The 2014 and 2015 Waterloo state champion girls volleyball teams produced D-1 talent in Madeline and Claire Mosher, but their little sister Brooke will soon have a similar fate. But first, she is trying to help lead the 11-1 Pirates to another state tournament.
“I believe we could make it all the way,” said Brooke Mosher, a junior setter/outside hitter. “If we really keep blending together and keep working hard we can do it.”
When her high school career is up, Brooke will head to Illinois, where she’s currently committed. That’s a bit south from Marquette, where both her sisters are a part of the No. 7 Golden Eagle volleyball team.
“I think they could have been like a little sad that maybe I wasn’t going to go play with them,” said Brooke. “But, I think they were happy for me.”
Mosher recently earned her 1000th career kill under the tutelage of head coach Christy Mosher, who is also her mom. Mosher was an assistant for the state title teams, but took over the program last year.
“Coaching your own kid… I remember my dad coaching me as a kid and it would drive me crazy so actually I give a lot of credit to my girls for being patient and receptive,” said Christy Mosher. “[And to] the rest of the team, too, because it’s sometimes hard to have that on the team. But they do a great job with it.”
They just try to keep to volleyball talk on the court, and not take it home with them.
“I kind of, like, have her try not to talk to me about it but sometimes she’ll ask for advice and I’ll give it to her,” said Brooke.
The Pirates have a big test this weekend, where they’ll face some of top-ranked Division 1 teams at the Lancer Invite at Brookfield Central.