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Athlete of the Week: Megan Gilbert

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TRIPOLI (KWWL) -- The Tripoli Panthers volleyball team has been a force all season long. The Panthers have jumped out to an 18-3 mark to start the season and that is largely due to the junior middle hitter Megan Gilbert.

The Panthers are the 1A defending state champions and are hungry for another title as they look to repeat.

Practicing together all off-season, this tight knit group of girls has found a way to persevere throughout the season with a bull's eye on their backs.

"I feel like we're more in the attack mode than the defending mode right now so when you say defending 1A champions I would prefer to think we are actively pursuing another one," Coach Will Baumann said.

For Gilbert and the rest of the team, it's about keeping their eyes on the prize.

"Our main goal is to win state, and I don't want to be cocky or anything but we're just working hard to get there," Gilbert said.

Online Producer: Matt Haupert

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