By Jan Rahn
The loss of six seniors this spring doesn’t deter the Plainsmen girls volleyball team from a positive outlook.
Coach Penny Hite said the girls will be young and inexperienced, but they will look to this year’s senior leadership in Shania Metcalf and Michi Prante, both returning starters, along with Jessie Woodmancy.
“We are very optimistic with the newcomers this year and look forward to what they will bring to the team,” said Hite.
Other letterwinners who will see varsity time this year include juniors Courtney McClenahan and Carlie Waitley.
Rounding out the team are Samantha Snogren, Stephanie Schrotberger, Elizabeth Krajewski, Jakelynn Broeder, Hannah Beck, Lila Konecky, Rebecca Johnson, Alison Kiolbasa, Kalyn Hahn, Callie Meyer, Bailey Johnson, Sarah Medich-Meyer, JoAnn Schrotberger, Brandie Ross, Amanda Osler, Kylie Hanson, Jasmin Walkinshaw, Courtney Ostermiller, and Josie Osler.
Assisting Hite in coaching the girls are Monica Cole and Brooke Lee.
The first competition for the Lady Plainsmen is a home game on Thursday, Aug. 30 when they host the Lady Irish of North Platte St. Pat’s.
They’ll then host a triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 4 that includes Wallace and Hitchcock County.
Homecoming is also that week, with the Lady Plainsmen hosting the Lady Dragons of Holyoke on Friday night—mark your calendars!