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Has an athletic career really ended for Madison

 

November 9, 2017

Drew Biesecker for the Western Nebraska Observer

Madison Biesecker shows her jumping abilities as she goes up high for a kill while performing for Southeast Community College. The former Kimball High standout closed out her collegiate career this past week in a loss to Columbus in the regional finals. For the second consecutive year she was named All Region.

Has an athletic career really ended for Madison? That is the question that awaits Madison Biesecker and all of her Kimball fans and family. The young lady who performed so well while a Kimball High student while competing in volleyball, basketball and track and field was talented enough to attract the attention of college coaches and accepted a scholarship offer to continue playing volleyball at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska. She closed out her two year career for Southeast a week back, and the basketball coach was wanting her to help out his program, but Madison has now elected to turn the offer down and go a different road.

As tempting as it was to give the college basketball a try, Madison elected to go to work at a job that will help her to be accepted into a medical program when she finished out her final semester at Southeast this March. Madison has a goal of becoming an RN in the medical field and at the moment is hoping to continue her education at Scottsbluff.

Madison was recruited as a setter when the Southeast Coach came to Kimball to get her name on the dotted line. Her first year she played only setter and she had a great season with 824 assists, 58 kills, 34 ace serves, 154 digs, 32 blocks, 177 points and finished with 309% hitting. She was named All Region! In her second year and in the season just ended, she did some setting again but was also used at several positions as needed, including hitting and back row. Her stats were once again sparkling with 224 kills, 128 assists, 32 ace serves, 166 digs, 35 blocks, and 239 points. Once again she was selected All Region. On top of being honored both years as All Region, she was also selected All Tournament several times and also named as Outstanding Player of several tournaments. She showed that she was a player who could hold her own and perform at a high level at the college game.

Drew Biesecker for the Western Nebraska Observer

Kimball's Madison Biesecker holds an All Tournament Team certificate, one of several she earned throughout her Southeast Community College career as a member of the volleyball team.

I asked Madison to give me some view points on her experience at the college level. "I really enjoyed playing here at Southeast and have no regrets". As to being asked to play at different positions this year she commented, "I was asked to play all over the court this season and that was okay." What is the difference in high school and college volleyball? "It is much more competitive. The quality of the players is more better as everyone you play with or against was from a quality high school team and were all quality players," she said.

So was her final match against Columbus, at Columbus, in the Regional Finals, her final match? "Probably," she said, but you never know, and of course she could sure have some fun playing some Sand Volleyball, or some pickup basketball, whereever she ends up. All of your fans here in Western Nebraska are proud of all of your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors. Job well done to an Outstanding young lady who performed so well as a Lady Longhorn, and at the next level as well.

 

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