By Greg Perkins
Head coach Alan Ramage leads a veteran volleyball squad into this season, led by six returning varsity players from last year’s Snowflake team, which went 34-11 before closing the season in the second round of the Division III State Tournament. This year seniors Sydney Olsen, Melissa Eich, Shelby Reidhead and Eilee Penrod return to the varsity team, along with juniors Elle Flake and Shanae Stratton. They are joined at this point by juniors Hallie Brauer, Haylee Farr, Kaylee Davis, Megan Webster and Talitha Binnie.
The Lady Lobos will host Safford on Tuesday, Sept. 1, then welcome in Blue Ridge on Sept. 3. On Sept. 8 they will travel to face Phoenix Country Day School. Two days later they welcome in Camelback High School.
The Lobos will host their invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19. Other tournaments during the season will include the Monument Valley Invitational and the Goldwater Invitational held in mid-October. Powerhouses Monument Valley and Cactus also appear on the Lobos’ schedule this season.