Kylie Rufenacht, Archbold head volleyball coach, returns eight letterwinners from a squad that finished 16-7 last year and brought home the Northwest Ohio Athletic league title with a perfect 8-0 mark.
Rufenacht and Dale Grime were co-head coaches of the Streaks the past two seasons. Grime, who had been an assistant coach for 18 years before the 2010 season, will assist Rufenacht.
The AHS mentor said she has a solid core of girls returning, but the team “needs to make sure our serve receive and passing stay consistent and strong.”
Rufenacht lost Abby Short, Tori Williams and Sami Wyse to graduation.
Returning letterwinners are seniors Taylor Coressel, a setter; Darian Oberlin, middle back; Jenny Lehman, outside hitter; Rachel Brader, right front/left front; and Maddie Short, defense-back row; juniors Becca Gerig, left front/middle back; Desi Newman, setter/right front; and Jessie Walker, defenseback row.
Rufenacht also looks for contributions from sophomores Cassidy Williams, a setter; Erin Erbskorn, defense back row; and Cayla Walker, middle back.
“We look to be competitive within the league and nonleague matches,” said Rufenacht.
“We hope to continue to build with the solid group of returning letterwinners.”
Archbold opens its season, Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Patrick Henry.