by MARTY ZIER
Viking Volleyball has a new coach, Rebekah Hardee, offering 20 years of coaching experience to Orcas.
“I spent most of my time coaching Franklin Pierce schools, Washington High School and Keithley Middle School,” Hardee said. “I am very excited about the group of girls here at Orcas High School. We have 18 girls who will fill out a Varsity and JV. It is still really early but I look forward to the potential they all have. It will be an exciting season.”
Hardee has her work cut out for her navigating a young team with only five seniors in a very competitive NW 2B league. Coming off a 2-5 league record, the Vikings will face the three programs fighting for league domination: LaConner, who went undefeated in league play last year, Mt. Vernon Christian and Friday Harbor.
The Vikings get thrown into the fire quickly, opening the season against LaConner on Sept. 17 and then Friday Harbor on Sept. 22.