The Peoria Journal Star sports article, "Its kind of a legacy" was laying on my Panera Cafe table this afternoon. I flipped through it as I sat down and realized I knew two of the girls on the paper's cover. Not only did I know them but I had photographed them in similar volleyball gear the summer before. I have the privilege every year to photograph some seriously talented students. Taylor and Shelby both seemed to overflow with energy and passion for their sport and I figured I would be hearing their names again soon. This year both of the girls are a second generation of ICC Cougar's Volleyball players. Its cool to see how family members truly shape the next generation and can inspire us all.

P.S. The Texas State ball Taylor is proudly holding is special, its her mom's.