Faith Alwardt puts together solid first season for Panthers

Photo courtesy of Drury University
Pictured above is former Lebanon High School volleyball, basketball and track standout Faith Alwardt. Alwardt is now a member of the Drury Panthers volleyball team.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Former Lebanon volleyball, basketball, and track standout Faith Alwardt didn’t have to waste any time to find playing time on the volleyball court for the Drury Panthers in the fall.

Alwardt, a Lebanon High School graduate in 2017, had an outstanding season for the Panthers (19-12) as a middle blocker in Drury’s rotation.

In high school, she was a first team all-district and first team All-Ozark Conference selection on the volleyball court and finished her career at LHS ranked third all-time for blocks (147).

She was a key member of the Lebanon girls’ basketball team that captured their first district title in 13 seasons and was apart of the 4x200 relay teaming track that medaled in the conference and district meet.

Alwardt appeared in 28 matches, starting 19 of them. She finished the year with 121 kills, 11 solo blocks and 52 blocks assists. On September 8, Alwardt recorded a career-high ten blocks vs. Oklahoma Baptist and on September 9 recorded a career-high 12 kills vs. Southwest Baptist.

The Panthers finished the year tied for 8th spot in the Great Lakes Valley Conference but did not qualify for the conference tournament based on the tie-breaker criteria.

The Daily Record recently caught up with Alwardt to talk to her about her first season at Drury.

For the complete article, see Friday's print edition of The Daily Record, or view the e-Edition online.

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