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Coach Hannah Hoefer hopes for continued improvement in year four as the Neligh-Oakdale Warriors volleyball coach.
After winning just three games in 2014, the Warriors posted seven wins in 2015. With six returning starters, improvement may not only be an expectation, but also a reality. Of those returning starters, four of them are seniors, something that should only help the team as their leadership becomes evident.
The Warriors look to start the season off strong on September 1 as the travel to the Boyd County Triangular.
Coach: Hannah Hoefer
2015 Record: 7-21
2015 Playoffs: N/A
Returning starters: Six
Returning letter winners: Kinsley Klabenes, Sr., Nikki Grosserode, Sr., Chase Vleck, Sr., Natilee Payne, Sr., Bailey Frey, Jr., Haley Kerkman, So., Kristen Snodgrass, So.
Players to watch: Kinsley Klabenes, Nikki Grosserode, Chase Vleck, Natilee Payne
2016 Outlook: "We look forward to a season of growth. We have some upperclassmen that show great leadership skills and lead by example on and off the court along with some underclassmen that show great potential. We are returning many players with varsity experience and we feel that with hard work and determination, this group of girls will achieve some great goals." - coach Hannah Hoefer. The Warriors return a lot of talent in 2016 and they put in lots of extra work over the summer both on the court and in the weight room. Expect them to surprise fans and maybe even double their win total from 2015.