Lindsay Hill, FSCC Head Volleyball Coach, enters her seventh season leading the Lady Greyhounds. "We're excited to get the season started," said Lindsay Hill, "Once again, we have planned a challenging schedule in hopes of continuing our nationally-ranked status."
The team has a solid returning roster this year—each sophomore saw playing time last fall. The returning sophomores include Megan Turner, Katie Gorman, Kayln Beel, Hanna White, Mariah Aebersold, and Deardin Kelley. Turner and Gorman were named to the KJCCC All-Conference and All-District teams last year. "We have several key players returning, and this team is one of the most well-rounded groups to come through FSCC," said Hill.
Last fall, the Lady Greyhounds finished the season 27-11. This season, the team will work to improve ball control, win long rallies, and give up fewer errors in each set.
In addition to athletic excellence, the volleyball coaching staff emphasizes excellence in the classroom. Last year's team grade point average was 3.62, and 12 players earned honor roll distinction. For six years in a row, the team has received the Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for achieving a top-five team grade point average in two-year colleges.
The coaches also focus on teaching the student-athletes about discipline in all aspects of life and competing on and off the court. "Throughout the year, we host competitive workshops and confidence workshops to help our young ladies walk through volleyball and life," said Hill. "More importantly, we talk about the decisions that each of them will face on a daily basis, and how to make good choices."
The season will open on Friday, August 25, during the Fort Scott Tournament at Arnold Arena. The Lady Greyhounds will face off against Allen Community College at 3:00 pm and Neosho County Community College at 7:00 pm.
*Story Courtesy of Heather Brown, Director of Public Relations at FSCC*