The Cavaliers volleyball team enters the 2019 season with four returning and six new players. Overall, the Lady Cavaliers have a new team and new opportunities to rise above and compete this season.
“We have a team of strong incoming freshmen, and four leaders from last year’s team, and will have a strong year,” stated Head Coach Terry Allison. Overall, the Lady Cavaliers have a lot of potential and can pull off some wins.
Allison, in his first season as head coach, is joined by assistants Alexa Wood and Jessica Holmes. Wood is a KCC Volleyball Alumni who brings a different coaching perspective to the team. Holmes was a defensive player in college and has four years of experience coaching high school volleyball.
"I'm going into the year with high expectations for these girls and they are willing to work hard to achieve those expectations,” Coach Allison said. “I have provided them with their own workouts for the summer and they provide me feedback with their results. They are ready to take this team to the next level in 2019."
The four returning sophomores—Kloe Longtin, Ashley Harwood, Jenna Marion and Andjela Spasojevic—have great experience and should prove to be key components to the team through their leadership and a bond with the new team members.
One of KCC’s strengths will be its back row of Longtin and Olivia Powell, as they provide solid defense and in serve-receive. The Cavaliers offense will also be a force to reckon with. Harwood, Lexi Johnson, Sierra Cureton and DeAngela Davis will lead the way on the front line with kills and blocking.
Harwood in particular is a versatile player who can play any position she is put in.
“I think it is great to have a player who is able to step in and do whatever is needed for the team,” said Coach Allison. “Not many people are able to do this, so it is a great option to have.”
Sierra Cureton will join Harwood on the right side, with Johnson and Davis playing big as middle hitters. Sloan Boyce will be OH, opposite of Harwood. Marion and Spasojevic will play a big part in the back row and serving.