Volleyball Season Preview

This season's volleyball team will be led behind first-year head coach Christine Walsh. Walsh takes over after serving as assistant coach at Hudson Valley last fall under former coach Shelby Sayre. The Vikings finished the 2010 season with an 11-10 overall record, an eight-game improvement over the previous year.

Baleigh Morrow (Ravena/Ravena) is the lone returning starter for the Vikings. Morrow, an outside hitter, is coming off an impressive freshman campaign with 86 kills, 16 aces and 112 digs. With the loss of several key players from last season, this season's incoming freshmen will have to step up and contribute immediately. Hailey Frament (Catholic Central/Waterford) comes in as a weak- side hitter and Katie Desmond (Schalmont/Schenectady) takes over setting duties. There are a number of skilled and experienced players coming into the program who are very dedicated, hard-working and passionate. Morrow's leadership will certainly play a key role in bringing the team together and pushing them to play to their full potential.