The East Union volleyball team is looking to turn the corner this season.
In her second year as head coach, and fourth overall in the Lancers program, Chelsea Herrera is looking to improve on her team’s 2-12 Valley Oak League record from last year (3-14 overall) and thinks this squad has the potential to do so. With 19 years of coaching under her belt, Herrera should have a good feel for what’s ahead.
“This year’s team is loaded with some great talent,” Herrera said. “With some teamwork and communication, we could see big things from our girls his year.”
Returning sophomore Savanah LaBarre will lead a contingent of young hopefuls that includes sophomore Melissa Scogna. Gone from the coaching ranks is Renee Roberts, but Courtney Ozment will step up and be the assistant head coach this season.
While wins were at a premium in 2017-2018, Herrera is pleased looking back on some of the intangibles that come along with life off the court.
“Some memorable times were watching the girls build lifelong relationships with teammates and learning with each other,” Herrera said.
East Union opens the season on Friday, Aug. 17 at Downey in Modesto and begins the VOL campaign Tuesday, Sept 4, at home against Kimball.