WAKEFIELD – A northeast Nebraska volleyball program is coming off their first year following a CO-OP prior with high energy and excitement.
Last fall was the first year back as just Wakefield for volleyball after spending some time in a cooperative agreement with Allen. The Trojans finished 9-21 last season with a tough stretch of games in the middle of the season.
Brittany Eisenmann will begin her second year as the head coach for Wakefield volleyball this fall. Coach Eisenmann said the seniors have set the expectations high for the underclassmen of what to be done.
“When we come into practice every day, we talk about how communication is probably the top, number one top thing that we want to focus on,” said Eisenmann. “So, even right now the girls aren’t talking very loud so after this I’ll be like, ‘girls come on we need to bring up our energy’ because in games when we go in those lulls we got to have a leader that’s going to bring us back up with their communication.”
Joining coach Eisenmann will be Jessi Vavrina and Jessica Borg leading the 30-member Trojan volleyball team.
The Trojan volleyball team participated in their own team camp that the D-League out of Norfolk hosted, traveled to the MVP camp in Sioux City, IA and Summer Slam in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Wakefield went 1-13 from September 10 – October 1 but finished 2-1 during the Lewis & Clark Tournament while also winning both games in their Wakefield Tournament over West Point-Beemer and Homer last year. The Wakefield Trojans ended their season with a four-set loss to Pender in the C2-4 Subdistrict Tournament.
Wakefield is scheduled to visit Winside at 6:30 p.m. for a jamboree this evening before officially beginning their 2021 season at Plainview at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 26.
“They’re going to expect to see a lot of energy on the floor,” Eisenmann added. “They’re going to see people diving and sprinting and going everywhere getting the ball up and the girls just working as a team. They’re excited to show what we’ve been working on the past week and a half. I’m excited to see where we can go this season.”
The Trojans will also participate in a tournament hosted by Wisner-Pilger on Thursday, September 2 and Saturday, September 4 along with a road match at Madison on Tuesday, September 7.
Wakefield’s home opener will be the Wakefield Tournament on Thursday, September 9 and Saturday, September 11 hosting teams of BRLD, Cedar Bluffs, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Lutheran High Northeast, Pierce and Ponca.