The Mathews High School varsity volleyball team began gearing up for its 2010 season on Aug. 2. In her 12th year as the team’s head coach, Pat Moughon is trying to prepare her team after losing four players to graduation.
With eight returning players, the Devils are hopeful for another successful season. Returning players include the team’s two senior captains, setter Lindsay Crigler and outside hitter Casey Parrish.
Returning juniors are Teeny Robbins (OH/DS) and Kacie Austin (OH/RH). Sophomores Maddie McCann (MH), Mackenzie Moughon (OH), Rachel Close (DS) and Kayla Robins (utility) are also back.
Moving up from the junior varsity squad are sophomores Amber Burruss (MH), Shelby Ware (setter), and Mercedes Wells (hitter). New freshmen include Hailey Abernathy (DS), and first-year player Hannah Rowe (setter), who is learning the game with tremendous speed.
This year’s team has a tough act to follow following last season’s record of 21-2 and an appearanc...
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