Lady Eagles Volleyball Return to Form in 2019

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Lady Eagles Volleyball Return to Form in 2019

The Lady Eagles first home game is this Thursday at  7:15.

The Lady Eagles first home game is this Thursday at 7:15.

Lucia Isenberg

The Lady Eagles first home game is this Thursday at 7:15.

Lucia Isenberg

Lucia Isenberg

The Lady Eagles first home game is this Thursday at 7:15.

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The Tyrone Lady Eagles Volleyball Team is gearing up for another great season. Going 15-4 last year, the team looks to continue their success and build off the team chemistry they created last year.

“I think the chemistry, competitiveness and accountability coupled with a hunger for doing better than last year, is this team’s greatest characteristic heading into this season.  I’m excited and eager to see what we can accomplish”

— Head Couch Mike Kraft

“After making it to the quarterfinals of districts last year and winning the program’s first every playoff games, I think our team goals are more than that. Qualifying for the PIAA state playoffs is definitely a goal we should have this year.  This would mean appearing in the District finals which will be a tough task with teams such as Bald Eagle (defending AA State Champion), Central Cambria (lost in quarterfinals of PIAA State playoff last season), and West Shamokin who all return a great deal of experienced players,” said Head Coach Mike Kraft.

Players to look out for include returning middle Courtney Williams, outside hitter Makenna Bauer, setter Mattie Cherry, and freshman outside Reagan Irons who all attended the AAU National Competition in Florida over the summer.

“A defensive player to look out for is senior Ebonee Rice who is a 2-year starter with a great deal of experience. She will be the “glue” for the team this season for passing, serving and playing defense”, said Kraft.

After graduating only one senior last season, the chemistry and level of competitiveness between the girls on the court has only gotten stronger providing for a solid team. Former senior Kylee Gooding is to thank for adding a new level of play and attitude to Tyrone that many upperclassmen are adopting.

“After graduating Kylee this past year, it is going to be a very balanced offense led by Makenna Bauer, Reagan Irons, Brianna Foy and Courtney Williams.  Our success this season will definitely be “by-committee” rather than one player carrying the load like last season. I think the chemistry, competitiveness and accountability coupled with a hunger for doing better than last year, is this team’s greatest characteristic heading into this season.  I’m excited and eager to see what we can accomplish,” said Kraft.

Returning letter winners include senior Bri Foy, senior Ebonee Rice, junior Makenna Bauer, junior Mattie Cherry, junior Miranda Goodman, junior Courtney Williams. Returning Players include senior Alexis Umholtz, junior Anna-Lynn Fryer, sophomore Holly Long, sophomore Maecy Tuskovich, sophomore Carlee Fry. New players to the program this season include sophomore Kaitlyn Houck, freshman Gianna Maloney, freshman Elaina Gehlman, freshman Reagan Irons, freshman Tasanee Hensley, freshman Hailey Houck, freshman Piper Christine, freshman Vivian Sciarillo, and junior Michele Johner.

 

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