Arcanum Volleyball 2021 Season Preview

ARCANUM – The Lady Trojans had a strong program last year and was in the title hunt all season long.

Arcanum is coached Macy O’Dell so you can expect to see a very disciplined and highly competitive team.

O’Dell believes her team strength is the ability to work together as a whole and the positive attitude they bring to the floor.

“Everyone loves everyone and works together well,  it’s our goal to work on our communication so we have complete team unity when we play,” O’Dell stated

Macy believes the WOAC is going to be very strong this year but stopped short of naming any front runner teams.

With 8 returning letter winners, 5 seniors and 6 juniors Look for Arcanum to be in the mix for the first ever Western Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Title.

NameClassHeightPosition
Taylor Gray *125’10”OH, MH
Ellie Fout *125’6”Setter
Madelyn Fearon125’5”OH
Alexis Wilcox *125’5”DS
Peyton Garbig *125’4”DS
Mollie Ericksen *115’4”Setter
Reece Blinn115’5”DS
Paige Burrell115’6”OH
Katie Brown *115’10”MH, RH
Sarah Koehl *115’6”OH
Lily Johnting *105’2”Libero
Haley Smith105’10”MH
Emilie Fout105’6”Setter, DS
Katie Sharp105’6”OH, DS
Schedule
Aug. 2021OPPONENTTIMELOCATION 
Sat. 28TBA 09:00 AM Arcanum
Sat. 28Mississinawa Valley09:00 AM Arcanum
Sat. 28TBA 12:00 PM Arcanum
Sat. 28TBA 02:00 PM Arcanum
Tue. 31Ansonia05:30 PM Arcanum
Sep. 2021OPPONENTTIMELOCATION 
Thu. 2at Preble Shawnee05:30 PM Preble Shawnee
Tue. 7at Bradford05:30 PM Bradford
Sat. 11at Xenia 10:00 AM Xenia
Tue. 14at Tri-Village05:30 PM Tri-Village
Thu. 16Mississinawa Valley05:30 PM Arcanum
Tue. 21at National Trail05:30 PM National Trail
Mon. 27at Minster 05:30 PM Minster
Tue. 28Twin Valley South05:30 PM Arcanum
Thu. 30Franklin Monroe05:30 PM Arcanum
Oct. 2021OPPONENTTIMELOCATION 
Sat. 2Dixie11:00 AM Arcanum
Tue. 5at Tri-County North05:30 PM Tri-County North
Thu. 7Newton05:30 PM Arcanum
Sat. 9New Bremen 10:00 AM Arcanum
Mon. 11Brookville 05:30 PM Arcanum
Sat. 16at Fort Recovery 05:30 PM Fort Recovery

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at dbarger@darkecountynow.com.

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