Lady Knights raise cancer awareness with Volley for the Cure

By Ellen Boan, Reporter

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. There are 11 women on the KHS varsity volleyball team. You do the math.

Statistics like these are the reason why Western Sun Conference schools are participating in Volley for the Cure, where teams play exhibition games to raise money for breast cancer research during October, breast cancer awareness month. Kaneland volleyball has been working hard to spread the word, Varsity Coach Todd Weimer said.

“We’ve got flyers hanging up around the school [and coverage in] newspapers, online, and the Key Communication Network. All of our girls are spreading the word to their friends,” Weimer said.

The varsity Lady Knights hosted an exhibition game against Geneva this year.

“[Playing Geneva is] always a good match,” junior Jessica Lubic, varsity team captain, said.

“They’re our biggest opponents; a lot of girls on our team have played with them in club volleyball,” senior Jordan Hester added.

The varsity Lady Knights lost.

“Although the outcome of the game could have been better, the fans were a great support,” Hester said.

The sophomore team was victorious, however, beating Geneva in three games.