COACH: LaVerne Huston (23rd season)
LAST YEAR: Last year was a successful year for the volleyball team, which ended up with a 13-1 league record and a 17-8 overall record. It earned the title of league champions and were one victory short of qualifying for the state tournament.
“Our goal was definitely to qualify for the state tournament and unfortunately we came up one win short,” Huston said. “We’ve lost a couple of key players, like four-year starters Rikki Huston and Miranda Geist, who’ve moved on now.”
KEY PLAYERS: The team will look for leadership from seniors Kylee Glahn (setter) and Monica Williams (defensive specialist). Other key players include junior middle blocker Jordyn White, junior outside middle blocker Kylie Hurst, junior Avery Myatt (setter/right side/outside/middle) and junior defensive specialist Lacey Garcia.
DID YOU KNOW? A total of 44 kids tried out for the volleyball program this year and 39 made it. Huston said that is the most athletes in the program in at least eight years. “This is the biggest turnout we’ve had for volleyball, which is good problem to have,” Huston said.
SEASON OUTLOOK: As of this year, Northridge High School is no longer in Windsor’s conference, Huston said. Instead, Holy Family High School will be a new conference contender.
“Holy Family is the new team in our conference this year and they will bring a lot of competition,” Huston said. “They are competitive across the board and that will be a good thing for us.”
HUSTON’S COMMENTS: “Yesterday was our first official day of practice,” Huston said Tuesday. “We had two girls out, one with an injury and one ill. It’s a tough way to start. We have got to get everyone at practice. Next Tuesday we play versus Thompson Valley High School for a nonconference match at Thompson Valley. We’ve been a very good, talented and consistent team, and hopefully we get some support from the community. We hope to get them out to the court to watch this team play.”