The Natalia Lady Mustang Volleyball program will begin their 2018-2019 season this coming Wednesday, August 1 with two-a-day workouts. Under the leadership of new Head Coach Tamara Bednorz, expectations will be high as there will be a few new faces joining the new leader of the program. There will also be a number of new faces when it comes to the varsity and sub-varsity teams after Natalia graduated a number of talented seniors a season ago.
“We are expecting to have 30+ girls come out for the 2018-2019 season,” Bednorz said. “Several goals have been set forth for this season. Among them is vying for a district championship and to compete in all aspects such as practice, games, community service and academics.”
Two-a-day workouts begin Wednesday, August 1st with weights for all athletes from 6:30 am-7:30 am. There will be a group skills work-out from 7:30 am-10:30 am followed by a team practice from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
On Thursday, August 2, make-up requirements will be from 6:30 am-7:30 am. Setters will work from 8:00-9:30 am, DS/Liberos from 9:30 am-10:45 am and OH/MB from 11:00 am-12:15 pm.. The team practice will be held from 2:15 pm-4:15 pm and there will be a volleyball parent meeting at 6:30 pm.
On Friday, August 3 Natalia begins scrimmage action as they will battle the Three Rivers Lady Bulldogs before traveling to D’Hanis on Saturday to face the Cowgirls and the Leakey Lady Eagles in final scrimmage play.
The season begins Tuesday, August 7 when the girls in blue travel to Hondo to face the Owls and the D’Hanis Cowgirls in dual action. Times are TBA.
“We want our team to be the total package,” Bednorz said. “We have had a great summer turnout in the strength and conditioning program and our summer camps. We have more commitment and dedication from our girl athletes than ever before.”
Aside from a new head coach, Natalia will compete in a new volleyball district that features a lot of old familiar faces along with one brand new face.
Natalia will be in District 30-3A and will battle: Jourdanton, Dilley, Cotulla, Lytle and Laredo Harmony School of Excellence.
By Eric Smith