After a record-setting season last fall, the Apalachee High School volleyball team is set to return to the court to defend its area championship.
Coach Joey Alfonso’s program was dealt some losses to graduation but a solid nucleus returns for 2014. The team has practiced throughout the summer and participated in some scrimmage matches in recent days.
“All in all, it’s been a pretty productive summer,” the coach said. “The kids have responded well. Our girls are playing OK considering who we lost. We are about where I would expect. Some of our younger girls are trying to step in and play.”
Lauren MacDowell, whom Alfonso said is the most successful volleyball player in AHS history in terms of wins, returns for her senior season. McDowell has been a part of more than 100 wins, two area championships and three trips to the state tournament.
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