Senior Callie Krajcir came out of the girls volleyball preseason with a defined role.
After double sessions had ended and the roster was set, she was slotted as the team's libero.
But when the defending state champion Trojans took the court in their season-opener against Freedom on Tuesday night, Kracjir wasn't donning the red jersey reserved for the player at that spot.
Instead, Lyndsey Iacobelli was playing libero and Krajcir was on the front line.
Perhaps the scariest thing about Kelly Robertson's junior year as a Parkland athlete is that it could have been even better.
All the talented volleyball middle hitter, basketball center and track jumper did was lead one team to its first ever state title and earn state MVP honors in the process.
A knee injury during basketball season put a damper on what could have been a highly decorated campaign, but it wasn't enough to stop her from being named the 2011-12 Parkland Press Female Athlete of the Year.
The following are results from the Keystone State Quarter Midget Race Club series held at the club's track in Schnecksville.
Jr. Novice - 1. Dalton Mapes, 2. Lawson Szerencits;
Jr. Novice Unrest. - 1. Tyler Henry, 2. Ziven Hendricks, 3. Brandon Krapf;
Sr. Novice - 1. Mackenzie Hixson;
Jr. Animal - 1. Morgan LaBuda, 2. Ryan Graver, 3. Jacob Balliet;
Sr. Animal - 1. Logen Snyder, 2. JJ Horstman, 3. Tyler Lindsay;
Jr. Honda - 1. Ryan Graver, 2. Morgan LaBuda, 3. Gracie Hixon;
Balancing two sports with academics is always a tough act, especially being successful at both sports.
Rob Dvoracek mastered that craft, while still being a level-headed student his senior year Parkland High School. For these accomplishments, he is named the 2011-12 Parkland Press Male Athlete of the Year.
The South Parkland Gray Midget team recently won the Parkland Youth League Baseball Championship. The Trojans defeated Grandlawn #1 in the title game 13-12, in a game played over two nights.
The dramatic winning run scored when Nick Mohr hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
A very successful summer for the Parkland boys basketball team came to a sudden end in the first round of the Stellar Summer League playoffs last Thursday night at Cedar Beach.
A blown 10-point lead late in the second half brought the summer to a close for the Trojans, losing to rival Emmaus 53-48 in overtime.