By Brandon Eastman Posted September 8, 2011
The Lowry Bucks varsity volleyball team will be looking for another successful season, as last year’s season brought about a trip to the playoffs for the Lady Bucks.
The Bucks have a new coach this year, Bob Rice, who was the assistant coach last year. Along with a new coach, the team will have to incorporate new players into the rotation after the loss of senior leaders Alta Smith and Elisa Higbee.
Returning to the team this year are seniors Angie Herrera (libero), outside hitters Betsy Guerrero and Kayla Doyle, middle hitter Hana Etcheverry, and setter Heather McElvain. Moving up from the JV team are juniors Ere Higbee, Jessica Jensen, Cortni Welch, Paige Theide, and Lexi Carlson. Also joining the team is senior Madison Hummer.
The Bucks are excited for this season, as they are expecting another trip to the playoffs, and hoping to take it one step further with a state championship.
“I think this season is going to be great because we are already working together and have some good team chemistry going… and it’s awesome,” said Herrera.
Guerrero said, “I’m excited for this season because I think we are going to be a really strong team, and we should win a lot of games.”
The Bucks opened up their season last weekend at the Yerington Invitational where they placed 5th. Lowry hosts the State Farm Invitational this weekend, where they will be looking to get off to a strong start for the season.