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Heidi Splinter: Athlete of the Week

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MEET HEIDI SPLINTER - SENIOR FOR THE HEMPSTEAD VOLLEYBALL TEAM.

I started playing when I was young and my mom coached at Senior and I grew up playing, always at the gym.

SO IT'S PROBABLY NO SUPRISE - AFTER ONE SEASON AS A MUSTANG SHE BUMPED UP TO VARSITY.

 

BUT AFTER TWO SEASONS, AND TWO SHORT STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES - THIE YEAR SPLINTER HOPES TO SERVE UP SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

"She knows that she's good. She's not aregant in any way about that but she never takes a play off. She just shows how the game should be played."

 

"You gotta be loud to win games, you gotta be talkative, stay positive with the girls."

AND THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPED THE NUMBER 4 MUSTANGS SHUT OUT NUMBER TWO KENNEDY.

"Heidi obviously has a big part to do with that and the way they takes the kids on the court. We talked about lets not even look at the scoreboard in the first game let's just play. She picks up on that."

OR MAYBE IT'S FAIR TO SAY...SHE ATTACKS THAT...WITH HER TEAM DOWN AFTER ONE GAME - HER ATTITUDE HELPED PUSH THEM THROUGH.

"We came out kinda slow we really picked up n the end and we just had that mindset that we all wanted to beat thme. We came out fired up those last three games."

BUT ASK HEIDI ABOUT THE PLAYOFFS - SHE'LL SAY THEY TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME...

 

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE'S NOT SETTING UP FOR STATE.

"I really wanna go into state this year and try to do well and redeem ourselves from the past two years."

REDEEMING, REBUILDING AND LEADING THAT MAKES HEIDI OUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK.

 

IN DUBUQUE. LAUREN SQUIRES, IOWA'S NEWS CHANNEL SEVEN.

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