LEWISBURG — Tri-County North brings in new head coach Hanna Rose for this upcoming volleyball season.
Rose did not know the girls’ record from seasons past, nor statistics, nor skill-sets.
This is just how Rose wants it, though.
“This gave everyone a clean slate and a great opportunity to learn everything I wanted to teach them along with giving them the opportunity to win their desired position,” said Rose.
The Panthers will start four seniors for the upcoming season: captain and setter Jessi Stonerock, middle attacker Kara Simpson, outside hitter Serena Singleton, and left back defender Brielle West.
Tri-County North will also start freshman Cassie Stinson as a setter.
“She has done a phenomenal job stepping up to the challenge and is a great addition to our team,” said Rose.
Other key contributors for the Panthers are Alee Demorest, Hannah Sizemore, and Maci Dennison, Brooke Timmons, and Trinity Hemmerich. These are all juniors and all have important roles on the court, according to Rose.
Rounding out the lineup for Tri-County North is Sarah Harris, who is a sophomore.
“The future is looking bright,” said Rose. “I think this year we are going to grow and learn a lot of new things the girls aren’t necessarily used to and we should be pretty successful if they put these things to use on the court.”
But Rose’s expectations are pretty simple out of her athletes. She said all she requires are heart, desire, and a willingness to learn.
“That’s all I need to make them successful athletes,” said Rose.
The Panthers opened up their season on Tuesday, Aug. 19, against Brookville, losing the match in three sets.