Experienced LHS volleyball team aims high

From left, players on Lancaster High’s varsity volleyball team are, front row, Rachel Woolard, Leighten McCranie, Sydney Price, Riley Molineaux and Courtney Croasdale; back row, manager Tori Simmons, Grace Oren, Amanda Steensma, Shelby Rose, Madison Giese, Katherine Thomas and Blair Smith.

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster opened its varsity volleyball season with a 3-0 sweep of non-district opponent West Point last Tuesday behind its veteran players.

Middlesex beat Lancaster, 3-1, last Thursday for a 1-1 start for the Lady Devils.

Against the Pointers, returning sophomore hitter Shelby Rose led at the net with six kills, returning senior passer Rachel Woolard had 13 digs and senior veteran setter Katherine Thomas had seven assists.

Coach Keegan Walters and new assistant Allie Hoffman field one of the most veteran teams in the Northern Neck District with eight returners and put a pair of twin towers at the net in Rose and senior middle hitter Sydney Price.

Sydney and Shelby have both been working really hard in the off season,” said Walters. “They’re obviously going to be a…


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