#8 GLIAC SOUTH
LAKE ERIE STORM (2-26
ALL, 1-17 GLIAC)
The Lake Erie College volleyball team looks to make a big impact in 2014 under second-year Head Coach Andy Riesenberg. The Storm returns seven members from last year’s team. Sara Aultz (Wooster, Ohio/Orrville) will lead the Storm’s offense after a successful junior season as a middle hitter. Aultz was third on the team in kills last year with 145 while leading the Storm with 32 blocks.
The Storm also returns setter Samantha Knepley (Munith, Mich./Stockbridge). Knepley totaled 615 assists last season (6.76 per set) while tallying 117 digs. Defensively, junior Kathryn Ferry (Lima, Ohio/Lima Central Catholic) will anchor the Storm from the defensive specialist spot. Last season, Ferry was second on the team with 209 digs. In addition to Aultz, Knepley and Ferry, DS/S Mallory Gustincic (Medina, Ohio/Medina), DS Jamie Riley (Prospect, Ohio/Olentangy), OH Mikaela Lengel (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick/Ashland) and MH Brittany Lucas (Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area) return for the Storm.
The Storm adds six freshmen to the team this season. Asya Hobbs (Lynwood, Ill./Bishop Noll), Bethany Fisher (Orrville, Ohio/Dalton), Mackenzie Honn (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) and Madison Russell (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) look to improve the Storm’s offensive barrage as middle and outside hitters. Sidney Fletcher (Saline, Mich./Saline) and Graesyn Engler (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) join the Storm as defensive specialists, adding depth to the Storm’s defensive front.