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Frankton’s Holli Klettheimer named THB Sports Volleyball Athlete of the Year

Holli Klettheimer, a senior at Frankton High School, has been awarded the THB Sports Volleyball Athlete of the Year for her outstanding performance in the 2023 season. Klettheimer, who has been a four-time All-Central Indiana Conference selection and Frankton’s all-time leader in kills, blocks, and digs, led her team to a 23-8 record and a sectional title this year.

A versatile and dominant player

Klettheimer, who stands at 6-foot-1, has been a force to reckon with on both sides of the net. She has been a ferocious attacker and defender for the Frankton volleyball team, one who has earned the respect of her peers and opposing coaches. With over 400 kills this season, her senior year was no different. In fact, her achievements during her last season as an Eagle were made all the more impressive as she learned a new position she had never played before.

Klettheimer, who had been a middle hitter for most of her career, switched to the outside hitter position this season to fill a void left by graduation. She adapted quickly and seamlessly, showing her versatility and willingness to do whatever it takes to help her team win. She also improved her passing and serving skills, becoming a more well-rounded player.

Frankton’s Holli Klettheimer named THB Sports Volleyball Athlete of the Year

“She’s just a phenomenal athlete,” Frankton coach Kelly Miller said. “She can play any position on the court. She’s very coachable and very humble. She’s always looking to get better and always looking to help her teammates.”

A leader and a role model

Klettheimer, who has been playing volleyball since she was in fourth grade, has also been a leader and a role model for her team. She has been a captain for the past two seasons, setting an example with her work ethic, attitude, and passion. She has also been a mentor for the younger players, offering them advice and encouragement.

“She’s a great leader,” Frankton senior libero Emma Granger said. “She’s always positive and always motivating us. She’s like a big sister to all of us. She’s always there for us, on and off the court.”

Klettheimer, who has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, has also been a leader and a role model in the classroom and in the community. She has been involved in various clubs and activities, such as Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Key Club. She has also volunteered at the local food pantry, animal shelter, and nursing home.

“She’s a very well-rounded person,” Frankton principal Steve Edwards said. “She’s not only a great athlete, but also a great student and a great citizen. She’s a very positive influence on our school and our town.”

A bright future ahead

Klettheimer, who has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Indiana Wesleyan University, a NAIA Division II school, has a bright future ahead of her. She said she is excited to continue her volleyball career and pursue her academic goals at the next level. She plans to major in elementary education and become a teacher.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to play at Indiana Wesleyan,” Klettheimer said. “I love the campus, the coaches, and the team. I think it’s a great fit for me.”

Klettheimer said she is also grateful for the support and guidance she has received from her family, coaches, teammates, teachers, and friends throughout her high school career. She said she will always cherish the memories and the lessons she has learned as a Frankton Eagle.

“I’m very proud to be a part of this program and this community,” Klettheimer said. “It’s been an amazing journey. I’ve learned so much and grown so much as a player and as a person. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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