Oakville Ladies Volleyball 2022 Season Begins With Excessive Expectations To Bounce Again This Upcoming Season – St. Louis Name Newspapers


The workforce has many returning varsity gamers this season

Photograph by Erin Acho

A number of key comeback gamers make the Oakville ladies’ volleyball workforce one of the gifted in latest seasons.

Because the 2022 season begins for the Oakville Ladies volleyball workforce, there’s a sense of pleasure within the air about what this yr’s workforce can accomplish.

“We’re actually enthusiastic about what’s taking place at Oakville,” mentioned head coach Lucas Allen. “We’ve a superb core of comeback gamers and that is a kind of years when we’ve the very best stage of expertise amongst all three groups.”

The Tigers will see senior Tess McConnell and junior Sammy Symokitis within the center blocker place this season. McConnell led the Tigers in 2021 with 242 kills and 64 blocks. Simokitis was not far behind McConnell with 154 kills and 49 blocks.

“Total, Tess has improved her sport tremendously and we anticipate her to hold on during the last yr and obtain the identical stage of success she’s had up to now,” Allen mentioned.

“Sammy balances the entrance line for us and is a pleasant praise to Tess. She’s at all times speaking, stirring and speaking for us on the court docket.”

The skin hitters for the Tigers in 2022 are junior Addie Czuppon and senior Lexi Rysanek. Final season Kazuppan had counted 94 kills with 14 blocks. Rysanek noticed restricted motion however racked up 44 kills and 10 blocks for Oakville.

“It is thrilling to see how Eddie has progressed in such a brief period of time and I can see he is already extra assured in apply this yr,” Allen mentioned. “Lexi is a really versatile hitter and really hardworking. We’re positively on the lookout for us to be extra constant this yr.”

Senior Caitlyn Worth shall be Oakville’s defensive specialist this yr after recording 79 digs in 2021.

“I stay up for seeing how she performs again court docket defensively this yr,” Allen mentioned. “She obtained a while to play final yr and I am excited to see how she performs this yr.”

Senior Presley Vangasbeek will see time within the reverse hitter whereas sophomore Nina Silo will play the workforce’s setter.

“Presley made large strides final yr and he’s extra dynamic and has the power to maintain the performs alive on the entrance traces for us,” Allen mentioned. “Nina’s place inside her set has improved loads as she has come right into a place to create drama for herself and obtain greater than a play for us.”

Oakville started the 2022 season towards Cor Jesu at dwelling on August 26 at 5:30 p.m.


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