Despite a three set to one loss to Sioux City North on Tuesday, the Le Mars volleyball team was upbeat about a program record falling. Le Mars’ senior libero Sarah Brown recorded her 1,127th career dig breaking the program’s career record of 1,126 held by Pypr Stoeffler.
The record-breaking dig was Brown’s 20th of the match and came late in the fourth set. Brown says she was a little surprised at all the commotion initially.
The record is special for Brown, but she says her teammates helped make this a possibility.
That selfless perspective on the record leads to a great leadership trait that her head coach, Jess Wolles, is happy to have on the team.
The previous record of 1,126 was held by Pypr Stoeffler whose final season for the Bulldogs was the fall of 2020. That coincided with Brown’s freshman year giving her an opportunity to glean a lot of information from Stoeffler. Now that Stoeffler is also an assistant coach, Brown has gotten the chance to learn so much more.
Brown’s name is in the sports headlines year-round from scoring on the basketball court and the soccer pitch to making great plays in the outfield in softball. She says the work she puts in is to make her better, so she can help her teammates be successful.
That work trickles down to everyone else on the team. Coach Wolles says Brown’s effort makes the whole team better.
Now that the record is out of the way, the Bulldogs have just a few more competition dates left in the regular season. Coach Wolles says the Bulldogs will be working on improving consistency ahead of the postseason.
Brown says that consistency will allow the team to continue to grow as players with every game.
The Bulldogs are next in action in Hull at a tournament hosted by Western Christian on Saturday.