Johanna Rehill has high hopes for her first season back in the role of head coach of the Pittston Area girls volleyball team.
“We have a decent amount of returning starters with varsity experience,” said Rehill, who was an assistant last year when the Lady Patriots finished 9-8 in the Wyoming Valley Conference. “We worked very hard over the summer to continue to build our skills and confidence on the court.
“With the combination of our upperclassmen’s skill and expertise, and some great potential from the sophomore and freshmen classes, we hope to have a successful season.”
Senior Emily O’Brien and juniors Michalie Mazurkivich and Emma Coles return to the starting lineup.
“Those three are a strong force together on the court and have improved their skills greatly for this season,” Rehill said.
Pittston Area improved last season when Tiara George moved into the rotation as a freshman setter.
“She’s been working hard and continues to be an important asset to the team,” Rehill said.
Sophomores Emilee Shaw, Syra Reza and Bella Guasto are likely to account for the other starters.
Senior Sydney Cooper and freshmen Jiana Moran, Ava Butcher and Leah Zambetti could also figure into plans for Pittston Area, which has the task of opening the season Friday at defending champion Holy Redeemer.
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