Rams volleyball enters year as 3A WSL favorite
By Phil SandovalPost Independent StaffRoaring Fork knows what to do on the volleyball court and has the confidence to get the job done.That’s the difference between a team that finished 4-4 in league last year and the that’s a favorite to claim the Class 3A Western Slope League title in 2004.”Last year we were so raw, we fell apart,” head coach Karen Crownhart said. “But, I think we’re going to be pretty strong this year, and the possibilities are great.”We’re young, but we’re very talented and the team is excited about the game, and they like to play.”Also adding to the Rams’ excitement about 2004 are five returning starters to the lineup.Senior Sarah Armstrong, a 5-foot, 10-inch senior, is among the state’s best middle hitters in 3A. “She’s pretty dominating at the net, and Sarah’s improved on defense a ton,” Crownhart said.Flanking Armstrong on the outside up front are sophomores Erica Pelland and Kali Chestnut. Setting up the plays for the Rams hitters is senior Carly Velasquez, a 5-6 senior.Sophomore Taylor Wagnor will man the back row, with additional help from juniors Catie Cheney and Annie Leslie. Other key players are middle hitter Ashley Jammaron and senior Renee French.Sophomore Taylor Wagnor will man the back row, with additional help from juniors Catie Cheney and Annie Leslie. Other key players are middle hitter Ashley Jammaron and senior Renee French.
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