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Thiele, Squiers transition to college game

Kylie Thiele (2) and Anna Squiers (9) cheer with teammates during their senior year at Kearney Catholic (KHGI)

KEARNEY - The envelope can officially be sealed on the high school careers of Anna Squiers and Kylie Thiele after their participation in the NCA All–Star volleyball and basketball games, respectively, played Tuesday and Monday night.

After helping Kearney Catholic to three state championships and a fourth semifinal appearance, the Star duo now begin their transition to becoming Lopers this fall at Nebraska-Kearney.

Most incoming freshmen start with a new coaching system at the collegiate level. These girls are pretty familiar with what they're getting in to.

"I've played for coach Squiers ever since I can remember for club, so I just know how great of a coach he is and I'm happy that I already know what coaching style he is, so I'm excited to continue to play for him," said Thiele.

"It's going to be a lot different, but I have had him as a coach before at the club level and stuff like that," says Squiers, who is also the daughter of UNK head coach Rick Squiers. "He is a tough coach and I know I'm going to have to get use to that, but I've heard a lot of great things about him and he's done a lot of great things with the program. So I'm really excited to get in there and have him as my coach."

UNK opens their preseason camp on August 14 and have a little less than three weeks before they, unfortunately, have to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii for a season opening tournament on the islands.

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