SLCS volleyball schedule
Friday, Sept. 9... v. Saranac
Monday, Sept. 12... at BCS
Wednesday, Sept. 14... v. Peru
Friday, Sept. 16... at NCCS
Tuesday, Sept. 20... v. NAC
Friday, Sept. 23... at Lake Placid
Monday, Sept. 26... v. AVCS
Wednesday, Sept. 28... at PHS
Tuesday, Oct. 4... bye
Friday, Oct. 7... at Saranac
Tuesday, Oct. 11... v. BCS
Friday, Oct. 14... at Peru
Monday, Oct. 17... v. NCCS
Wednesday, Oct. 19... at NAC
Friday, Oct. 21... v. Lake Placid
Monday, Oct. 24... at AVCS
Wednesday, Oct. 26... v. PHS
Friday, Oct, 28... bye
First-year Saranac Lake varsity volleyball coach Diana Schwartz hopes that her team will be able to put the last season behind them and get some wins in 2011.
The Red Storm is coming off an 0-16 season, and will look to strength in two main areas of the court in order to start the process of turning things around.
“We have girls that could be strong at the net and we have excellent servers,” Schwartz said. “Two seniors to watch for are Abby Smith and Nikkie Trudeau. They should both be competitive at the net. Nicole Viscardo and Shannon Stevens (juniors) should be helping at the net as well. Our two setters this year, Kylie Sapone and Emily Fountain (juniors) should be key players for the team as well.”
Schwartz said that areas where the team will need to improve in the upcoming season include getting the ball to the net on the other team’s service.
“We need to work on accurate passing,” Schwartz said. “If they can overcome their passing issues, we will be competitive.”
Schwartz said that if there is improvement throughout the season on the court, there will be improvement in the rankings, as well.
“I don’t think that we will be at the top, but I think that we will be more competitive than last year,” she said.