Evart volleyball team will be young this season

EVART — Krissy Weidenfeller returns for her second season as Evart volleyball coach and will lead a team that only has two seniors.

Practices started on Aug. 13.

“We’ve been getting together again, working on our rotations,” she said.

Weidenfeller has 10 players on the varsity. The only two returnees are seniors Kristen Kullman and Tabby Turley.

“I have eight new ones to work with so you have to get familiar with the rotations,” Weidenfeller said. “They’re doing well. We have a lot to work on.”

Kullman and Turley are starters. For the other spots, “it’s up for grabs right now,” Weidenfeller said. “They’re all working hard. They’re all fighting for the spots. I’m pretty proud of them.”

Weidenfeller expects hitting to be a strength for the Wildcats. Turley returns as a setter. The newer girls will have to take care of the hitting. There is some height on the team.

“I hope they can start playing well right off the bat,” Weidenfeller said. “We’ve put a lot of hours and a lot of work in. We had open gyms all summer and a majority of them came. They worked all summer and were rarin’ and ready to go (the first day of practice).”

The newer players were together on the JV level and have gotten a chance to know each other.

There are 10 players on the JV team.

Weidenfeller is back for her second season, which she feels will be positive for the team in terms of catching on to her systems.

“They’re more comfortable with it,” she said.