MIDDLEBURG - With a new, slimmed down head coach and returning sisters at the net, the Middleburg High Lady Broncos volleyball team looked to be the busiest on Monday's first day of two tryouts for …
MIDDLEBURG - With a new, slimmed down head coach and returning sisters at the net, the Middleburg High Lady Broncos volleyball team looked to be the busiest on Monday's first day of two tryouts for the upcoming 2017 season.
Carrie Prewitt, the head coach at Middleburg for nearly three decades, was her usual high-impact practice field general minus an impressive 70 pounds of body weight. The Broncos return with power house sisters Jillian and Jenna Bemus, all-around athlete Mallory Roney and diminutive spark plug Alaina Collamaiti doing strong net work in morning kill shot drills.
The Broncos come back from an undefeated district 3-7A slate last year (4-0) and a tough 11-10 overall record built against some of Florida's toughest teams including a season-opening salvo of games against Gainesville, Episcopal, Bishop Kenny and Bartram Trail.
Any volleyball fans know that Prewitt is not one to flower up her schedule and create 24-3 regular season records. Prewitt demands and will get results with hustle and relentless courage on the floor.
For that, Roney should be the marquis player at any spot on the net and Jillian Bemus will be the top scorer at the net.
Middleburg only loses four to graduation with Hannah Roney and Hope Bell the biggest shoes to fill.
Add to the mix, basketball ace Britany Range, just a sophomore, but, at 5'-10" one of Prewitt's tallest players who proved her mettle with a great basketball run for Middleburg last year.
With a district 3-7A runnerup finish to St. Augustine, the Broncos fell in the region quarters to eventual state runnerup Ocala Vanguard.