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Beloit-St. John’s Ella Wiles – Poll Winner Presented By Salina Tech

By Hayden Swope

Senior Ella Wiles, an athlete from Beloit-St. John’s, was voted a volleyball poll winner. Playing the past three years on varsity has set Wiles up for success for her final year on the court.

“First of all, it is very humbling to be voted a poll winner,” Wiles said. “The time people took to vote for me is beyond appreciated and I am grateful for each and every vote. Our small town so often steps up in the biggest ways for each other and this is just a small example.”

Wiles has not only been preparing herself for the season, but has also stepped into the leadership role to ready her team.

“As a senior, along with the other three seniors, we have tried to step up as leaders and help prepare the rest of our team for the best season yet,” Wiles said. “Whether it’s in practice, on the court or off the court, we’ve tried to work on our team unity and be the team we know we can be.”

The Trojans have made quite a few sub-state appearances in the fast years, and Wiles is eager to take her team all the way to a state championship this year. 

“Some goals I am focused on this season is to see our team make it to state this year,” Wiles said. “We have lost out at the sub-state games the prior three years of my high school career, and we are aiming to change that
this year.” 

While still open to continue playing volleyball after high school, Wiles does plan to attend college and continue her academics. 

“I hope to attend either Fort Hays State University or Newman University, to major in medical diagnostic imaging,” Wiles said.

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