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Athlete of the week

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By The Staff

Morgan BentleySchool: South Oldham Middle School.Sport: Volleyball.Position: Setter.Age: 13.Hometown: Crestwood.History: Bentley, a setter, has been a key member of the SOMS program since the sixth-grade and is hoping to keep the Lady Dragons program on the upswing it has enjoyed the past few seasons.Bentley started playing volleyball at the age of nine in a program at the Oldham County YMCA.She was also been involved in soccer and gymnastics, but gave both up once her love of volleyball kicked in.“My parents both play in a league so that had a lot to do with it,” Bentley said. “I liked gymnastics, but I didn’t want to do it seven days a week.”Bentley said she plays volleyball nearly year-round and plays club ball for Club Ele when not playing for SOMS. She also plans to tryout for the Mid-America Volleyball Association teams next year.Outside interests: A straight-A student, Bentley is a member of the Beta Club, the Science Club, the Drama Club and the Chorus. Her favorite class is Language Arts.An avid reader, Bentley is a huge fan of the Twilight series about teenage vampires.What she likes best: “I like that it’s a thing where people don’t judge you by what you do as an individual like they do in gymnastics, but by how you help your team,” Bentley said. “In volleyball you are judged by the points you make as a team. It’s also where I have met a lot of my friends and has helped me to get involved and to know a lot of people from different schools and meet my best friend who goes to a different school.”