Here’s a closer look at the Hauser volleyball team.

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Name: Jeff Case

Year: 18th year in program, 16th as varsity coach

Position: Head coach

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Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Regional was great because we had to beat two really good teams.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will always remember the team chemistry and mental toughness.”

What would a state title mean?

“I can only imagine it would be an unbelievable feeling and a total validation of years of effort.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“I hope it’s to hug my wife.”

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Name: Becky Baker-Schoen

Year: 14th year in program, fourth as varsity assistant

Position: Assistant coach

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Beating Indianapolis Lutheran at regional.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will miss this team, the girls and coaches. I have coached many of the girls for over 10 years. It has been a labor of love, and I wouldn’t trade this time for a million dollars!”

What would a state title mean?

“The dedication and hard work of many years has paid off.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Hug my daughter Sydney … then cry.”

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Name: Rachel Thayer

Year: Second with program

Position: JV coach

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Singing on the bus with these crazy girls.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“When I look back, I will think about how special these girls are to me. My cousin (Sarah Tedder) is a senior, and I have watched her grow up. To see her journey lead her here is so wonderful. She deserves it!”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would be awesome. It would mean all the hard work put in before, during and after the season would have paid off.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Scream from excitement and celebrate with all the girls.”

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Name: Tabetha Tedder

Year: Sixth year with program, fourth at high school level

Position: Assistant junior varsity coach

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The most fun has been watching these girls work hard and become a unit working together for one goal and watching (daughter) Sarah and others enjoying the moment.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“As a unique bonded group of super young girls that love volleyball.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would mean that dedication and hard work pays off.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Scream, then hug Sarah.”

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Name: Alana Owen

Year: Senior

Position: Setter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“We had a car wash at the beginning of the season, and that was a lot of fun.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will look back upon this team as the best team that I have ever had, and I’ll remember all of the amazing and fun memories with my teammates.”

What would a state title mean?

“It would be a dream come true. I’ve always dreamed about winning a state title, so actually winning a state title would be amazing!”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“First, I will hug all of my teammates and cry. Then, I will celebrate on the bus ride home with my team.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“‘All I Do Is Win’ by DJ Khaled”

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Name: Sydney Schoen

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The team car wash and all of the team bonding activities.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will look back on all of the memories and friendships that I had with my teammates on and off the court.”

What would a state title mean?

It would mean that all of our hard work has paid off.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“I would first hug all of my teammates. Then, I would celebrate by eating a big meal.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Madie Sherman

Year: Senior

Position: Middle hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“When our team went to the pumpkin patch and carved pumpkins.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“As the best and most energetic team I’ve played on.”

What would a state title mean?

“That all of our hard work paid off.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Hug my teammates.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“We Are the Champions”

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Name: Megan Swinford

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The team sectional dinner was awesome. We dined at El Jefe, which was decorated by parents. Then, we drove to Sarah Tedder’s house to make shirts and hats for our fans to wear.

How will you look back upon this team?

“This team will always have a special place in my heart. They are an amazing group of girls.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would mean a blessing, not an accomplishment, because regardless of our record, this team has accomplished so much already.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“The first things I’ll do is find my family and boyfriend, cry and celebrate.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“We Are the Champions”

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Name: Sarah Tedder

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter/defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The most fun was making shirts for sectional together and carving pumpkins as a team.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will look back and think of how much fun I’ve had with this team. I will always be proud of how far we have gotten, no matter the outcome.”

What would a state title mean?

“I would mean the world to me! It would mean that all of the time we’ve spent together and all of the hard work paid off!”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Cry and hug my teammates.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“We Are the Champions”

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Name: Taylor Henderson

Year: Junior

Position: Right-side hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Bus rides and sleepovers.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“As the best team I’ve been a part of.”

What would a state title mean?

“Everything in the world.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Cry”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Mary Branum

Year: Sophomore

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“All of the away games are super fun, especially the bus rides home.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I’ll look back at this team not only as hard working, but also family.”

What would a state title mean?

“It’ll mean that we worked hard to get to where we are. We never gave up, even though it was a tough game.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Scream, probably cry.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Shelby Fugate

Year: Sophomore

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Besides winning semistate, the most fun I have had this year is probably all of the inside jokes, dinners and bus rides we have had as a team, especially all of our team activities.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“This team was the best team I have been on, not just because we have won a lot of games, but because this team is really caring and filled with a lot of effort. This team works together to get stuff done.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title for us would mean this team has really worked hard to win because we have never won a volleyball state title before.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Celebrate! We will celebrate by doing our traditional ride around Hope. I would definitely cry after we win because this would be a great accomplishment.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Kylie Lock

Year: Sophomore

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Jamming on the bus and in the locker room.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“This is by far our strongest team. This team has learned to bond so well, and we’ve learned to work together.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would mean so much to me. This is the first time Hauser volleyball has ever passed semistate. It would just mean the world to me to be a part of this team.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Cry tears of joy and then celebrate!”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Melanie Taylor

Year: Sophomore

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“I’ve had so much fun this season! But definitely the practices and bus rides home are always a blast!”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I’ll look back at this team as family. My teammates are always there for me, and being with them after a rough school day always brightens my day. On and off the court, they have my back, and I will always have theirs. Honestly, Jeff and my teammates have made me become a better player and person.”

What would a state title mean?

“Everything, it would pay off all of the sweat, tears and hard work we put into this season and winning state with this team would be a dream come true.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Cry. Definitely cry. Then, I will have someone pinch me because I honestly will not be able to comprehend what just happened.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“We Are the Champions”

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Name: Olivia Wright

Year: Sophomore

Position: Middle hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Our bus rides when we would listen to music and Sarah would be singing and dancing.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will look back at this team and remember how much the upperclassmen helped us.”

What would a state title mean?

“It would be a dream come true.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“I will cry and hug all the girls. Then, we will celebrate on the bus.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Micah Cooper-Sponseller

Year: Freshman

Position: Defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“Definitely just being able to practice, play, win games and grow with these girls. They have been so supportive and sweet since I first took a step in the gym. It’s just one big family.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I’ll look back and think how amazing and fun this team was, but I will never forget how serious our practices were to make us on top! Us being hard working is what is going to make this memory so great!”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title means that each one of us players and coaches worked to the best of our abilities non-stop. It would mean that world to us because we have practiced and practiced for us to get here.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Jump up and run to the nearest teammate and hug them with tears of joy, and make my way around the team.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Hannah Johnson

Year: Freshman

Position: Middle hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“This team is just full of funny moments that can’t really be explained, but the most fun I had would definitely be the locker room shenanigans.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“Next year, when the seniors leave, I’ll look back and remember how we worked through everything and gave it our all every day we stepped on the court.”

What would a state title mean?

“I’ve been looking forward to this moment since I started playing. A state title would mean the world to me and this amazing team.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“Cry, then celebrate and thank my team for the work they put in with me this summer.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Sophia Musillami

Year: Freshman

Position: Outside hitter/defensive specialist

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The most fun I’ve had this season would have to be the bus rides, jamming out in the locker room and hanging out with the team.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I will look back and think about how lucky I am to be part of this team. This is also a great thing to learn that if you put your mind to something, you can do it.”

What would a state title mean?

“Winning a state title would mean so much to me because only being a freshman, it is amazing to have this opportunity. We have worked so hard this season and we deserve this.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“I will probably scream, cry, celebrate and hug everybody.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Marnie Schwartzkopf

Year: Freshman

Position: Outside hitter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“I loved bus rides, jamming out after a great win. We’d be screaming at the top of our lungs, and the whole town of Hope would know we were home.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“I’ll look back on all the great memories we had. We all got along and loved spending time together. The bench was never quiet. I lost my voice just about every game. We weren’t just a team, we were a family.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would mean that all our hard work had paid off. From early mornings to late after school nights, we worked for what we achieved.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“I’ll probably give everyone I know a hug, especially my team. Then, I’ll probably go home and take a nice nap knowing the Jets are state champs.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“All I Do Is Win”

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Name: Aunaka Wasil

Year: Freshman

Position: Setter

Besides winning semistate, what was the most fun you had this season?

“The best memories I’ve had with this team would be the team-bonding activities outside of the gym. We’ve made many memories that I will never forget.”

How will you look back upon this team?

“When I’m a senior and look back to my first high school athletic experience, I’ll be really happy remembering everything I’ve done and all the memories I’ve made.”

What would a state title mean?

“A state title would mean everything to me. Even if we don’t win state, I’ll still be impressed with how far we’ve come and how hard we have all worked.”

If you win Saturday, the first thing you’ll do is?

“If we win, I’ll definitely cry both happy and sad tears. Happy because I’ve just won a state title, and sad because it was my last game as a freshman with the seniors.”

What song do you want playing during the postgame celebration if you win?

“‘All I Do Is Win’ because that song is very iconic to our team because we play it before every game and after every win.”