Experience leads way on '14 court with Lady Eagles

Look for big things to come from the Heritage School varsity volleyball team as the Lady Eagles embark on a quest for the TAPPS state championship. Title hopes will rely on the leadership from, left to right, seniors Savannah Morrow, Sydney Richburg, Abby Sauer and Christina Harpold. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt

Whatever is said about the 2014 edition of the Heritage School Lady Eagles’ volleyball should include the word, “experience.”

After all, Coach Carol Bell is welcoming back a team that’s nearly intact from last year’s squad that advanced to the TAPPS 1A area round, missing out on a trip to the state final four by a few points.

“Losing only one senior and sophomore, we have an experienced team that has played together the past three years,” Bell said. “We may be running a different offense, but these girls are quick to learn and are talented. They have developed great fundamental skills to add to our offense, emphasizing perfecting what they already do well.”

Bell mentioned that since realignment has placed Heritage in a four-school district, the Lady Eagles will now have more opportunities to play other talented teams not in their league — teams such as Marble Falls Faith Academy, Bracken Christian and Kerrville’s Our Lady of the Hills and Grace Academy, as well as UIL representatives Johnson City and Center Point.

The Lady Eagles will rely on the consistent play and leadership of seniors Christina Harpold (setter, hitter), Abby Sauer (hitter), Sydney Richburg (hitter), and Savannah Morrow (hitter) as well as experienced 11th graders Jamie Hoermann and Lindsey Pressler (both middle hitters, blockers), and Sarah Andrews (libero, hitter) and Avery Klepac (libero).

Joining the upperclassmen for the upcoming season will be freshmen Claire Lindner, Lilly Mills and Harleigh Klepac.

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