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South Tama volleyball has fresh start with new coaches, new team

August 22, 2014
Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Trojan volleyball fans will see lots of new faces on the court this season. Graduating the entire starting order the Trojans are working together to find their stride. Not only will their starting lineup be different but so will the coaching staff. This season the Trojans will be led by Head Coach Holly Kupka (Aldridge) and Cally Thompson.

Last season the Trojans went 18-13 with the 2014 seniors Trisha Walz, Sam Holtz, Paige Van Dyk, Tori Appelgate, Madison Baack, Taylor Muhlstein and Emily Martin leading the way.

The 2015 seniors that will be returning for the Trojans include Alanna Vest, Laurel Scharnweber, Sadie Kavalier, Raven Hall and Catie Collins. "We have a lot of talent on the team this year. We did graduate the entire starting vastity team last year but the girls this year are ready to step up and take the plate. They have been working 110% in practice and have really proved to me and the rest of the team that they are hungry and want success. If they want it 110% and give me it during practice I hope to take them to the next level," said Kupka.

Article Photos

Members of the STC Varsity volleyball team assist coach Holly Kupka at a volleyball camp for fifth through eighth grade students. The camp ran from August 4-8.
News Herald Photo/Allison Graham

Kupka has her sights set high as her goals for the season include a conference championship, placing first at a tournament and becoming one as team. She also hopes to have fun as a team.

Fact Box

STC Volleyball Varsity Schedule

Tue - 9/2, 7:30PM, Grinnell

Thurs - 9/4, 7:30PM @ Center Point-Urbana

Sat - 9/6, 9:00AM @ BCLUW

Tue - 9/9, 7:30PM @ Benton Community

Tue - 9/16, 7:30PM @ Williamsburg

Sat - 9/20, 9:00AM @ West Delaware

Tue - 9/23, 7:30PM, Independence

Sat - 9/27, 9:30PM, South Tama Invitational

Tue - 9/30, 7:30PM, Vinton-Shellsburg

Sat - 10/4, 9:00AM @ Cedar Rapids Prairie

Tue - 10/7, 7:30PM @ Marion

Thurs - 10/9, 7:30PM, Oskaloosa

Tue - 10/14, 7:30PM, Clear Creek Amana

Thurs - 10/16, 4:00PM, WaMaC Pool Play

Tue - 10/21, 4:00PM, WaMaC Tourn Mt Vernon



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