Girls volleyball off to impressive 5-1 start

Cody Pomeranz

By Kate Taylor, ’11, Contributor

With the exception of junior newcomer Lindsay Dougan, the varsity volleyball team returns a bulk of the same talent that made up last year’s team. This is no disadvantage to the teamwork-oriented group because, as Coach Jacquelyn Gardner says, they have “improved 110% since last year” and “all players contribute equally.” This talented lineup includes Jayne Caron, ’10, Mariah Reed, ’10, Anna Lemen, ’10, Lisa Racine, ’10, Karis Kosar, ’11, Ricci Snell, ’12, Erika Armstead, ’12, and Nichole Lowe, ’10. With a tough win against Miami Valley Christian Academy under their belts, in which they played five grueling sets, the team holds an impressive 5-1 record.

The junior varsity volleyball team is also focusing on teamwork this year. As they move further into the season, Coach Stephanie Elie says the team is “meshing and improving.” Led by junior captain Kathryn Black, who is “helping the new girls figure out routines and keeping energy levels high,” the team has begun the season with a record of 2-1. Both squads’ next game is at Seven Hills on Sept. 17. BT

Header photo of Ricci Snell, ’12, by Ilana Habib.