Former Lynden volleyball players Brandi Benner, left, Jessi Roberts, and Hannah Swanson and coach Chris Elsner helped the Lions to a third-place finish at state in 2008. After eight years off, Elsner returns to coach the program this fall.
Former Lynden volleyball players Brandi Benner, left, Jessi Roberts, and Hannah Swanson and coach Chris Elsner helped the Lions to a third-place finish at state in 2008. After eight years off, Elsner returns to coach the program this fall. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Former Lynden volleyball players Brandi Benner, left, Jessi Roberts, and Hannah Swanson and coach Chris Elsner helped the Lions to a third-place finish at state in 2008. After eight years off, Elsner returns to coach the program this fall. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald

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