HS Vball: Dickinson’s Kainz sacrifices main position for team

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Dickinson volleyball lost several key seniors from last year’s team. But the roster challenges don’t stop there.

“A couple kids that we do have coming back have really sustained some tough injuries,” head coach Jay Schobinger said. 

As a result, the team, currently sitting at 1-9, is scrambling to find a lineup that works well. And part of that means moving seniors like Morgan Kainz to completely new spots.

“She’s one of those kids right now who we have to ask to move to a new position,” Schobinger said. “She’s been a middle [blocker] her whole life. And right now, we have to move her to the outside.”

But Schobinger says he’s confident in Kainz’s ability to adapt.

“She’s accepted that challenge and she’s going to do great things,” he said. 

For right now, Kainz says her play and the team’s in general has several things to iron out.

“There’s just a lot of inconsistencies,” Kainz said, “but it’s things we can take care of.  I think the expectation is just to keep our energy up, keep our communication up.”

But Kainz says communication with her teammates shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

“This is just a team I can turn to no matter what,” Kainz said. “They’ll listen to me, I’ll listen to them. It’s just kind of like a second family, really.”

Kainz and the Midgets travel to take on Mandan Tuesday night.

 

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