‘Potential to do great things’

Published 9:38 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The lineup for Central High School’s junior varsity (JV) girls volleyball team remains largely intact from last season, and the overall talent and teamwork on display means expectations are high this year.

In 2017, the Lady Chargers were outstanding, finishing second in the James River District.

“I have high expectations this season given that the majority of my starters returned from last season and that we have players from the middle school team ready to fill in open positions,” Central Head Coach Karen Justice said. “I have a great group of girls that work well together. I think we have the potential to do great things.”

The team had to say goodbye to four players from last year’s squad as they were called up to varsity.

“Hannah Breedlove was one of my starting middles and a captain for JV, and Macie Nash was one of my setters,” Justice said. “Savanna Fowler was a strong server and Katy Morris was my libero, providing consistent serves and defense when called on.”

But the JV pool of talent remains strong, and the coach noted that a lot of her players this year are natural leaders in their own unique ways.

“Specifically, Abbey Tomlinson, sophomore, one of the captains from last season, brings a lot of fire to the court and her team,” Justice said. “Hayley Moody, sophomore, and Aaliyah Alexander, sophomore, both bring a positive attitude and a quiet leadership quality to the team.”

After opening the season Tuesday at Goochland High School, the Lady Chargers host Buckingham on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.