Medora senior has led multiple teams


Kailen Flynn has spent a lot of time in the gymnasium at Medora over the years.

Since the seventh grade, Flynn has played basketball and volleyball throughout her career.

The senior feels that communication and teamwork are at important when it comes to being successful in both.

“Teamwork is the most important thing because volleyball is a team sport,” Flynn said. “You can’t do everything by yourself. It’s really important that you communicate with your team so that you can get the ball back over.

“Teamwork and communication is probably about the same in basketball because you need to know what the other players are doing to help you get the points, or vice versa. Practice is important in all sports, for sure.”

Flynn has been a team captain in both sports and enjoys being a leader.

“I feel like I’m kind of a teacher, l and I can kind of help my teammates,” Flynn said.

This winter Flynn handles the ball a lot, and is also the top shooter and scorer on the team.

She said if she is open from the outside she will shoot, is more comfortable driving.

Her high-point games this season have been 17 against Columbus Christian and 16 against Bloomington Lighthouse Christian. Flynn scored 17 against Lanesville her junior year, and her career-high is 18 against Edinburgh her sophomore season.

“I like how we’re all really close,” Flynn said of playing at Medora. “We know each-other really well, and I think that helps when we’re on the floor as well.”Flynn said she enjoys the home games. “It’s a lot more relaxing because you’re at home and you have the fans to support you.”

She played all-around in volleyball, and said when she played in the back row she tried to get digs and make good passes to the setter.

In the front row she was an outside hitter.

“I tried to mix up my attacks. I mostly went angle, but to throw them off I’d hit line,” Flynn said.

The Hornets had a new coach last fall, as Missy Stewart moved from junior varsity to varsity coach.

“Missy was really fun,” Flynn said. “She likes to have fun when we’re in practice. We did most of the same stuff we did last year.”

Flynn earned All-Conference honors in volleyball. She helped the Hornets place runners-up in the conference volleyball tournament. The Southern Roads Conference held conference tournaments in volleyball and basketball at the beginning of the seasons.

“It’s a lot different,” Flynn said of playing in the SRC. “You have more pressure to win, but it’s really fun because you get to see the different teams that play.”

She has enjoyed attending MHS.

“The smallness of the school is good because you know everyone here, and it’s a lot easier to get help, and you just have a better connection with everyone,” Flynn said. I’ll remember all my friends.”

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Name: Kailen Flynn

High School: Medora

Parents: Kenny and Shannon Flynn

Sibling: Kameron

Sports: volleyball 4 years, basketball 4 years

Athletic highlights:volleyball: all-conference, hitting, serving awards; basketball: Most valuable player, free throw award.

Organizations: Beta Club, Student council

Plans after high school: attend IUPUI, study to become a dental hygienist

Favorite food: chicken alfredo

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musician: Bryson Tiller

Favorite team: Indiana University


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