Evart volleyball will open with new coach

EVART — Evart’s volleyball team has a new coach with Krissy Weidenfeller and has a tournament at Chippewa Hills, Saturday, to open the season.

Weidenfeller helped with the varsity last season and recently took over the spot. She’s currently going to school full-time at Baker College.

So far in practices, the team has been working on passing, serving and teamwork to get things going.

Two seniors graduated from last year’s squad. Evart has nine girls on the team, led by senior hitter Kirsten Parsons.

Also back are senior hitter Jessica Tea, Sabrina McKay and Kendra Foster. Tabitha Turley, a junior, will be a setter, Senior Alexis Wimmer will be a leftside hitter.

Evart also has Kristin Kullman as a rightside hitter.

Because Weidenfeller took the job a few weeks ago, there were no organized summer volleyball activities. But on the plus side, she has several returning players.

“We have a strong front row and a great setter,” Weidenfeller said.

Tuesday, the Wildcats are home against Farwell.

“We’re working on passing and serving,” Weidenfeller said. “Hitting will be a strength.”

She expects the team to consistently improve. With nine girls, plenty will see action, she indicated. There are 14 on the JVs.

“Communicating well and having good passes,” will be critical, Weidenfeller indicated.