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Swede senior to be a Knight

Aryn Meisinger will have to use her quickness and athletic ability to replace Shannon Liewer, an All-American libero last season, as she signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at North Platte Community College last Wednesday.

Head coach of the Knights, Sally Thalken told Meisinger that the libero position is the backbone of a team at the college level, and that Meisinger has the talent to replace Liewer.

“Even though she is small, she jumps well and we will let her take swings,” Thalken said. “You (Meisinger) have a lot of qualities that make you a great fit for our program.”

After signing, Meisinger said she was excited to play at NPCC.

“It’s something different. I wanted to keep playing volleyball after school,” she said.

Meisinger’s parents, Dan and Mary Meisinger said they were excited for her decision.

“Now she can enjoy the rest of her senior year knowing she has made this decision,” Mary said.

She noted they were pleased they could watch her play for two more seasons.

Thalken said that Meisinger’s scholarship acceptance was huge for the program at NPCC and that she could be the heart, soul and guts of the team.

Her scholarship pays Meisinger’s tuition, books and fees for two years.

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