2018 Varsity Volleyball Team
The 2018 Volleyball season is set to get under way August 18, when they open at the annual Lawton Invitational Tournament. Again, the Indians will build on their successful 2017 season (29-15), bringing back experience and a wealth of young talent and enthusiasm. The Indians will have six seniors looking to lead a strong group of underclassmen.
This August has Saugatuck entering the season with its youngest roster in recent memory and plenty of roles still to be determined. “It's been a little different this summer. We're not as sure of the starting lineup as we've been in the past,” said Sherri Austin, who enters her 14th season as head coach. “We had a strong freshman class last season, that is now a strong sophomore class. We were actually pleasantly surprised in the beginning of our tryouts that we were much better than I thought that we were going to be. Experience from our seniors will play a big role in providing a solid foundation for these younger players.”
Playing in the Lakeshore Division of the SAC, the Indians will look to contend for a division title and carry that into districts in November. “One of the biggest keys to our success this season will be improved defensive play. I believe we will be able to compete at a “higher level” this year due to improved defensive speed and quickness.” ~ Coach Austin
The team’s motto this year, “I Can and I Will!”