Wolfe County volleyball building a streak of players of the year

A Lady Wolf has won four of the past five KVCA 14th Region Player of the Year awards.
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 5:55 PM EDT
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CAMPTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Wolfe County’s volleyball program has grown since its reboot in 2011.

“We would - for practices, we had morning practices, evening practices, two-a-days, and that’s just like Midway. So I was prepared for everything,” Brooke Trompler said, a graduate of Wolfe County in 2019 and current volleyball player at Midway University.

Now nine years later, the Lady Wolves had built quite the resume with team awards, as well as individual feats.

“Well like since it’s such a small school and county, getting recognition like that is a huge blessing for a year,” Trompler continued.

The Lady Wolves are home to four of the past five Kentucky Volleyball Coaches’ Association (KVCA) 14th Region Players of the Year, including three straight.

“The tradition carries on,” Trompler said, who won the award in 2017 and 2018. “Since it’s such a small place, we’re showing everyone that we can be bigger and better than what we are and how hard we practice.”

“The culture here is really great. Every teammate, every person on this team is just wonderful to play with,” Hailey Stone added, the 2019 recipient of the KVCA 14th Region Player of the Year award.

Kendra Willoughby, Head Coach Ben White’s daughter, started the recognition in 2015 to pave the way for Trompler and Stone. The streak has created a legacy for the program’s players to follow.

“The legacy is once you have one, everybody wants to be one. And if the legacy follows itself, everybody wants their teammates to be one,” White said of his program.

The Lady Wolves won four straight 55th District titles from 2015 to 2018, and have won three 14th Region All ‘A’ titles (2015, 2018, 2019). Wolfe County is still in search of its first outright 14th Region title, but it isn’t their focus.

“Whenever the regional title comes, it comes. But until then, we’re gonna stay on the path of developing kids to be better human beings every single day,” White said.

Hailey Stone, who will be a senior in the fall, has a chance to win back-to-back KVCA 14th Region Player of the Year awards for the Lady Wolves after Trombler won two straight in 2017 and 2018.

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