Lady Wave sophomore Brooke Schmidt gets one of her many blocks in volleyball scrimmage at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Wave Volleyball scrimmages well

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.”

Greenville sophomore Lilly Camacho goes strong to the net for a Lady Wave kill. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Junior Lady Wave Skylar Bryson looks to help lead young Greenville volleyball team in 2022 season play. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Lady Wave 2022 volleyball. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Lady Wave 2022 volleyball. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Lady Wave 2022 volleyball. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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