Sublette's Emily Lucas has yet another trophy for her case. The all state volleyball player played in the KVA all star volleyball game in Topeka Saturday and helped her "Red" team beat the "Blue" in all five sets. Lucas, who will play volleyball at UMKC then won Kansas volleyball's top award. That evening she was chosen to recieve the: Joan Lundstrom Wells Award of Excellence
The Kansas Volleyball Association awarded the first Joan Lundstrom Wells Award of Excellence in 1999. The award was established in honor of Joan Lundstrom Wells, the long-time coach of Lawrence High School.
Coach Wells was the first volleyball coach at Lawrence High and led the program for 27 years. During her tenure, her teams won 15 state championships and 16 Sunflower League championships. She finished her coaching career at the conclusion of the 1997 season with a record of 866-89. Coach Wells had 29 former players go on to compete at the NCAA Division I level.
The Joan Lundstrom Wells Award of Excellence is awarded annually at the All-Star Match. Lucas was one of 24 players selected to play in the match. She also finished an illustrious track caree winning six gold medals, three silvers, and a bronze for the Larks.