Alli Puetz is a senior at Garden Plain High School where she plays volleyball and three other sports including basketball, track and cheer.
Puetz loves the way each they support on another on and off the court. “The thing I love the most about my team and teammates at Garden Plain is that we support each other no matter what. Participating in any sport, I know I will have my teammates right behind me during the tough times and good times. We always have each other’s backs. I also love the chemistry we have during the season. My teammates are my friends and family,” said Puetz.
Away from sports Puetz is involved in Kansas Association of Youth (KAYS), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), STUCO, and National Honor Society (NHS).
“I was thrilled to learn that we would be able to return to school and play volleyball. I have never been more excited to play. Our team has overcome many challenges and obstacles through the summer with the situation that we are in. My teammates and I have come so far as a team that I am now ready to finally compete,” said Puetz. “I love seeing the team’s chemistry grow stronger, our ability to trust each other more, and to work more together as a team than as six individuals on the court. It is the best feeling when your team wins a State Championship; not only because you won, but because you realized every tough moment you, your teammates, and coaches went through led everyone to this bigger and better moment.”
The outside hitter said seeing the progress the team has made throughout the season is her favorite moment as a varsity player. Her future plans include studying social work/counseling and possibly playing volleyball in college.