Coach Cloe Hedlund returns for her second year as head coach. While the team got out in the first round of sub state last year, they learned a lot and come back strong with all of their players still including a few who were All-League.
The Eagles have strong leadership with 10 seniors. Hedlund is counting on several in particular to take the team far including Tia Moddemog at center, setter Jayci Mastre, Alexa Burch, Megan Malbie and more.
“Expectations are pretty high because I’ve got a lot of seniors and a lot of leadership. I think it’s just putting together a good rotation,” said Hedlund.
But, like any team, the Eagles still face a few challenges.
“Our biggest challenge is missing an outside hitter right now so I have to try to figure out lineup wise someone that is going to try to step up into that,” said Hedlund. “And I am low on numbers. We are a small school and that is just how it is sometimes.”
Small or not, the team is ready to go and has some big goals.
“We’ve decided as a team to work on being respectful, being competitive and just being one unit. We have expectations of each other that carry through out on the court and when we show up for practice every day,” Hedlund said.
Coming— The Eagles opened their season on Tuesday at home in a tournament against Inman and Centre. They will play next at Solomon on Sept 10.