The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles volleyball team, under the direction of new head coach Dan Wilson, began their fourth season on August 29th. Last season, the Lady Eagles achieved a major milestone in the program’s short history: their first win. Now, with a new head coach and a strong line-up, the Lady Eagles are looking at a promising season.
“We are excited about this upcoming season and we are looking forward to the start of our matches,” says head coach Dan Wilson. “The team has really come together in such a short time. We have worked extremely hard in practice and I think these ladies are ready to show all they’ve learned in a match. We have a good mix of upperclassmen and new players and everyone has blended well together. Each player brings something unique to the table which is essential to any team.”
Coach Wilson and the Lady Eagles will be led by veteran players Katie McFarland and Shayla Brinegar. McFarland and Brinegar both show copious amounts of leadership on and off the court. Wilson also looks for support from junior libero Delaney Pritchard and junior outside and middle hitter Sarrah Huber. Huber had a breakout 2013 season and is looking to keep up the pace. Sophomore Macy Allen and her sharp hitting from the outside, middle, and back row will also play a role in the team’s success. The Lady Eagles setting skills will come from sophomore Joy Hatfield and freshman Maggie Wilkes. Freshman Savannah Sizemore brings power hitting and blocking skills that will only improve as the season progresses. A complete roster can be found here. Coach Wilson will complete his bench with assistant coaches Nathan Hall and John Mills.
Wilson adds, “We have a solid team in every spot. Our front row is tall and athletic for attacking and spiking the ball. Our back row is solid and quick to get control of the ball. We feel that our players this year will be able to successfully compete with any team. They all have a desire to win and uplifting attitudes that will be vital to our success.”