Lady Mustangs gear up for volleyball season

The Lady Mustangs are gearing up for another great Volleyball season under Coach Tamara Bednorz’ leadership. The varsity placed third in district last year after a 14-25 record and 6-4 in district. They will compete in four tournaments this season and district starts on September 17th against Dilley. Their first home game will be Tuesday, August 13th against Sabinal.
“We will have most of last season’s players returning for this upcoming season and we are looking at several options as far as positions. Last year was a good foundation year to prepare them for versatility on the court. We have several players who can play more than one position, which will be helpful in adverse situations. Depending on how many players come out, we are hoping for a freshman team this year, but it is hard to tell until the first day. Having three teams is ideal, allowing for more court time for all sub-varsity players. We will keep our fingers crossed for it.
My expectation is that we come out every day giving 100 percent, and compete in every opportunity, regardless of the situation or outcome. We are not very tall, so we know that we will have to be ruthless on defense. We want to have the mentality that no ball hits the ground! We will use an unpredictable, unorthodox approach at the net to keep opponents guessing,” said Coach Bednorz.
All players must have a current physical on file and need to be in the weight room at 6:30 am Thursday, August 1st. The Lady Mustangs will have six days of practice and three scrimmages before they head to the Freer Varsity Tournament.
2-A-Day Work Out Schedule
Thursday August 1st
6:30-7:30 Weights All
7:30-10:00 Requirements/ Group Skills
1:00-3:00 Team Practice
Friday August 2nd
6:30-7:30 Make-up Requirements
8:00-9:30 Setters/Hitters
9:30-10:45 DS/Liberos
1:00-3:00 Team Practice
Saturday August 3rd
8:00-10:00 Split Team Practice
Monday August 5th
6:00-7:00 Weights All
7:00-8:30 Team Practice
TBA Three Rivers Scrimmage
Tuesday August 6th
TBA Hondo/D’Hanis Game
Wednesday August 7th
7:00-7:30 Make-up Requirements
7:30-8:30 Weights All
9:00-10:30 DS/Libero & Setters/Hitters
12:30-2:30 Split Team Practice
Thursday August 8th
8:00-9:00 Make-up Requirements
11:00 Game in Crystal City
Saturday August 10th
TBA Freer Varsity Tournament
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer