HS Volleyball

Last year’s season ended with an Osage school season record for wins.  With a 22-7-2 record for the 2017 season, our Lady Indians have set the bar high.  Led by seniors Rose Colonius, Samantha Funderburk, Kenzi King and Maddie Henley, our Lady Indians battled to place 3rd in our conference and made it to the second round of districts with a win over Eldon before getting eliminated by the state champion team from Helias.  
Returning for the 2018 season are seniors Carson Wood, Karli Kempf and Cecilia Verslues. Carson Wood has led the Lady Indians in kills for three straight years and will be looking for her 4th this season.  Carson, along with returning sophomore, Sara Wolf, will both be stepping into new roles this year as setters. Karli Kempf will be retuning for her 4th varsity season as a right side hitter and co-captain and senior Cecilia Verslues will take on a new role as outside hitter.  New players to the varsity team this year are Caitlyne Vaughn, Emily Steen, Carley Hambly, Emily Dulle, Grace Otto and Allison Weatherspoon.  I am looking for another strong showing from the Indians this year as we battle our way through a tough conference and schedule.  

 

Staff

TRAVIS SQUIRE
HEAD COACH
This is Coach Squire’s fourth season as Head Coach at Osage (he was a Varsity assistant the prior three seasons). He has been in Education for 21 years, with the past seven spent here at OHS. Coach Squire holds a BS in Biology from Western Illinois University and currently teaches Biology and Physics at Osage High School. He also serves as the OHS Scholar Bowl Coach.
LEAH APPLEBY
JV-A COACH
This is Leah’s fifth season at Osage. She brings a total of twelve years coaching experience with her, including six years as head Volleyball coach at Smithville. Leah has a BS in Biology from William Jewell and holds a Masters in Teaching of Biological Sciences. She currently teaches Science at Osage High School. Leah and her husband, John have one daughter Riley who will be one year old in December.
LEE BAKER
JV-B COACH
Having earned an English degree from the University of Colorado, Coach Baker is teaching his 23rd year at School of the Osage; his 25th total. He has five years experience as an assistant VB coach, and nine as a head coach, with all but one of those years being at Osage. Lee's wife, Denise, is a first grade teacher at Heritage Elementary.