Well, we finally got through this. Quick countdown:
10 and 9. The three conference sweeps; 8 and 7. A 6-2 start and certain freshmen going above and beyond; 6 & 5. Jennifer Lundquist and Sarah Horton’s presence for MSU; 4. Taylar Barney steps up; 3. Macy Page tops her career in solid fashion; and 2. The win at UM.
And now we get to the No. 1 moment. Kyle Weindel told me to not make him a part of it when I started this, and I smiled and said “We’ll see.” But it’s hard not to include him after what he accomplished in 1 year. And so we present the No. 1 moment of the Montana State 2012 volleyball season…
1. Kyle Weindel’s immediate impact on the program
He was put in charge of the program on Feb. 9, handpicked by the athletic department and a committee with a few outgoing players on it. Two weeks later, everyone was excited as Weindel began setting his plans in motion. Then the season began, and everything we’ve touched on transpired. And more. Two All-Big Sky Conference honorees. Nearly as many wins as the 2011 & 2012 seasons combined, and the most Big Sky wins since 2005. Etc. Without Weindel, who knows what unfolds for MSU? There’s not much more to say about it, except that the future looks bright for the program.