Logan Wemhoff has a last name to live up to.
She grew up with two older brothers, Cole and Chayse, both of whom were standout athletes.
Both were all-state basketball and football players during their time at Humphrey St. Francis. Cole now plays football at Wayne State College.
“My two older brothers were so successful in their sports,” Wemhoff said. “I didn’t want to be that one sibling that isn’t.”
While growing up, she tried to keep up with her brothers. It didn’t go so well.
“I didn’t succeed for a long time,” she said. “They were so much bigger than me, I had no chance. But I was still competitive.”
Wemhoff is succeeding now.
In volleyball, she led the Flyers to their best season in a decade. St. Francis finished third at the Class D-2 state tournament in November, winning two of three matches in Lincoln.
“Third is a great accomplishment,” she said. “We were one of only two (Class D-2) teams that won that day.”
Those were the Flyers’ first wins at the state tournament since 2007.
Wemhoff was dominant during the tourney.
The senior outside hitter posted a D-2-best 60 kills in three matches, including a couple of 20-20 matches in victories over Red Cloud and Hyannis.
Wemhoff missed three straight 20-20 matches by one kill and finished the season with 376 kills, ranking third in Class D-2, according to MaxPreps, and 366 digs.
She took a lot of pride in being a six-rotation player.
“It was nice to be able to play all around because I was able to help my team in the front row and the back row,” she said. “If someone needed help, I was going to be there.”
Wemhoff is no slouch in basketball either.
Last season, she averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Flyers, helping them to a 14-12 record.
The Flyers have higher expectations this season.
“The main goal is to make and take state,” Wemhoff said.
It’ll be up to her to lead a young St. Francis team that far. There are only five juniors and seniors on the team. The rest are freshmen and sophomores.
Wemhoff also has her eye on a couple of personal benchmarks.
“I want to reach 1,000 career points and rebounds,” she said.
Coming into the season, Wemhoff had 681 points and 628 rebounds, second all-time at St. Francis, in her career.
Another 16 points per game will put her well clear of 1,000 career points, but she has some work to do to reach 1,000 rebounds.
But she's not terribly concerned about the stats. Wemhoff just wants to help her team as much as possible.
"I’m just going to go out there and give it my all,” she said.
— Kollin Miller