The Archbold volleyball squad, under Kylie Rufenacht, fifth-year head coach, looks to improve on last year’s 14-12 mark, 4-4 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League, with seven returning letterwinners.
Eight victories were forfeited, including four league wins, after violations of Ohio High School Athletic Association rules were discovered.
A member of the team had participated in a practice with a university squad, which is prohibited by OHSAA rules.
“We are looking to be competitive in both our league and non-conference schedules,” said Rufenacht.
“There are a lot of talented teams in the area, which should be a good challenge to show our strengths and weaknesses.”
All seven letterwinners are seniors.
They are Cassidy Williams, Megan Miller, Peyton Driver, Cayla Walker, Natalie Rupp, Winter Fricke, and Erin Erbskorn.
Newcomers to watch are Alyssa Ziegler, Morgan Miller, and Allie McQuade.
Lost to graduation were Kayla Leaser, Desi Newman, Becca Gerig, and Paige Peterson.
Dale Grime is the assistant coach, while Jill Holdgreve is the junior varsity coach. Amy Baden is the freshman coach.
The Streaks open their season, Saturday, Aug. 23, by hosting a tri-match with Stryker and Crestview.