By Matt Browning
Kami Butler of South Haven was chosen for the SCCDAT profile for November. Butler was a second team all-league selection last season for the Cardinals, where she averaged nine points per game.
Once volleyball concluded, Butler has been chomping at the bit to get basketball season started.
“As soon as volleyball season was over I asked my coach to put the basketball goals down so I could shoot,” Butler said. “Any free time I have while in the gym, I try to have a basketball in my hand.”
Last season, South Haven went 19-4 and won the South Central Border League and with many of those key parts back this season, Butler is confident the Wildcats can be a factor in their league and Class 1A.
“My expectations as a team are to get just as far as we did last year, we have the potential to maybe even go farther,” Butler said. “In order to do that we need to play our game and stay positive through the hardships we might go through.”
In year’s past, Butler has struggled with confidence and was critical of her play. But this year, as senior, she understands she needs to improve that.
“My individual expectations for this upcoming season are to stay mentally tough and have better confidence in myself,” Butler said. “I’ve struggled, but with being a big leader to this team this season, I not only have to do it for myself but for my teammates.”
Butler plans to attend Cowley Community College next year and get her Associate’s Degree and then moving on to a four-year college to get her nursing degree.