This fall, 13 Lobos will be hitting the court ready to bump, set and spike their way through another volleyball season.
For coach Jeremiah Johnson this year will mark another exciting opportunity for the team. He sums up last year’s playing in one word, “great.”
This is the third year Johnson will be coaching the Lopez Island High School volleyball team. His favorite part of watching the team develop is seeing the girls become part of a team. In fact team spirit is what he likes best about volleyball.
As far as strengths for this year’s team, Johnson points to a full team with players that know the game as well as new players ready to get their hands on a volleyball.
“Our senior players are a great strength and we have some quick-learning freshmen players,” he said.
As for goals for this season, Johnson’s plan is to make sure the girls learn something new and fall in love with the sport.
“We will learn some drills, play a new modified offense, have a ton of fun and be a team,” he said.
This year’s team consists of Ashi Bartolucci, Uhane Johnson, Anah-Kate Drahn, Ani Sanburn-Bill, Claire Roberson, Jana Gruenwald, Nora Zapalac, Mikayla Johnson, Riley Magnuson, Shelby Prewitt, Bri Swanson and Emalie Hobi.