For Emilee Hashley, volleyball is a game of mistakes. For Glacier’s varsity girls, the winner is the one who gets over those errors the fastest.
“Volleyball is the only sport you gain points by other people’s mistakes,” said Hashley, a junior and co-captain of the Wolfpack volleyball team. And with the help of setter Lindsea Vaudt, Hashley is looking forward to a strong season with few errors. Improving in every game, leading verbally and by example, on and off the court, are her goals.
“Not having seniors, you have to be a good leader,” she said, adding that she tries to achieve that by “not being selfish and not letting others get down on themselves.”
In essence: moving past mistakes.
But she relishes the young team’s triumphs as well, recalling the Glacier girls’ win this year over Missoula’s Hellgate High School – the team’s first victory since the new school opened.
“It’s not really making history until you win,” Hashley said. Her future at Glacier is still unwritten, but she is working toward a volleyball or track scholarship at Montana State University where she hopes to study nursing and become a physician’s assistant. She tries hard to emulate the work ethic of her sister, Holli Hashley, to get her there.
“She puts so much effort into everything,” Hashley said of her sister. “She sets high standards. Now I have to do that.”
Off the court, Hashley enjoys boating and any kind of water sport. “It’s something not competitive that I love doing,” she said. And shyly she added, “I love singing. Singing is like poetry, and you can just let yourself out.”
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