Lady Knights Volleyball boasts large roster as team looks forward to successful 2022 season

The Lady Knights Volleyball team gets warmed up during a neon-themed practice, before putting in the work to make them stronger players. (Nicki Skinner/Mountain Statesman)

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights Volleyball team is ready to begin their season in earnest after a successful June three week period and flex conditioning. 

The TCMS Lady Knights will be fielding a strong veteran squad this year, with a slew of returning eighth graders. 

“This year’s team will consist of girls that have been with this program since they were in the sixth grade. They know how to work together and have built a culture of pride and toughness,” voiced TCMS Lady Knight Head Coach Kelly Larew.    

Coach Larew will be flanked on the coaching side by a new face this year as Assistant Coach Christy Larry will help lead the team.  

The Lady Knights Varsity team will also see some changes this year in conference play, as they are now part of the Mid-Mountain Conference. That change will require the Knights to play all ten teams in the conference.

The Knights will also be hosting their first end season Mid-Mountain conference this year as the new arrivals. 

The Lady Knights fielded a bigger squad this year, rostering a whopping 27 players this season.

“We will be losing 11 eighth graders next year, so we need to keep filling the ranks at the younger levels to keep our program strong,” explained Larew. 

“My philosophy as the coach is to help produce quality players and increase their volleyball I.Q., so that when they arrive at the high school level, we will be able to compete,” she continued. 

The Lady Knights will hit the floor at Grafton High School, on Tuesday, August 30 to bump, set and spike their way into a new season, as they scrimmage Heritage Christian School.

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