Reed City setter ready for her third varsity season


REED CITY  — Jordyn Storch has two years varsity experience for Reed City volleyball and is set to have her best season with the Coyotes.

"I was nervous at first, and then as it went on, I got better," Storch said.

She was brought up to varsity as a freshman and said her sophomore year was better than her rookie campaign. She felt confident with her setting.

Storch and her teammates reported to volleyball practices on Aug. 10. She remains a setter. Liza Emington was the other setter for the Coyotes the past two seasons but has graduated. Storch is hoping this factor will prove to increase her role.

"I'll have to do better and step up," Storch said, adding that she hopes to improve on "getting the sets there for the hitters."

There are some familiar hitters and some new ones on the 2016 Coyote team and the challenge for a setter like Storch is to know instantly when she's setting and where to put the ball. Setters obviously need to use their hands and feet, and can communicate effectively with their teammates. Storch is confident she can exceed in all of these areas.

"I think we're going to do good this year," she said. "We're looking pretty good. It's just how they're playing."

Storch expects Big Rapids to be among the top teams in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division.

The season opens at Ludington on Aug. The home opener is Aug. 30 with Big Rapids and McBain.