Meet the 'Jackets: Taylor Bowling

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Lebanon junior Taylor Bowling poses for a picture during a varsity volleyball tournament on Monday at Willard High School.

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ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Lebanon junior Taylor bowling has stood out to many during the summer, including Lebanon head volleyball coach Jenny Collins.

As a sophomore, Bowling spent most of her time as the setter for the junior varsity team, but she is expected to see a significant role with the varsity team this season.

Bowling has had to fill the shoes of senior Carsyn Bowman, who is out for the summer with a knee injury, and has made the most of her opportunity.

“(Taylor) has stepped into the role of solely running our offense,” Collins said. “She has done a nice job making smart choices and effectively delivering the ball to our hitters.

“She is consistently making some nice connections with several of them and she also sees the floor well and has potential to be an offensive threat.”
Collins also mentioned that Bowling is coachable and works hard.
“She takes coaching critiques positively and uses them to continue to better her overall game,” Collins said. “I am excited to see how (Taylor) can contribute to our team this year.”

The Daily Record recently caught up with Bowling to talk to her about the upcoming volleyball season.

LDR – Talk about the strengths of your game and what you contribute on the court.

Taylor – I believe my strengths would include staying positive and trying to be a good teammate. I try to provide our hitters with the best sets possible to keep the offense running smoothly.

LDR – What are some things you have tried to improve on during the offseason?

Taylor – This offseason I have been working extremely hard on my jump sets, and the accuracy and consistency of my sets. I have also been working on my defense.

LDR – What club volleyball team do you play for? How does that certain program help your game?

Taylor – The past two years I have played for the Extreme Junior Volleyball Program and it allowed me to play with a variety of other players, and work to improve on my setting skills. Also, playing other positions on the court.

LDR – What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?

Taylor – The thing I am looking forward to most about the upcoming season is to stepping up and having a role on our varsity team.

LDR – Which team do you look forward to playing most this season and why?

Taylor – I look forward to playing Willard because they drive our team to compete for our best.

LDR – Who has been the biggest influence on your volleyball career?

Taylor – I have two influential people in my volleyball career. Coach Beth Knight during my youth seasons, for introducing me to the game of volleyball and the reason I have grown to love the sport. Coach Jenny Collins for supporting me and driving me to be the best that I can be.

 

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