Lady Herders setting up for success in 2021

Trey Stewart,



      Glenrock High School volleyball coach Meghan Anderson has a different idea of success than many.


Sure, the wins and losses matter, and making runs at state tournaments are important. And yes, end-of-season accolades and awards do count for something in the long run.


But Anderson’s idea of true success revolves heavily around one thing: the type of women her players become both on and off the court.


“The culture and environment here are important,” said Anderson. “We want to focus on making sure each of our girls is a good person, whether it’s on or off the court. We want them to be there for each other and have that camaraderie, having each other’s backs no matter what. That’s success to us.”


In terms of the so-called “tangible” success, however, Glenrock saw plenty of that last season, too. The Herders finished fourth at the state tournament and third at regionals in 2020.


And with several returning upperclassmen from last year’s squad, Anderson expects the team to thrive under her senior leadership.


“We’ve got a good core of players I expect to step up to roles as leaders. Hopefully, they will lead our team to even more success.


“We’ve got Adelaide Williams who’s a senior, and you’ll probably see a lot of her this year. She’s going to be our setter. And then we have Skylar Harford, another senior hitter, and Emma Wieser, our senior defensive specialist. Hopefully, the team will rally around those girls throughout the year.”


The Herders fought through their fair share of adversity to find relative triumph in 2020, overcoming injuries and setbacks over the course of the season.


Anderson’s girls made adjustments, filling in whenever and wherever needed for the good of the team.


“We had a good bit of injuries last year and had to change things up. We needed to put girls in different roles and ask more of them toward the end of the postseason. With all that we dealt with, still being able to come out with a trophy at state meant a lot.”

Anderson said the “team-first mindset” was what brought Glenrock so much success last season, and that she hopes to ride a similar wave to similar achievement this year.


“It was amazing to see,” Anderson said. “We all just pulled together and played as a team. It was never about one individual. Everybody contributed in the way they needed to for us to be successful.”


“I just want to see these girls step up again this year and take us to where I know we can go. It’s about bringing the culture. If we do that, I think it’s going to be a really good year.”


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