IN THE NEWS: VOLLEYBALL TEAM EXCITED FOR ‘CHALLENGE’
By Jarrod Ulrey, THISWEEKSPORTS.COM
The Worthington Christian girls volleyball team entered this season looking to pick up where it left off after more than doubling its win total from 2018 and capturing the MSL-Ohio Division championship last fall.
That was a task made more difficult considering the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic created an unusual offseason, according to second-year coach Chelsea Meyers, but she’s pleased with what she’s seen so far.
The Warriors opened with wins over Shekinah Christian (21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-16 on Aug. 25) and Amanda-Clearcreek (25-15, 25-14, 25-9 on Aug. 27) before facing Ready on Aug. 31. They opened league action Sept. 1 at home against Columbus School for Girls.
Last season, Worthington Christian went 12-0 to win the league and finished 20-4 overall after going 8-14 in 2018.
“I wish that we could have had some scrimmages before our first official match,” Meyers said. “I believe we will adjust quickly. Our girls are very hard workers and very driven to succeed, so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Seniors Claire Dalton (middle hitter), Libby Dalton (setter), Alyssa Frumkin (right-side hitter) and Mary Lake (outside hitter) and sophomores Liv Fenstermaker (libero) and Abby Urbancic (defensive specialist) were key players last season.
Junior Anna Schwartz (middle hitter) also contributed last season.
Rounding out the senior class are Madeline Gilham (middle hitter) and Hope Nyland (right-side hitter).
Others looking to contribute are junior Tori Moore (defensive specialist/outside hitter) and sophomores Grace Leneghan (defensive specialist) and Phoebe Williams (outside hitter).
The Warriors lost Gabi Burford (setter), Isabelle Gilham (right-side hitter), Jenna Kray (middle hitter) and Maddie Patrick (outside hitter) after all were key players last season.