SPORTS

Tiger girls off to a good start

Robert Blackford/Editor

The Sherrard Tigers volleyball team was off to 2-0 start last week when The Times Record caught up with Lori Brown.

"I think we've played really well at this point in the season. I'm happy with what happening. We've got a scrappy, athletic, good all around team.

Returning from last year's team is Caroln Heiar, the team's middle hitter, as well as defensive specialist Eliza Harris and setter Lacey Hainline. Hainline broke the school record for sets last year," said Brown. "This year she will set and play outside hitter for us."

The team will also returns senior Kelly Adams, who will play middle hitter; junior Sarah Boraas, at outside hitter and Symone Silva, a defensive specialist who is a newcomer to the Tigers.

Kelly Hornick is back after a year in cross country. She will play outside hitter and set.

Emil Buckwalter and Kirstan Findelar round out the team and sophomore Sam Kammerman will also see time at the varsity level.

Brown said the team was built a little differently this year. "There is not that one go-to player but three or four hitters who have the athletic ability to succeed. "

Brown said the team's goals for this year will include playing more consistently. "Last year we were up and down. This year we want to finish our games, focus and finish and put some games away when we have the opportunity."

Brown said she believes the team is comparable to last year's group but believes they can compete better than last year. "We were 4-7 in the conference last year but we finished fourth in the conference."

Brown added, "I think Orion and Rockridge are always good. Monmouth and Macomb are returning good players. Everybody else in the conference will have to work hard."