WAKEFIELD/ALLEN – Following the jump up a class with two northeast Nebraska volleyball programs combining, 2019 will mark year two as Wakefield-Allen.
Along with the second year as Wakefield-Allen, a new change comes in the head coaching position of former Allen head coach Cheryl Greve taking over.
Greve began coaching in 2007 at Allen before moving to the assistant position with Wakefield-Allen and now the head coach. Greve said the team has been working a lot on passing during the first week of official practice.
“We don’t have a tremendous amount of height but we’ve got a lot of hustle,” said coach Greve. “So, that’s probably going to be where we’re focusing a lot of time on. We do have a couple girls that can jump and hit but we got to get the pass up first.”
Following a large senior group graduating last year, 24 girls will make up the Wakefield-Allen Trojans. Assisting coach Greve will be Brittany Eisenman, Gabi Sullivan and Timarie Hansen.
Wakefield-Allen will have a whole new starting group this year.
“I’m hoping to see a lot of hustle and a lot of consistency,” coach Greve added. “They really are a great group of girls; they work hard. So, I’m looking forward to watching them play.”
Wakefield-Allen went 13-17 which included a stretch in the middle of the season winning seven of 10. The Trojans ended their year in the C1-7 Subdistrict at the hands of a state qualifying team, Wayne.
The Trojan volleyball team will host a sports drink scrimmage in Wakefield on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in the main gym.
This season, Wakefield-Allen will begin their season in the Northeast Nebraska Classic at Wisner and Pender. Dates of those games will be on Thursday, September 5 and Saturday, September 7. A home invite is also scheduled for the following Thursday and Saturday.