Talent and size ahead for young Greenville Senior High School volleyball program leading into 2022 season
COVINGTON – The Lady Wave varsity and JV volleyball teams traveled to Covington for a Thursday night four-way scrimmage with the Covington Lady Buccaneers, Piqua Lady Indians and the Northeastern Lady Jets.
The Lady Wave puts a young team on the court for the 2022 season with graduation from the class of 2021 but has size and athletic talent coming into the new season.
“I’m excited about that,” said Lady Wave head varsity coach, Michelle Hardesty. “The incoming freshmen have some nice height. “Brooke Schmidt, middle sophomore has just gotten so much better from last season and that showed in this scrimmage. We have some nice height, we’re young, they’ve had a good summer – we’ll just wait and see how it goes.”
“Having a lot of players with talent is a good problem to have,” continued Coach Hardesty. “The thing we are playing against is all of our experience has left except for about two people. We have Brooke and Lilly (Camacho) back. Skylar (Bryson) is there but she is going to be playing in a different capacity so we only have three experienced varsity players that we are bringing to the court.”
The husband wife veteran GHS coaching duo of Michelle and Jim Hardesty are looking forward to molding the young team into a MVL contender this year and well beyond as the Lady Wave played well at the three-hour scrimmage.
“The young girls are going to see a lot of improvement during the year and I think they are going to see a lot of playing time,” Jim Hardesty said. “The seniors are going to step up but this is going to be a good year by the time we get said and done.”
“It might be a little rough early but by the end of it I think they will all come around,” added Jim. “They played well towards the end – they all started gelling and they looked a lot better than they did early.”
The senior class is going to be counted on to help lead the young team this season.
“All our seniors had great attitudes,” noted Michelle Hardesty. “They played a lot of JV and come up and played a little bit of varsity last year so it is a whole new experience for us.”
“I think it is going to be a great season for Greenville,” Jim concluded. “Win record maybe – we’ll see how that turns out but it is going to be a great season and from here on I think we’re going to see great things from them.”