REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 A young Reed City volleyball team has featured several promising first-year players including freshman Madalynn Brown. She recalls finding out she would be playing on the varsity team on the last day of tryouts. She entered tryouts not quite sure of her chances of being on varsity. \u201cI was kind of nervous to be playing with the upperclassmen,\u201d she said. \u201cI knew it would be all right.\u201d There\u2019s another freshman on the team with Alison Duddles, a combination, which Brown said, is helpful for her. Brown is in the back row as a passer. In junior high, Brown played leftside hitter and back row, both in the seventh and eighth grades. \u201cI can hit the ball fast and it doesn\u2019t take me long to catch on to stuff while I\u2019m playing,\u201d she said. \u201cThe speed of the game has been a really big transition from the seventh and eighth grade.\u201d Brown has been working on her passing and hitting. \u201cWe\u2019ve gotten a lot better since our first tournament,\u201d Brown said. \u201cWe need to work on talking. Our passing and hitting is getting a lot better.\u201d Reed City is at the Shepherd Invitational on Saturday.