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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Lansing volleyball reloads

  • With a large amount of upper-class returnees coming back for the Lady Lions, 2012 should be another productive year under longtime coach Julie Slater.


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  • Team: Lansing volleyball
    Last year’s record: 28-15
    Coach: Julie Slater; assistant Rhonda Lang
    Coach’s record: 750-243
    Key returnees:
    Bri Lozenski, senior setter; 966 assists last season
    Ashley Linaweaver, senior libero; 181 digs in 2011
    Jenna Hoyt, senior setter; 96 digs last year
    Paige Brandt, senior outside hitter; 154 digs as a junior
    Amanda Dalbey, junior outside hitter; 75 blocks to go with 118 kills last season
    Newcomers to watch:
    Charlotte Moe, senior middle blocker
    Kelsie Pitsenbarger, senior right-side hitter
    Katie Pettis, senior defensive specialist
    Lindsay Davis, junior right-side hitter
    Morgan Moss, junior right-side hitter
    Allyssa Lutgen, junior middle blocker
    Meghan Tauke, freshman middle blocker
    Team Outlook: STRENGTHS — With a large amount of upper-class returnees coming back for the Lady Lions, 2012 should be another productive year under longtime coach Julie Slater.
    Besides experience and leadership, the Lansing coach feels this year’s squad has strong passing and defensive skill.
    WEAKNESSES —  Finishing off attacks and ending opponent’s rallies will be the key areas that the Lady Lions will hope to improve upon as the season progresses.
    Big games: At Olathe East, Aug. 25; Home vs. Mill Valley and Blue Valley, Sept. 6
    Coach says: “It is exciting to get started with another great group of Lansing girls who are working hard to uphold the great Lansing volleyball tradition that we have.”    
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