LHS volleyball players attend pre-season camp

From left are (front row) Riley Molineaux, McKenzie Hathaway, Katherine Thomas and Rachel Valdrighi; (next row) LHS coach Keegan Walters, Leighten McCranie, Maddie Davis, Shelby Rose, Madison Giese, Katarina Zeiler and CNU alumni helper Krista Hughes.

Lancaster High School volleyball coach Keegan Walters recently took nine junior varsity and varsity players to Christopher Newport University’s team volleyball camp in Newport News.

Instructors included CNU volleyball coaches, players and alumni players. Some 15 high schools in Virginia and North Carolina were represented. Freedom High School in Loudon County brought four teams.

“This was a great opportunity to be able to play lots of different schools that we wouldn’t see during the season,” said Walters.

Lancaster was the smallest school division and only Class 1 school represented.

Along with individual position instruction and question-and-answer sessions with the CNU players, there was pool play on the first two days of the camp and tournament playoffs on the third day.

Lancaster won four matches, beating two of Class 5 Freedom High’s teams as well as teams from Class 5 Mountain View High in Stafford and Division 4 Louisa County High School.