Spiker Season to Open in Full Swing

Spiker Season to Open in Full Swing

Allison Sundquist, Briana Leber

The Spiker season starts in full swing this week. It starts with a scrimmage on Monday, game against St. Francis on Tuesday, game versus Stanley County on Thursday, and the Gregory Invitational on Saturday. All games are home. 

We sat down with head coach Teresa Webster after practice and asked her about the upcoming week.  She said she is excited for the season, but also scared because it’s her first year as head coach.  She also mentioned that it is a building year and she sees very good potential.  When asked about her goals for the season Coach Webster said, “Our goals are to learn and improve every match.”  She also stated that she thinks the team will surprise a lot of other teams with their abilities for being such a young team.  “Being a first year head coach is very stressful, exciting, and nerve-wracking,” said Teresa.  “There is also a lot more involved than I anticipated.”  Coach Webster is very excited with all the younger girls stepping up this season.  She expects them to keep growing, improving, and becoming a lot stronger as the season goes.  With only two seniors and twenty-two players total, they have all worked very hard to prepare for this week.  We asked her if she was making any major changes from Ms. Schmitz’s ways; Teresa answered, “I am making some changes, but basically volleyball is just knowing and executing the skills.  I am introducing some new drills, but overall the Spiker tradition is still the same.”