Serving Up Double Trouble

Volleyball program boasts 3 sets of sisters


Courtney Carpenter, Co-Editor

This season in the Blue Valley volleyball program, there are three sets of sisters, two of whom play on Freshman A, Freshman B, and Varsity.

Fraternal freshmen twins Danielle Milich and Christina Milich play on Freshman A together, along with identical freshmen twins Kinsley Alley and Lauren Alley who play on Freshman B.

Christina said she has always played volleyball with her sister Danielle since she first started with the sport.

“I’ve been playing volleyball since fourth grade,” Christina said. “Up until last year, [Danielle and I] have usually played on the same team, but we were on different club teams last season.”

Christina said although they keep it light and fun, they are both constantly pushing each other to be better players.

“We’re very competitive,” Christina said. “Sometimes we play the same positions; we’re both middles or we’re blocking each other, or we’re hitting against each other, which gets very competitive. Sometimes we’ll trash talk a little.”

Christina and Danielle both said playing with the opposite twin has been enjoyable, along with the head-to-head aspect of the game.

“It’s really fun playing with each other,” Christina said. “I love being around Danielle so much.”

Kinsley has been playing volleyball for five years, and said she has competed with her from the beginning.

“I’ve always played volleyball with my sister,” Lauren said. “I can’t really think of volleyball without her.”

Lauren said her favorite thing about competing with her sister and coming in as freshmen was the support they gave each other.

“We always bring each each other up,” Lauren said. “I can tell when Kinsley needs that extra bit of encouragement.”

In addition to these two sets of twins, freshman Cassidy Carpenter and junior Courtney Carpenter also play with each other on varsity.

“Playing with my sister has been a great opportunity,” Cassidy said. “Although it was only for a short time [because of her injury], she was super supportive of me and really helped the transition into playing at the varsity level. I’m so grateful to have this year and next to compete together.”