Knepp seems to always be in the right spot at the right time and even when there are unforced errors around her, she is consummate team player, who always tries to pump up her teammates. Her demeanor mirrors DeCoursey’s — she’s the coach on the floor.
“She’s just amazing,” DeCoursey said. “She’s been our setter for four years and for her to get that award is just an honor to her and her family.”
Knepp was just as freshman starter three years ago when the Vikings were one point away from going to the state championship, but fell short to Indianapolis Lutheran. Knepp, Sisco, Graber and Allison Hoover had waited three years to avenge that loss. She was a sophomore on the Vikings’ basketball team that was undefeated before getting upset in the regional against Borden. She and her teammates were always the bridesmaids, never the bride.
“To know that we were the first team ever in school history to do it — that’s just an amazing feeling in itself right there,” Knepp said. “A lot of people didn’t think we could do it. I mean we weren’t even supposed to make it out of sectional. To actually come to state and not only be here, but win, it’s just amazing.”