Pine Grove is getting set to open their 2nd season playing volleyball and head coach Justin Jordan feels that his squad, many of whom had never played the sport in any setting before a season ago, is poised to grow as a group this year.
“We are focusing on building our team chemisty and fixing things that were a part of the learning curve from a season ago,” Coach Jordan said. “We have really focused practicing on our defensive alignments and being more consitent on our serving,” he said about what they have been focused on.
The Lady Panthers return several key pieces from a season ago.
Kenzie Miller and Kaylee Haynes return as senior starters that will be looked to for leadership. They were both All County performers in 2019.
Ellie Fryar, a sophmore in 2020, brings versatility and athleticism to the court and she will be counted on to have a breakout season.
Sydney Carter, Whitleigh Miller and Baleigh Bridges bring experience from a season ago and will be counted on to step their game up as Pine Grove vies for a spot in the playoffs.
The 2020 High School roster for Coaches Jodan, Stevens and Stubbs:
Pine Grove Volleyball Roster High School- Kenzie Miller,Kaylee Haynes, Jenna Hopkins, Baleigh Bridges, Sydney Carter, Mallory Bullock, Lana Rowland, Avery Wilde,r Sophie Owens, Karleigh Baggett, Savannah Clemmer, Whitleigh Miller, Carley Greer, Sara Elizabeth Clark, Lexi Beard, Madison Foster, Jazzie Smithey, Chloe Caver, Selah Jumper, Ellie Fryar
The Lady Panthers will compete against in-county foe Falkner in distric play along with Baldwyn and Biggersville.
Pine Grove opens the season against Ripley on August 24th. See complete schedule below: