LEWISBURG — Tri-County North volleyball is coming off a not-so-stellar season. The school has also made a coaching change, the program’s third coach in as many seasons. But newly appointed coach and North alumna Sarah Douglas doesn’t care about records.
“For me, I want to see the girls continue to improve the fundamentals of volleyball everyday, play as a team, and take what I am teaching them in practice, and utilize it during games,” said Douglas. “Our goal is to serve tough, be scrappy, and have fun.”
The Lady Panthers bring in a team loaded with upperclassmen, containing six seniors and three juniors.
“I am going to look to them to step up and be leaders for our underclassmen,” said Douglas. “We have to continue to work hard in practice everyday, and terminate when we get the chance.”
Seniors Macey Dennison, the libero, and Allee Demorest, an outside hitter, bring the most varsity level experience to the crew. Another senior, Trinity Hemmerich, junior Sara Harris and sophomore Cassi Stinson, are all expected to have a big impact on the team this year as well.
Seniors Tiarra Alford, Kaitlin Bradley, and Brooke Timmons; juniors Kaila McGee, Addison Pahl; and sophomore Gracie Douglas round out the rest of the roster.
The team lost Kara Simpson, Serena Singleton, Jesse Stonerock, and Brielle West to graduation.
North kicked their season off against Eaton on Monday, Aug. 24. They are scheduled to travel to Brookville on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and will travel to Bradford on Saturday, Aug. 29 for the Darke County Tournament.
Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH