Victoria, Texas -
First day of pre-season volleyball practice Thursday for the reigning TAPPS 5A state champions.
That would be St. Joe. led by second year head coach Summer Brooks, The Lady Flyers have eight varsity players returning from last year, including five starters and ten seniors. Led by three-time First Team All-State outside hitter Savannah Wharton, every returning St. Joe player from last season made either All-State or All-District or both. I talked with two of the returning state champion Lady Flyers.
Said middle blocker Kyleigh Nethery, "I wouldn't say it's nerve-wracking. But there's a bit of pressure on us. People are almost expecting us to win but they don't know what we'll do and everyone's on their toes for the season."
Said middle blocker Maiya Tillman, "We obviously know what it takes to be state champs after doing it last year.We all come in with a little bit of pressure to rise to the occasion and put the work so that we can get back there."
St. Joe volleyball's first scrimmage comes next Monday in Goliad.