Woodard set to be force at net for Reed City volleyball

REED CITY — Alaina Woodard is among the key returning players for a Reed City volleyball team that is hoping to be a force in the Central State Activities Association this season.

A senior, Woodard is on the varsity for her second season. She was happy with the transition she made from JVs to varsity.

“It was a lot of fun,” she said. “We went very far. I was happy with the way it turned out.”

Woodard continues with her long-time position of middle hitter. She worked a lot in the offseason.

“We were in the gym a lot this summer,” she said. “It helps you come into the season stronger than you were if you weren’t doing anything.”

Hitting and blocking are Woodard’s main roles.

“I can hit it pretty hard,” she said. “We have a lot of strong hitters on our team.”

The Coyotes were district champs and advanced to the regional finals last season.

“We all want to come out strong this year,” she said. “We’re all ready for the season. We have pretty much the same team other than two girls (starters that graduated). We lost two of our primary passers. We’re getting new passers.”

Chippewa Hills, Morley Stanwood and White Cloud will be among the CSAA teams to beat, she added.