Volleyball Preview: Great Expectations
As a new season gets underway, expectations remain high for the Lady Eagles volleyball team. The team finished the 2017 season with an undefeated regular season and a fourth place finish at the class C-2 state tournament. Head coach Tonya Ostrand said, “We have a really tough schedule this year, which includes not only class B schools, but also some of the smallest D-2 schools in Nebraska. This makes it challenging to adjust to the different speeds of each class.” She added, “We have an interesting combination of experience and youthfulness on our team this year. One of our goals this season is to try to positively combine these two very different types of players. All the girls are working really hard and are very coachable. We hope to just continue to improve and be at our best by the end of the year. It should be a fun season!”
Because the team lost some key players from last year, underclassmen and upperclassmen alike will have to step up and fill roles on the team. Junior Grace Langemeier, a third year starter, said, “The thing that I am looking forward to the most this season is just strengthening relationships on the team and hopefully building some new ones as well. I am just excited and thankful for the opportunity to get to compete alongside my friends this year.”
The Lady Eagles open up their season this Thursday at home in a quad against Heartland Lutheran, Palmer, and St. Edward. NC plays at 5 and 8 p.m. NC’s matches will be live streamed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NebraskaChristian/.
Top Photo: NC Volleyball Team. Row 1: Jada McHargue, Carsyn Ostrand, Adrienne Falk, Kate Pipher. Row 2: Steph Strobel, Grace Langemeier, Kendyl Jividen. Row 3: Tabitha Seip, Molly Griess, Lizzy Powers, Shelby McHargue, Sidney McHargue.