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Wyoming Area building on past success

Lady Warriors return four standouts in 2011

Members of the Wyoming Area Girls’ Volleyball Team, from left to right, Marissa Charney, Kate Kross, Gabby Bohan, Habibah Njaiju, Leslie Shumlas, Melissa Kazmerick, and Jordan Chiavacci.

photo by tony callaio

The return of four standout players has Wyoming Area Volleyball Coach Noah Pickett ready for a season in which the Lady Warriors improve on their six-win season in 2010.

The key players for the Lady Warriors this fall will be juniors Gabby Bohan and Kate Kross , and sophomores Audrey Heidacavage and Mallory Bohan.

Gabby Bohan returns to the team after having a very successful as a starter on last year’s squad. Pickett expects her to have an even bigger impact on the team this season as an outside hitter.

They also return another starter in Kross. However, she will not be playing the same position as she did in seasons past.

“She (Kross) will be playing a different position this season,” Pickett said. “She has really been improving and is becoming a very strong hitter.”

Heidacavage will also be key in any success the Lady Warriors may enjoy this season. She is a sophomore and this will be her first year as a setter.

“This is her first year setting, but she is a very intelligent athlete,” Pickett said. “She should improve with every game.”

Pickett feels Mallory Bohan is his most improved player coming back from last season.

“Mallory has really improved during the off-season,” Pickett said. “She is a sophomore opposite hitter, and is showing a lot of potential this year.”

As for goals, Pickett just hopes to improve throughout the course of the season.

“Our team goals are to improve every week through hustle, team work and communicating on the court,” Pickett said.

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