Mount Si's powerful outside hitter Lindsay Carr has been a force for the team. Carr, who broke the school's single-match kill record against Eastside Catholic with 37 on Nov. 1, is only a junior.
The six-foot-two-inch Carr has a nine-foot-11-inch jump, built through lots of continuing strength training. She plays club volleyball for Sudden Impact of Bellevue, and comes later to this game than you might expect—eighth grade.
Why do you play?
"I used to play basketball. My friend Noelle (Stockstad)—she used to play—said I should (try volleyball). I said, 'I don't even know how that works.' I started to play for Ridge Valley."
What has volleyball done for you?
"I definitely have developed a lot of great friendships through clubs and school. I love my teammates. I can't picture my life without volleyball. They're pretty much my life."
Who's got your back on the squad?
"Definitely Lauren Smith (a senior and Mount Si's setting specialist). She sets it, I come in."
What advice do you have for younger players?
"Definitely get into volleyball early. If you want to play college or high-level volleyball, you've definitely got to start early. Play club, play school. With every touch, you get a little bit better, a little more ball control."
What's ahead for your team?
"We've got state to get through first. Next year, I'm looking forward to it."
What's your favorite subject in school?
"This is going to seem weird, because it's my hardest class. But I really like chemistry. It's something interesting to me, something cool."
• Mount Si is at the state tournament at St. Martin's University in Lacey today. Follow Mount Si volleyball at http://mountsivolleyball.com/