UHS volleyball team seeks turnaround year

bob rasa Uvaldeans Nadia Gonzales (No. 11) and Kayla Curtis (No. 24) combine efforts in an attempt to block the shot of an opposing team’s player. The volleyball action took place last August in the Uvalde High School Gym. Last season was a learning season for the young Uvalde Lobos team. The Lobos seek a much-improved season in 2017.

Last season, the Uvalde Lobos entered high school volleyball action with a young, inexperienced varsity ball club.

As a result, the Lobos went winless in District 29-5A play and finished with a 9-31 season record overall.

“We went into last season with a young team. We lost an All-District setter to graduation and went into the season with a lot of inexperience at several positions,” said Uvalde High School head volleyball coach Jessica Campbell. “I was proud of the effort that our young kids put forth. But it was a learning experience.”

Though the Lobos lose a couple of key players from last year’s team, they return the bulk of their personnel to begin the 2017 volleyball season in August.

Because of the large number of returning lettermen from last year’s team, Coach Jessica Campbell believes this could be a much better season for Lobos volleyball.

“Our younger players gained a lot of experience last season,” said Campbell. “They learned that the pace is quicker at the varsity level. I believe they improved as the season went on.”

Several key players will be lost from the 2017 squad, including middle hitter Ale Garza, defensive specialist Mandy Sandoval, and other seniors Miranda Sosa, Sara Ramos and Vallerie Salazar.


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