Coach Mark Faust returns to the helm of the volleyball team at Lynchburg-Clay for his third year this season. Last year the Lady Mustangs finished with a 5-16 record overall and were 3-10 in the Southern Hill Athletic Conference. That was with some injuries that affected some of the players. Coach Faust is hoping that they will be able to stay healthy and use their youthful experience to their advantage.
“We may be a young team, but all of these girls are experienced at the varsity level, so they definitely know what to expect as the season starts,” Faust said about his team. “Brittany Ernst is a senior and two-year captain this year and was All-District in 2014, so we look for her to solidify the defense.
“Shelby Marshall was All-SHAC and All-District as a freshman, but dealt with several injuries last year. She is back healthy this season and we are hoping she can stay that way and have a productive year for us.
“Hannah Magie is coming back from a shoulder injury and she should be solid in the middle and Tylar Griffith had a very good summer and hopefully that will translate well to this season.”
The Lady Mustangs have 11 total players this season, four of them being seniors (Kylie Camp, Hannah Magie, Casey Butler, and Emily Roush). Coach Faust says that they will have a young team this year and will be playing many girls that are underclassmen.
“We will be playing three to four sophomores and two juniors this season but all of them have at least one year of varsity experience,” Coach Faust said. “Even though we may be young, we have experience that will need to translate to success on the court.
“North Adams and Manchester will be at the top of the SHAC this season. Our goal for the year is to be competitive every game, and if we can do that well, the wins will come.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer