Volleyball has two new coaches this year.
Whitney Ralph is the varsity coach. She was the boys’ coach at Lafayette the past five years, and also coached girls club volleyball those same five years.
Sarah Young is the JV coach, and said it’s her first time having a team to coach, but said she’s coached at done summer camps all her summers when she was in college. She also said she’s been around volleyball since she was four.
Brentwood has a freshman team too.
Ralph and Young have known each other in volleyball circles for years.
They played club volleyball together throughout high school, and were rivals in the same college conference. Ralph was at Central Methodist University and Young went to Graceland University.
Speaking of rivals, Ralph is looking forward to see what playing brings out in her team.
“We’re going for the sweep,” she said of the two regular season and district game they’ll have with the Blue Devils.
The regular season games with MRH are Sept. 14 at Brentwood and Oct. 2 at Maplewood.