Dan Johnson begins his second year as Verndale volleyball head coach with his team looking for improvement on their 8-20 record in 2021. The prognosis is good as the Pirates have a strong nucleus returning with varsity experience.
Returning letter winners include senior Aubrey Hess (Middle Hitter), and juniors Katie Blaha (Middle Hitter/Outside Hitter), Reagen Ludovissie (Setter/Outside Hitter), Mallory Uselman (Setter/Outside Hitter), Sarah Elfstrum (Middle Hitter/Outside Hitter), Kendra Captain (Outside Hitter), Olivia Olsson (Middle Hitter) and Taylor Johnson (Libero).
“We have quite a few returning players that work well together,” noted Coach Johnson. “The players work hard and scrap on defense.”
Verndale is a member of the Park Region Conference and is in Section 5A.