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New boss, same goals for Heights

O’Connell, Vanguards’ spikers thinking big


August 29, 2019

Kala O’Connell wasn’t ready to be done.

O’Connell, Wisconsin Heights’ longtime assistant girls volleyball coach, was contemplating her future last spring after former head coach Amy Schlimgen left for Sauk Prairie.

On one hand, O’Connell didn’t want to stop coaching simply because Schlimgen was gone. On the other, O’Connell realized the shoes she’d be filling were immense and wasn’t sure she wanted that pressure.

So O’Connell turned to the young women she’d potentially be coaching.

“I talked with a few of the girls when I was considering it,” O’Connell said. “...

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