The 2014 Chesterton
volleyball team returns five seniors and eight letterwinners from last
season as the season starts tonight.
The Trojans will
host Hammond Morton beginning at 5:30 p.m. and are home again on Thursday to
face Mishawaka beginning at 5 p.m.
“This team has a
chance to be as good as they want to be,” Chesterton head coach TR Harlan
said. “It’s a nice group of veterans and newcomers. How well they gel
together and work together will be the key.”
seniors include setters Shelby Snyder and Kennedy Baltus, outside hitter
Emily Marcus and opposite’s Aubrey Nagdeman and Jessica Urycki.
“This group of
seniors has been together a long time,” Harlan said. “They know this is
their last time through the program and they want to do something special.
If they continue to work hard every day, everything they want is in front of
The Trojans also
return sophomore middle hitter Sammi Ostrom to the attack.
“Sammi can be as
dominating as any hitter in our conference,” Harlan said. “She’s really
worked hard at becoming a better blocker and that has really helped our
Madi Dubbs and Taylor Eaton will control the back line for the Trojans,
while classmate Abby Moon will handle the other middle hitter spot. Junior
Kaitlin Kuypers adds depth on the outside offensively and defensively.
Notzen will handle outside hitting duties as classmates Jenna Tarnowski and
Brittany Milzarek are battling for playing time as well.
“Our conference is
as good as any in the state,” Harlan said. “We’ll get tested every night we
take the floor. It’ll be up to them just how good they want to be.”