Eagles volleyball team ready to begin 2015 season
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015
With five returning seniors, the Goshen volleyball team will rely on leadership and experience as they head into the 2015 season.
“We have five seniors on our varsity team. We are pretty solid,” said head coach Amy Warrick. “We lost two seniors and one big passer in the back, but we are working out the kinks in our offense with our passing.”
Seniors Kati Thomas, Lexi Ellisor, Casey Allen, Carmen Kelly, and Tessa Little will be relied on to lead the Eagles in 2015.The Eagle seniors bring special qualities that Warrick hopes will translate to the volleyball court.
“They bring a lot of leadership. They have a tremendous amount of volleyball knowledge and court awareness,” Warrick said. “It’s just meshing together and getting to work together. It’s really about working next to our partner and learning this team. We will be okay.”
Warrick and Eagles have been playing with multiple rotations throughout the summer and are trying to find the one’s that fit before the start of the season. “We have tried several different offenses when we went to camp,” Warrick said. “We played with the rotations. I’m not going to say we are set with our starting rotation but we are getting set. Our skills are looking good it’s just getting the girls to mesh with the rotation. They are finding out how I work with this girl and how I work with that girl. I think we will be good once we settle with a rotation and run with it.”
The Eagles first camp was one they actually hosted in July with a little bit of help. Head volleyball coach at Shorter University, Jon Moseley was in attendance working with both the varsity and junior varsity teams. Warrick helped out during the camp coaching the junior high school team.
Later in the month the Eagles went to Wallace-Hanceville and played in a three-day event that featured about 15 games for the Eagles.
“We did pretty good,” Warrick said. “We didn’t do as good as we did last year but we did about half and half, we went finished about at .500 with our games. We had some girls sick and had to go home.”
The 2015 schedule for the Eagles will feature a tall task against some good quality opponents from higher classes, something Warrick never shies away from.
“I do not like to play down,” Warrick said. “The harder you hit the better we want to play you. We try to play as many 7A schools as we can play. Anybody that wants to play us, we will play them. I want to do what it takes to get to the next level. Everybody wants to win; I want us to get better. It doesn’t matter we put them against in the regular season as long as we get better that’s all that matters.”
The Eagles will open the season on Aug. 27 when they host Charles Henderson High School.