"She expects a lot out of herself," said her coach. "She's hard on herself. Off the court, she's easygoing; she's a happy kid."
Reynolds is a lot of energy packed in a smaller package than coaches normally look for in an outside hitter.
"Her ability really lies in her power," Haney said. "She's not very big. She's only 5-8."
Reynolds said she's been told a few times that she's too short to play outside hitter.
"I kind of out-jump them and prove them wrong," she said with a slight laugh.
Haney said Reynolds has made herself into one of the most consistent, most powerful hitters in the region.
"She really has worked on her fundamental skills," said the coach. "She's worked on that explosiveness. She's strong and she's a fighter."
Reynolds is also one of the team's top passers.
"I think that she's just that solid go-to player," Haney said. "Game in and game out she's consistently getting the job done. I think the kids know they can count on her. She's very, very competitive. But she's a quiet leader; she leads more by example."
Tanner loves volleyball because it is as challenging mentally as it is physically.
"You have to be so competitive," she said. "It's really all mental. You have to control everything you do."
Reynolds said one of the most valuable lessons she's learned playing volleyball is responsibility.
"We have to run a mile if we do something wrong, so it starts out that we don't want to run," she said. "And then it becomes more of a pride thing. We want to be responsible."
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