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Hillsboro’s Zaylee Werth – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Visit Salina

By Blake Chadwick

After a 21-6 record a year ago and a deep playoff run, senior Zaylee Werth knows that this team, led by her, can be very special.

“Zaylee is our team captain, and one of the best players in the state,” head coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “She will return as the team leader in scoring, assists, rebounds, blocks, and steals from a year ago.”

Werth’s work ethic has taken her far, and with a long summer of travel basketball and training sessions, the senior is only getting better.

“Since I was little, I have put in lots of work to become a good player, and because of this, I can lead by example. I also always try to bring a good attitude and lots of energy to each practice and encourage my teammates any chance I get,” Werth said.

After helping lead her volleyball team to their second straight class 2A state championship, Werth was named to the postseason all-league first-team.

Werth loves the grind and the game but knows she wouldn’t be where she is without God.

“My faith has played a huge role in how I am as both a person and a teammate,” Werth said. “Knowing my joy comes from the Lord has helped motivate me to become the best player and also to spread that joy to others.”

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