Meet the 'Jackets: Jenna Skeens

Photo courtesy of Nick Mebruer
Lebanon junior Jenna Skeens attempts to block a ball during a high school volleyball game last season in Boswell Auditorium. The LHS volleyball team opens up their season on August 25 at the Branson Tournament.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

Lebanon junior Jenna Skeens will have her opportunity to provide an impact for the Lebanon volleyball team this upcoming fall for head coach Jenny Collins.

Skeens will provide lots of height up front for a team that finished last season with over 20 wins and placed second in their district tournament.

“Since I have known Jenna as an incoming freshman to the program she has shown passion for the game and is coachable,” Collins said. “This season I am looking for her to use her gift of height and put up a big block and to be a factor as our first line of defense.”

The Laclede County Record caught up with Skeens to talk to her about her offseason and the upcoming season in the fall.

LCR — Talk about the strengths of your game and what you contribute on the court.

Jenna — It’s no lie that my 6’0” frame gives me an advantage on the court, but speed, agility, and discipline make up what makes me a contender.

LCR — What are some things that you have tried to improve on during the offseason?

Jenna — As a middle hitter, I am primarily on the offense side of volleyball, but in the offseason, I have liked to work on my defense of skills.

LCR — What club volleyball team do you play for? How does that specific program help your game?

Jenna —Currently, I play for club 573 out of Rolla, Missouri, but in prior years I have been on High Impact teams and Synergy teams out of Lebanon. These programs have shaped my volleyball career by staying in the gym in the offseason and playing with different teammates to see different perspectives.

LCR — What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?

Jenna — I am looking forward to achieving our goals as a Lebanon volleyball program this season. Coach Collins has worked very hard this summer to get us into higher competition tournaments, so we see even more significant results during the season.

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