Girls’ volleyball team strives for regional championship

Posted on 12 September 2017 by Ian Schrauth

Recruiting has been a top priority, according to Coach Geoff Davis

 

By: Ashley Biundo
Sports Editor

 

STLCC Archers girls’ volleyball has had an excellent recruiting year, according to head coach Geoff Davis. Davis said at a Sept. 6 game against Missouri State University—West Plains, where the team lost 3-1,  that he is challenging his team at a much higher level than years before.

“We have put on our schedule seven teams that are preseason ranked in the top 20 in the country,” said Davis. “This team we just played was ranked ninth in the country in division one. We are division two, and we’ve got three more division one top 10 schools we are playing. Then we’ve got some top five division one schools.”3

Davis said his goal is to play his team at the highest level possible. To do this, he is preparing them against two teams in their conferences that were in preseason top 20.

In order to get to regionals, the girls’ volleyball team must beat both teams.

“I think we are doing the right things,” said Davis. “The athletic department has given us the proper equipment and time to allow us to train these girls and to develop them to be the best of their abilities.”

According to Davis, this year’s team is more experienced than last year’s, with many athletes having played both in high school and club volleyball.

“A lot of those athletes came with the desire to win and the desire to compete at a pretty high level because they have been playing the game all year,” said Davis. “A lot of these girls were all-conference players…They work extremely hard and practice every day.”

Davis said he would like to see his team competing in regional championships by the end of the year.

“We have some excellent athletes,” said Davis. “It’s fun to watch them play.”

 

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