Hampton girls volleyball improving
By Jerry Clark
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
At Hampton, girls volleyball coach Brian Tevis is focused on building a contender year-in and year-out. So when the coach is looking at the big picture where this program can go, he breaks it down to the smallest details in order to allow the little things lead to bigger successes.
Tevis has a handful of returning players who will serve as the foundation for the team, but when it comes to wins and losses, the wins can come in more ways than a better score at the end of a set.
“Obviously you go into the season to try to make the playoffs,” Tevis said. “I want the kids to progress each day. Before you compete with the tough teams, the Pine-Richlands, NAs and Seneca Valleys, you have to compete against yourselves and define success by a little each day.”
To help get this team where it wants to go, Tevis will rely on the skills of seniors LeAnne Disco and Anne Cully, who have started for him the past three seasons.
Also playing significant roles will be setter Amanda Hedges and outside hitter Paige Whistler.
“We have a good nucleus and some youth (including three sophomores who) will see significant playing time,” Tevis said. “I look forward to their growth and potential.”
Tevis said playing as a team will lead to his squad being able to compete with the tougher teams in the section, and with the seniors having the experience against tough competition, there will be no quit in this team.
“I am impressed with how the older players have taken the younger players under their wing,” he said. “This is a close team, and how they help each other is what impresses me.”
Tevis will define the success of the team by how it improves each day — as individuals as well as a team.
Jerry Clark is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or email@example.com .
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