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Coach Mather Doesn’t Stop at 800 Wins

Volleyball Team Prepares for Substate Competition

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West Delaware’s volleyball team takes a time-out while playing Mount Vernon. Top Row: Paighton Lindauer (12), Megan McDonald (12), Leah Wegmann (11), Carlee Smith (9), Coach Brett Mather; Bottom Row: Ella Koloc (9), JoAnna Voss  (12), Macey Kleitsch (11), Kinley Kolbet (11), Allison Collier (11), Devon Gardener (12), Coach Shea Putz.

West Delaware’s volleyball team takes a time-out while playing Mount Vernon. Top Row: Paighton Lindauer (12), Megan McDonald (12), Leah Wegmann (11), Carlee Smith (9), Coach Brett Mather; Bottom Row: Ella Koloc (9), JoAnna Voss (12), Macey Kleitsch (11), Kinley Kolbet (11), Allison Collier (11), Devon Gardener (12), Coach Shea Putz.

Emily Klostermann

Emily Klostermann

West Delaware’s volleyball team takes a time-out while playing Mount Vernon. Top Row: Paighton Lindauer (12), Megan McDonald (12), Leah Wegmann (11), Carlee Smith (9), Coach Brett Mather; Bottom Row: Ella Koloc (9), JoAnna Voss (12), Macey Kleitsch (11), Kinley Kolbet (11), Allison Collier (11), Devon Gardener (12), Coach Shea Putz.

Eve Wedewer, Staff

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In the last 23 years of Brett Mather’s coaching at West Delaware, he has qualified for state ten times, earned nine conference championships, and took home five state runner-up titles and one state championship.

On October 11 he reached one more pinnacle—his 800th win.

Mather believes that a growth mindset, hard work, and chemistry are all important factors of the West Delaware volleyball team.

“Teaching players what commitment and work ethic are is my ultimate goal,” Mather said.

Senior team captain Claire Demmer said Mather works the girls in practice and is determined to make every girl better.

Demmer is inspired by Mather because he is determined for them to do their best, no matter the skill level of the opponent.

“He knows the game so well. He knows a players’ weaknesses and strengths,” junior team captain Macey Kleitsch said.

Going into the postseason, the girls are ranked eighth in the state and have a record of 32-10.

“I am excited for the postseason and finishing the season strong,” Mather said.

The girls take on Waverly-Shell Rock tonight at 7 p.m. in the Seedorff Gymnasium in their substate game.

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Eve Wedewer, Staff

I am Eve Wedewer, I am a sophomore. I’m involved with softball, and track. My two favorite things to do is being on Lake Delhi and going on car rides...

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