On Timmer Time

Get to know Katie Timmer, one of the star volleyball players


Laila Salata

Senior Katie Timmer guarding the net for the sport she is most passionate for.

Going into her final year of high school volleyball, senior Katie Timmer wants to improve her skill and prepare for college while also enjoying the season. Timmer will be continuing her volleyball journey at Trinity Christian College.

Timmer started playing volleyball in sixth grade, and it has been her life ever since. She has stuck with volleyball even when it gets tricky.

“I’ve definitely had to overcome the mental part of the sport because club is fun, but it can also be very mentally tough,” Timmer said.

Timmer has had a positive mindset that has helped get her through the challenges she has faced. 

“Katie always has something good to say and something nice to say about everyone,” senior Molly Williams said. “No matter what happens, she’s always encouraging you.”

Timmer’s mentality is something that stands out to coaches and other players. Many players on the team look up to her because she is such a motivating and positive person. Her attitude on and off the court is inspiring.

Timmer is known as an encouraging volleyball player because of the physical work and time she puts in.

“She lifts every single morning at like 5 a.m, and I think she does after school too,” senior Julianna Rettig said.

The work itself may be draining; however, Timmer continues to work, hoping to see significant results.

“The results you get out of it like the hard work and dedication makes you a better player overall,” Timmer said. “And also mentally helps a lot with everyday life.”

Her constant dedication to volleyball makes many players look up to her. As an athlete and a friend, she influences people to become better and stay by their side.

“She is so nice and so energetic and always happy,” Williams said. “She’s always someone that you can go to.” 

As Timmer finishes her high school volleyball career, the first- and second-year players on her team are rooting for her as she continues through her senior year and life beyond ACHS.