Sehome Mariners prep volleyball preview capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 15, 2013 

SEHOME

MARINERS

Coach: Kristy White

Last year: Finished third in the Class 2A NWC standings with a 10-2 conference record. ... Ended season after going 1-2 during the Class 2A State Tournament, finishing 15-6 overall.

Players to watch: Taylor Lyall (sr., OH); Dani Johnson (jr., OH); Erika Smith (sr., M); Megan Greer (jr., S)

Outlook: The Mariners have qualified for the Class 2A State Tournament each of the past two seasons, and coach Kristy White has transformed Sehome into one of Whatcom County's premier teams. Five starters return for 2012, and all indications point to Sehome contending for a state berth once again. Still, White is doing everything in her power to ensure her team continues to improve. "This year we're making a new saying that everything is temporary," White said. "Pain is temporary, winning is temporary. You can't get too comfortable if you get a couple wins or (down) if you lose a few matches." All-NWC first-team selection Taylor Lyall returns with power-hitter Dani Johnson. The pair should make quite a one-two punch. Erika Smith returns to the middle, and setter Megan Greer is slated to start again. The Mariners have finished top five in the Northwest Conference standings each of the past two years. This could be the year White's club challenges for a NWC title.

2013 ROSTER

Player Yr. Pos.

Taylor Lyall Sr. OH

Erika Smith Sr. M

Danielle Strasser Sr. RS/M

Kendra Thomas Sr. L

Megan Greer Jr. S

Dani Johnson Jr. OH

Casey Grosso Jr. L

Maddy Bryan Jr. M/RS

Natalie Knops Jr. DS

Emily Greer So. OH

Katrina Dank So. M/RS

Emi Dominguez Fr. S

2013 SCHEDULE

Sept. 12 Ferndale 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 SunDome TBD

Sept. 17 at Sedro-Woolley* 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 Anacortes* 7 p.m.

Sept. 26 at Squalicum* 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Ferndale* 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 Mount Baker* 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 Bellingham* 7 p.m.

Oct. 10 at Blaine* 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 Lynden* 7 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Anacortes Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m.

Oct. 22 at Nooksack Valley* 7 p.m.

Oct. 24 Meridian* 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 at Lynden Christian* 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 Burlington-Edison* 7 p.m.

* NWC match

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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