Cashel sets up nicely for weekly honors |

Cashel sets up nicely for weekly honors

Staff Report

Celeste Cashel doesn’t always get the glory or kill stats some of her Glenwood Springs High School volleyball teammates receive, but she’s just as involved in almost every blistering spike from the Demon side of the net.

Cashel is the setter and one of the leaders of the Demons undefeated squad. Her performance in the young season has earned her this week’s Glenwood Springs High School Athlete of the Week honors.

“I try to be a leader because it’s my responsibility to call plays and make sure everybody knows what we’re doing,” the senior said. “It’s just kind of a the role of the position.

“I really like that part – having to know the game is really fun,” Cashel added.

The Glenwood volleyball team is off to a blistering start after opening the season with the Demon Invitational crown. After last Tuesday’s sweep of Aspen, the Demons improved to 6-0 on the season.

Cashel, a Class 4A Western Slope League all-league player last season, is an essential cog in Glenwood’s power game. She notched 17 assists against Aspen and has an abundance of front-line players whom she can set up for the kill.

Amber Sutherland, Leanna Lawson and Leah Hinkey are the most obvious weapons in the front row, and all benefit from Cashel’s ability to set up the perfect shot.

“They are all big and they can block, but they can all hit real well, too,” Cashel said. “It doesn’t matter what the rotation is, we always have a great player up front and the back row is great to. They dig some great shots.”

While Cashel is most valuable as the set-up person on the court, she admits she enjoys getting in on some of the glory plays as well.

“I like to block and I like to hit, but that doesn’t happen much,” she said. “Sometimes it looks like height would be a little beneficial.”

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