Senior Taylor Curtiss, a returning veteran and last season’s All League Most Valuable Player, digs under a serve during practice earlier this week. Photo by Mike Maltais

Senior Taylor Curtiss, a returning veteran and last season’s All League Most Valuable Player, digs under a serve during practice earlier this week. Photo by Mike Maltais

By Mike Maltais

A strong core of veterans and upperclassmen will be on the court for the Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team this season, though most didn’t have enough practices to be eligible to compete at last Saturday’s Okanogan Jamboree.

Despite the loss of Cierra Ebbert and Keanna King to graduation and Zoey Marchiney to transfer, four All-League nominees from last season are back. They include senior Taylor Curtiss, All-League MVP, junior Baylee Canedo, last year’s All-League libero, and juniors Sarina Williams and Ashley Watson. They will be joined by seniors Dana Anderson and Katherine Tannehill, juniors Torie Weber, Whitney Fox and Kuirstin Pilkinton, sophomore Erin Frey, freshmen Erin Schuh and Isabella Osborne, and enough young players to field a JV squad.

Second-year coach Tim Boonstra will get help this season from volleyball alum Christina Purtell (LBHS 2012).

The Lady Lions were scheduled to host Okanogan Tuesday (Sept. 10) at 5 p.m. They will host Tonasket in non-league play Thursday (Sept. 12) at 5 p.m. and travel to Concrete on Saturday (Sept. 14) to play the Lions at 1 p.m.

 

 

LBHS 2013 volleyball schedule

Thu Sep 12 Tonasket 5pm

Sat Sep 14  @ Concrete 1pm

Thu Sep 19 @ Entiat 5pm

Sat Sep 21 @ Bridgeport Invitational 9am

*Tue Sep 24 Waterville 5pm

*Sat Sep 28 @ Pateros 5pm

*Tue Oct 1 Oroville 5pm

*Thu Oct 3 @ Bridgeport 5pm

Sat Oct 5 Entiat 11am

*Tue Oct 8 @ Manson 5pm

*Thu Oct 10 Lake Roosevelt 5pm

*Thu Oct 17 @ Oroville 5pm

*Tue Oct 22 Bridgeport 5pm

*Thu Oct 24 @ Manson 5pm

*Sat Oct 26 @ Waterville 11am

*Tue Oct 29 @ Lake Roosevelt 5:30 pm

 

* League games