Meet the 'Jackets: Skylyr Leake

Submitted photo by Sydny Leake
Lebanon junior Skylyr Leake is expected to be a key member of the LHS volleyball team this fall, according to Lebanon head volleyball coach Jenny Collins. 

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Lebanon junior Skylyr Leake is ready to make an immediate impact for LHS athletics this upcoming school year.

Leake, a three sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and track is a move-in from the St. Charles area, but spent a lot of time in the Lebanon school district during elementary school.
According to head volleyball coach Jenny Collins, Leake has fit right in with the team and should see time this fall for the volleyball team.

“Skylyr shows great athletism on the court and has made some nice progress in a short span of time,” Collins said. “She has shown some nice versatility on both the back and front row and adds some height at the net for our team.”

Leake’s father, Jeremy, is a former assistant women’s basketball coach at Lindenwood University and accepted a job to return back to Lebanon and will be a varsity girls’ assistant basketball coach in the winter.

Leake’s younger sister, Sydny, will be a freshman at LHS and is expected to participate in volleyball and basketball.
The Lebanon Daily Record caught up with Leake to talk to her about the move back to Lebanon.

LDR – What would you say your biggest strengths are on the volleyball court?

Skylyr – I think my biggest strengths on the volleyball court are just my competitiveness and my athleticism. I never give up on a play and don’t think my teammates could ever question my effort.

LDR – What are some things you tried to improve on during the offseason?

Skylyr – During the offseason I have been playing a lot of basketball so that has taken up a lot of my summer, but I did try to improve my hitting and jumping during track and club volleyball to prepare for the fall.

LDR – What are your expectations you have for the season this fall?

Skylyr – I am really looking forward to getting to know the girls on my team and improving my game.

LDR – How has the move back to Lebanon been for you? How are you adapting with your new teammates?

Skylyr – I miss my friends back in St. Charles, but I am glad to be back with my friends here. I know a lot of the girls on the team already from when I lived here before, but everyone has been super nice so far.

LDR – Who has been the biggest influence on your volleyball career?

Skylyr – I haven’t had anyone who has really made a huge impact on my volleyball career so far. I played a little in fourth grade, but I didn’t play again until my freshman year.

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