JV Volleyball wrapped the season with a county championship

JV volleyball team stands with their medals after winning the county tournament.

courtesy of Shay Arneson

JV volleyball team stands with their medals after winning the county tournament.

by Kennedi Ambush, Editor

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The 2016 JV Volleyball team is currently 7-1 with their only loss to the undefeated North Hagerstown.

They are coached by Lauren Schoelen, who is the new JV coach. She is a 2009 alumni and was a member of the volleyball team for all four years of high school. She then attended college at Frostburg State University, where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice. Her full time job is police officer. 

Three freshmen players are Emma France, Lauren Ryan, and Reagan Walsh. The other 12 players on the team are all returning sophomores: Anna Shattuck, Annabelle Stone, Blake Hayden, Emily Day, Emily Wolfe, Mary Contardi, Nicole Escalante, Rose Fiore, Savannah Sitler, and Shay Arneson.

The players agree that Coach Schoelen is young and very enthusiastic. She can still relate to them and communicate with them easily. 

Shay Arenson, who is a setter for the team, said, “We all love Coach, and the love that she has back for us is amazing. We are one big family, which makes playing with each other easy.”

Blake Hayden, outside hitter also said, “Coach knows a lot about volleyball, and our team is really good this year, not just as winning, but as a team, we bonded really well.”

The JV team played in the Frederick County JV Tournament at Oakdale on October 7th, which was also the day of Homecoming, and won all five games that they played.

They played TJ, Tuscarora, Catoctin, Oakdale, and Walkersville.

In the semi finals they played Oakdale. Oakdale won one match and LHS won two, taking the match best of three.

Going into the third set is very stressful, but this team seems to battle out of these games and come out on top because they did again in the championship.

For the JV county championship, they played Catoctin and beat them in three games. LHS won the first set, and Catoctin won the second set. There was a lot of pressure coming into the third game, but the girls had lots of desire to win and they came out with a win in the third match to take home the trophy.

A majority of this year’s team will be moving up to varsity next year to play for Coach Poffinberger. The Varsity team will be losing eight senior  players this year who are seniors, Claire Coupard, Mackenzie Gladhill, Erika Kosar, Emerson Maggi, Melanie Raible, Eva Rowan, Noel Snow, and Madeline Subasic.

JV ends their regular season on Monday, October 31 against Smithsburg at Smithsburg at 6.

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