since they have a lot of experience back.

Weck also plays basketball and soccer. She indicated volleyball is her favorite.

“I really enjoy it and love it,” Weck said.” I like all three.”