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High countries Volleyball Alum Transitions to Defensive Role at Hanover

High countries Volleyball Alum Transitions to Defensive Role at Hanover

Individuals knew Casey Dunn as a strong all-around player for the Highlands Bluebirds volleyball crew.

Yet, Dunn changed to a protective expert part for the NCAA Division III Hanover College Panthers (Indiana) of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference as a rookie. The 2020 Highlands graduate completed third in the group with 94 burrows this spring. Hanover is situated in southeast Indiana across the Ohio River from Trimble County.

Dunn confronted some first class adversaries in her three years on varsity at Highlands. In any case, Dunn said her club and Amateur Athletic Union volleyball encounters assisted her with changing the speed of the NCAA Division III level on the grounds that both had quicker speeds than secondary school volleyball.

“There are still so often where I was simply astounded the ball was coming at me significantly quicker than ever tossed at,” Dunn said. “You need to remain in your spot and simply make changes. You commit an error and you need to fix it the following circumvent essentially.”

Dunn remains at 5-feet-7-inches. Dunn additionally had two kills, seven helps and eight pros for the Panthers.

“Casey is a contender. Each training, each scrimmage and each match, I realize she will battle for at any point ball,” said Peter Preocanin, Hanover Head Coach. “All the more critically, her partners realize she will bring her A game. They regard her obligation to the group and working on her game. It is about disposition and exertion. Casey gets her best all that she does. I’m eager to see her keep on developing over her next three years at Hanover!”

Hanover additionally runs a 5-1 offense like Highlands. Dunn said the Panthers like to run a quick offense.

“That put me in where I must peruse somewhat more and only sort of expecting balls that I could never have imagined so I can truly get the ball up to my setter,” Dunn said. “You must be out there settling on little choices super quick.”

Hanover completed 12-5 in general and 5-4 in HCAC activity useful for 6th out of 10 groups. The main four finishers during the ordinary season made the HCAC Tournament. Transylvania University in Lexington won the competition this spring. The season moved to the spring as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic.

Preocanin has been the lead trainer of the Panthers since 2000. He’d been a colleague the past four seasons. That coherence is one reason Dunn chose to go to Hanover.

“I feel that just made it truly consoling for me that he cherishes the program and he adores simply working with every one of the young ladies and truly improving the group as one,” Dunn said. “He truly realizes what he’s doing. I truly like that.”

The Panthers won the HCAC Tournament and customary season crowns in 2007 and 2017. Hanover additionally won customary season crowns in 2011, 2015 and 2016.

Dunn trusts that a time of group holding will help the Panthers ascend back to that level. Hanover couldn’t do a lot during the slow time of year on account of the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic.

“There were times where we were cooperating as one. We were truly on during those minutes,” Dunn said. “Yet, there were numerous minutes where we were somewhat an excessive number of people on a court. We have the ability and (commitment). We simply need to cooperate as one. The season was more limited. It was somewhat of an unusual year.”

The players needed to wear covers on the court. Fans including guardians were likewise not ready to go to the games.

Dunn will be a sophomore this season. She said players have an additional time of qualification as a result of the pandemic. However, she isn’t sure how she will manage it yet.

Dunn is studying a pre-medications Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology. While numerous organizations had classes internet during the 2020-21 scholastic school year, Dunn said most of her classes were face to face. Hanover has an undergrad enlistment of 1,070. Hanover has a fall semester, winter semester prior to going to a spring semester in May where understudies take an additional class.

“I truly enjoyed the little study hall and having the option to chat with your teacher,” Dunn said. “Every one of my teachers knew what my identity was. They were open to conversing with me. I was open to chatting with them asking them inquiries, sending them messages. I just preferred being in a little local area nearly. It was practically similar to it’s own little town. Everyone sort of knows one another. Everyone loves spending time with one another. I recently enjoyed that humble community feeling.”

Dunn said she completed her first year with around a 3.75 grade-point normal on a four-point scale. She credited Highlands for setting up her well scholastically.

“I feel like the greater part is the means by which you deal with your time and how you study,” Dunn said. “It was anything but an immense change.”

Dunn made it down to Lexington to see the Highlands Bluebirds young men b-ball group win its first state title April 1-3. Her sibling Adam played in the group that completed 30-4 winning 21 straight en route to the crown. Adam Dunn will be a lesser this year.

“I’m so glad for them,” Casey Dunn said. “That was my first b-ball game that season going to watch them play. It was insane to go there and see them all playing together as one. I adored it for my sibling since he didn’t know whether he needed to play b-ball or not this previous season. He chose to play and he truly loved it.”

Hanover opens its season Sept. 1 against Spalding University in Louisville. Game time is 7 p.m. The Panthers have a few competitions planned this fall.

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