By Brent Huelsmann
Kayla Wesselman, senior member of the Nashville Hornettes volleyball team, will be suiting up for the Rend Lake Warriors next season, after signing her letter of intent on Friday, December 18. Wesselman, chose Rend Lake because “ it was the first school I applied to and the volleyball programs is very good, so I thought I had a shot at playing for them next year, and I got a scholarship.” Wesselman, a back line player for the Hornettes this season, hopes to continue to play in the back line at Rend Lake as either a libero, or defensive specialist. Wesselman finished third on the Hornettes team this season with 164 digs. Wesselman also knotched 18 aces on 190 service attempts in 80 games for Nashville.
Wesselman said her favorite games as a member of the Hornettes, took place this past season at the Rangerette Classic. “ I had so many pancakes, and it was just fun, and we won the tournament.” Rend Lake Head Coach, Sara Crews, praised the athletes that come out of Nashville High School, : I'm getting two good athletes from Nashville, good work ethic, well-coached from grade school on up.”
At Rend Lake, Wesselman plans to major in welding, a skill that she has been working on with her dad on the farm. Nashville Coach Josh Konkel talked about the way Wesselman always played her hardest, “ Kayla is one of those players in the back row, she's a gametime player. She'll work hard in practice, and when it comes to gametime she steps it up to another level.” Wesselman will be joined by fellow Hornette Alex Kubiak next season at Rend Lake.