Girls Volleyball: Lincoln-Way West enjoys senior moments
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media September 17, 2012 6:50PM
Updated: October 19, 2012 6:10AM
With six seniors on the roster, Lincoln-Way West coach Rory Harrison is working with the largest senior class the Warriors ever have had.
“The girls have a great bond going, and I’m seeing a lot of great leadership from all our seniors across the board,” Harrison said. “With the senior class, it’s good to see that leadership clicking. It’s a nice view from the sidelines.”
West stood at 15-5 after competing over the weekend at the Oak Lawn Invitational.
Senior outside Sarah Wegrzyn has provided a steadying force on the attack as the Warriors’ go-to hitter. In senior middle Therese Schultz and junior opposite Carissa Lorenz, Harrison’s squad has plenty of dominant offensive options capable of taking matches over.
Senior Kelly Staack and freshman Izzy Espinosa have shared setting duties, with freshman Jackie Moore, senior Hannah Chesley, and sophomore Rachel Johnson rounding out the lineup.
“When I look on the floor, we do have two freshmen and a sophomore out there,” Harrison said. “We’re still at the point in the season where we’re working out kinks.”
Military Night at Reed-Custer
Rather than stick with the normal and do a Volley for the Cure match, Reed-Custer coach Denny Pommier and Coal City coach Michael Lanoue wanted to do something different.
The coaches teamed up to make Thursday’s upcoming match Military Appreciation Night.
Players from both teams chose someone they know who has served in the military. Some go as far back as World War II, while others were former classmates who recently enlisted. The service men and women, young and old, will be introduced and receive a T-shirt with their name and rank before the varsity match.
“Michael and I had always tried to do something, and we started talking about it and putting it together,” Pommier said. “Some girls even picked two people. Hopefully, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.”
The sophomores play at 5:30 p.m., with the ceremony being held before the varsity’s scheduled 6:45 p.m. start. Players on each team will wear camouflage jerseys.