Lindbergh girls’ volleyball team looks to rebound in ’14 season

Flyers are planning to bounce back this fall

Head coach Johnna Wieter is optimistic about what her Lindbergh High School girls' volleyball squad can accomplish during the 2014 season.

Photo by Megan LeFaivre-Zimmerman

Head coach Johnna Wieter is optimistic about what her Lindbergh High School girls’ volleyball squad can accomplish during the 2014 season.

By Robert Chalupny

After a mediocre and below-expectation season in 2013, which was the result of some injuries that plagued the Lindbergh High School girls’ varsity volleyball team, the Flyers are hoping to rebound this year.

The Flyers had a rare off year in the regular season, and had an early exit in the postseason, not making it through districts.

“We definitely have the expectation to do better than last year’s disappointing season,” Lindbergh head coach Johnna Wieter told the Call.

Despite facing the challenge of some inexperience, Wieter said she is optimistic about what her squad can accomplish this season.

“We are a young team. We were young last year and we are still young,” she said. “They need to get their confidence. They have all the skill, they just need some games to build their confidence.”

The Flyers have several upperclassmen returning that have some varsity experience, and Wieter said she will be looking for leadership from them.

Returning seniors are Anna Graham, Beca Maloney, Natalie Rechtien, Hannah Sartorius and Caroline Simpson.

The team also returns juniors Laurie Geier, Brooke Harmon, Maddie McGahan, Elizabeth Perley, Colleen Stimac and Rachel Summers.

Wieter said that while she certainly wants some success this year on the court, there is another accomplishment she hopes her players can achieve.

“I just want them to play to the best of their ability every time we play. I want them to leave it all out there on the court every time we play and not have any regrets about decisions they’ve made. I think that would be a great accomplishment,” the Lindbergh coach said.