by MARTY ZIER
Repeating a common theme with other Viking teams, girls volleyball Coach Greg Sasan has his work cut out for him for the 2014 season with only one returning varsity player out of the 13 that graduated last year.
“Alicia Susol, a senior, is the only returning varsity player and we are expecting good things from her,” he said. “We have some young players that have never played at the varsity level.”
The balance of the team includes two new seniors to volleyball, 14 returning sophomores and junior players and four freshmen.
But numbers are good with about 21 total players filling out both the varsity and junior varsity teams.
“We are young and excited. Our young players are our future,” says Sasan, who is hopeful that the varsity Vikings will do well in league play against powerful teams from Darrington, Friday Harbor and LaConner.
Sasan said his goals for the season are for the players to grow their skill in volleyball and enjoy themselves.
“I do demand a lot out of them, but we do want to make it fun for the kids, but we want to win too,” he said.