Coaches have nominated and chosen Kallie Stout (14s) as Oahe Volleyball’s April 2012 Player of the Month.
Kallie Stout of the 14s team was nominated by her coaches because she is the type of player who never gives up. “She will run down a ball that seems impossible, and still try to touch it. No matter what. She practices like she plays, always giving 100%.”
“My greatest thrill is helping the hitters pound the ball down,” said Stout. “I also love getting bruises from hustling. I am motivated by giving my all for the whole game and winning.” Kallie also plays basketball and softball, but volleyball is the easy favorite.
Kallie is a middle child, born in Hettinger, ND, and has 3 sisters and one brother. She looks up to her sister, Amanda Stout, who is currently a DS on the SDSU Jackrabbit Volleyball roster.
Outside of athletics, Kallie is on the honor roll and her favorite school subject is math. She hopes to become a nurse or pharmacist after college. Other than volleyball and family, Kallie loves pickles and the color yellow.
Coaches have nominated and chosen Taylor Hyde(17s) and Brianna Zimmerman (16s) as Oahe Volleyball’s March 2012 Players of the Month.
Taylor Hyde of the 17s team was nominated by her coaches because of her dedication, leadership, and great attitude. “She has really been impressive in her constant hard work and improvement with all of her skills. Her back row play has been spot on and she comes up with big plays at crucial times.”
“My competitive spirit motivates me the most,” said Hyde. “I love playing defense. My greatest thrill is getting a tough dig and having a hitter put it away.” Taylor was also the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year for her high school team. She concentrates on improving her hitting and serve receive.
Taylor is an only child, born and raised in Pierre, SD. Outside of volleyball, she loves competing in Basketball, Golf, Track, Swimming, and Softball. She has a long list of awards in many other sports, and keeps her grades at an honor student level. When she’s not competing or studying, you might also see her hard at work at Zesto and Gators, or jet skiing on the Missouri River.
Brianna Zimmerman of the 16s team was nominated by her coaches because of her leadership and very positive attitude. “She is consistent and a great all-around player! As coaches, we can always count on her to make a play and keep the team together.”
Along with her exemplary attitude, Brianna currently leads the team in serve receive passing and kill percentage.
When asked about her favorite volleyball moments, Zimmerman says “Two of my greatest thrills in volleyball are winning long rallies and getting a block kill.” She has personal goals to improve her hitting with a more explosive approach and harder hits.
Brianna grew up 30 miles outside of Pierre and went to a country school until 2nd grade. She has been playing volleyball since 5th grade, and also loves competing in basketball and dance, and watching scary movies.