Mercer Island High School volleyball head coach Susan Rindlaub has dreamed of a new net system since she began coaching in 2009. Nine years later, her dream has come true.
The new net system was unveiled at a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 26 at Mercer Island High School after the team was awarded WIAA honors as KingCo league champions for the third consecutive year.
“I’m so proud to be part of a program with such hard-working girls and committed families and community partners,” Rindlaub said. “The new net system, combined with another KingCo win, represent how much they collectively pour their hearts into our program, and I could not be more grateful.”
The Mercer Island Volleyball Booster Club set an ambitious goal at the beginning of the season to replace the net systems for the top-ranked girls volleyball program, and the community responded in big way.
Through the generous support of Mercer Island volleyball families, along with community sponsors Dr. David Weed Orthodontics, Dan Zeller of the Athletic Training Institute, LA Fitness, The Lovsted Family Charitable Foundation and others, the club met its goal and purchased the much-needed equipment.
“Not only did our Booster Club members contribute record-breaking donations, they volunteered to support the Islander spirit wear sales drive, which also helped with the purchase of the equipment,” said Elise Quinn, club board member and mother of senior player Jillian Quinn.
“Each of us is a MIHS volleyball ‘7th Fan,’ and we’re proud to support our girls and coaches who have worked extremely hard to build on our legacy as a top-ranked volleyball program in Washington State,” added Quinn.