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Wildcats Profile — Captain Carr hopes to lead Cats to Blue Banner

Bruce Fuhr
By Bruce Fuhr
November 13th, 2012

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.

The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.

Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.

However, the players are hopeful home court advantage will power the squad to the top of the heap when the prestigious Blue Banner is awarded to the winning team on the evening of December 1.

The Cats play host to the Kootenay Zone Finals Friday and Saturday at Selkirk College Gymnasium.

Before the first serve is taken, The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Today we feature Grade 12 Lynnea Carr.


When head coach Joe Moreira needs a spark to pick up the Wildcats, he turns to Lynnea Carr.

As team captain and setter, Carr is one of the leaders on the Wildcats and is eager to begin the playoff push to a blue banner.

“I definitely feel some pressure to win because it’s been four years since (Mount Sentinel) won a championship,” the 16-year-old Carr explained. “So (I guess) it’s time for another win.”

Carr has come a long way since starting the sport in Grade 9.

But the 5’6” setter with photography and music interests liked volleyball so much she transferred from L.V. Rogers to play at Mount Sentinel.

“(Volleyball) is fun and competitive,” Carr said when asked about the sport. “It’s also a stress-reliever where you can leave all your problems outside the court.”

Carr, like her fellow teammates, eat, sleep and enjoy the sport, playing club and on the beach during the off-season.

The Grade 12 student has been thinking about the thrill of being host school at the provincial tournament since Mount Sentinel finished out of the medals last year in Chetwynd.

“I’m very excited to be hosting provincials,” Carr said.

And your goal at this tournament, Lynnea?

“To win a blue banner (of course).”


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