WICHITA, Kan.—“She’s a fireball. That’s for sure,” said freshman Kaleigh Schrag of teammate Annie “The Freeze” Friesen.
Friesen led the Trinity Academy Knights to a victory over Hesston at the Clearwater Tournament Saturday.
In the first set, the back row’s digs and senior Abby Warnke’s serves kept them in the game.
After halftime, Friesen got the team pumped up to win.
“Annie is like a spark plug. She fires everyone up,” said Head Coach Marie Goscha.
Friesen led the team to win in the second set 25-12.
“Annie was awesome,” said assistant coach Amy Golay. “Out of 17 sets, she had 14 kills. That’s unheard of, really.”
Friesen has 229 total kills this season.
“That’s only heard of on the college level,” said Goscha.
Friesen is unsure if she even wants to play in college.
In the third set, the Knights won 25-16.
“We played so well,” said Friesen. “We have so much chemistry. When we play like that, there’s no stopping us.”
Despite Friesen’s impressive play, there is a team behind her.
To help Friesen with all of her kills, setter and junior Jenna Goscha has 629 assists on the season.
Coach Goscha acknowledged the back row and great play by everyone.
Junior Talyor Billings led with 12 digs and senior Kelli Henderson followed closely with 8 digs.
The Knights finished second in the tournament, losing to Rose Hill.
As of Saturday, the Knight’s record is 31-5.
Trinity’s next match will be a triangular at home against Chaparral and Conway Springs.