CLAY Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Northview High School volleyball team and community will never be the same after losing Rylee Rogers.
Sixteen-year-old Rogers passed away Saturday morning in a car crash.
Those who knew her well said she was selfless, and always put others before herself.
“She was one of those friends you need more of. She’s there for you. You enjoy being around them because they never want to call attention to themselves,” said Greg Mogan, varsity assistant volleyball coach, Northview High School.
Her head coach said Rylee was just happy to be part of the team.
“It was never about her or how much playing time she got. It was for the team,” Erica Garrison said.
Rylee would have joined the varsity team this fall. A moment Garrison said she wished she could see.
“She was the one that would have been truly happy to have that spot on varsity,” said Garrison.
Rogers’ coaches also said Rylee was always focused on improving on the court.
“That’s a great quality for kids to have. To take what you say a and understand that I’m trying to help you get better,” Mogan said.
They also said her presence will be missed.
“It’s going to be really hard. It’s going to be hard to pick up the pieces and try to put them together without her there,” Garrison said.
The number 12 will be retired in Rylee Rogers’ honor, since it’s the number she wanted. There will also be a spot on the bench for her over the next two years.
A visitation will be held August 1 from 3 p.m. To 8 p.m. At Moore Funeral Home.
Her funeral service will be in theNorthview High School gym on August 2 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, t family asks that donations be given to the Rylee Rogers memorial fund.