Mariners falter in playoffsWith a new coach and a team of mostly underclassmen, the Silver Bay volleyball squad had an uphill climb since the season began.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
With a new coach and a team of mostly underclassmen, the Silver Bay volleyball squad had an uphill climb since the season began.
That trek ended last Wednesday, with a 3-0 loss to AlBrook in the second round of the section playoffs.
“I was proud of them,” head coach Andrea McMillen said. “They worked hard.”
Kirstin Sandstrom had 10 kills and 14 digs and Katrina Davis added 10 set-assists and 12 digs.
Both Sandstrom and Davis will be lost to graduation this year, along with Jessica Solberg and Stevi Rannetsberger.
“They made my first year coaching fun,” McMillen said. “They were very nice leaders for the team.”
There is still plenty of promise for next season, McMillen said. “The sophomore class has quite a few girls and they have a lot of talent.”
So, how did McMillen feel her first year coaching varsity went? “It was a big responsibility,” she said. “I enjoyed it. It’s a lot of work.”
For part of season, McMillen was both the “A” and “B” team coach.