Setting up for a good season

Small numbers are not stopping the volleyball team from a successful season.

The volleyball team’s season has just started, and the girls are excited and optimistic.

“My expectation for the season is that we play competitively with any team we go against,” junior Lawson Roberts, defensive specialist, said.

With only 10 girls locked in on varsity, hard work is expected to make up for small numbers.

“I have high expectations for us this year. We aren’t that big of a team, but everyone has been working hard. I think that we play together really well,” senior Ally Montgomery, hitter, said.

Roberts agreed.

“We all improved a lot over the summer. All of the girls worked really hard this summer because we all have that goal to be better this year and show that we are competitive and a team to fear,” Roberts said.

Upperclassmen have recognized the improvement of the team as well as specific players. Both Roberts and Battinau mentioned sophomore Megan Johns’ success and work ethic.

“Megan Johns has improved so much since last year. She will make a big impact on the court, and will be great as an outlet hitter,” junior Lauren Battinau, hitter, said.

Roberts agreed.

“Megan Johns has definitely shown her strengths and talents so far this year. She has developed her skills in the off-season, and she will be a strong hitter for us,” Roberts said.

The players spent all summer working out and playing their game. Not only have they improved in volleyball, but the team bonding aspect has also strengthened.

“Through the summer, a lot of friendships have prospered, and I think that will help us on the court. Everyone who is on the court with me is my best friend,” Battinau said.

The girls will compete in the Avon Invitational tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m.

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