Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ENDING ON A HIGH; Redgen Leads the Way at Volleyball Championships

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

ENDING ON A HIGH; Redgen Leads the Way at Volleyball Championships

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Byline: Sam Darroch

REBECCA Redgen bid an emotional farewell to the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup last week in Melbourne when her open girls' side bowed out of the event in fourth place.

In her last tournament for Gladstone State High, the open captain led by example and brought her young charges to within an inch of the coveted Australian title.

Redgen is now set to take on the world having secured a volleyball scholarship in Florida, but will look back fondly on her school volleyball journey.

"The standout player for us would have been Rebecca Redgen who, in Year 12, finished her five years of the program and was quite emotional at the end of it; she put her heart and soul into it," coach Brian van der Weide said.

Van der Weide said that fourth place was a monumental performance for the side given their level of experience.

"I'm quite ecstatic about it as we had a young side and were way down in the rankings this year," he said. …

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