Senior volleyball players reflect on their high school careers

This sport has provided players from the class of 2022 unique challenges, special friendships, and lifelong memories


Mead High Volleyball Families

Volleyball seniors Katie Couch, Tayler Tatham, Quincey Coyle, and Morgan Munro.

Mead volleyball faced off with Skyline at home for their senior night on Thursday, Oct. 7. 

The team has had an up-and-down season so far, but were able to get a big win on senior night. The Mavericks are looking to end the season on a high note, with only six games remaining in the regular season. 

The seniors, Quincey Coyle, Taylor Tatham, Morgan Munro, and Katie Couch are cornerstones of this team, and they were recognized Thursday night. 

We asked each of these players a couple of questions, reflecting on their time playing volleyball. 

Many seniors said that going to state was the highlight of their experience. Munro, Tatham, and Coyle agreed that going to state was the peak of their year.

Tatham specifically said, “My favorite moment was going to state and getting runner up.” 

Couch said she enjoyed being a part of such a close team, and Munro said the team was amazing. 

While going to state for their sport was exciting, there were challenges on the way. 

Couch faced particular challenges this year. A preseason shoulder surgery prevented her from competing this season. 

Others struggled with overcoming their own self doubt. Tathum said, “The biggest challenge I faced while playing [was] overcoming the fear of failure and just being able to have fun while playing.” 

Along those same lines, Coyle said being a good and consistent leader has been a positive challenge; however, she believes she still has room for improvement. 

Munro, on the other hand, said her biggest challenge was, “earning a spot as a freshman.”

As far as the impact volleyball has had on each player, it differs. All agreed it has impacted them positively. 

Tatham said it helped her meet new people. She said volleyball helped her “meet the best people [she’s] ever met” and it has given her “great friends”. 

Coyle added that Volleyball takes up most of her life, and it has maken her a better “person, teammate, and friend”.