The weekend before the state volleyball tournament, Eagan coach Kathy Gillen talked about how the Class 3A field looked to be one of the strongest ever assembled.
For the first time in Maple Lake High School history a volleyball team has won a state championship.
After losing the first set to Caledonia, the Crusaders won the next three to claim their first volleyball title in 34 years. There was bickering on the bench, a coach battling nerves and team that just couldn’t get on track unless it had a hole to dig itself out of.
After years of being a sidekick, this fall, it’s Kate Masberg’s team.
The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball team will begin its Class A title defense in less than two weeks. The Buccaneers squad that takes the floor for the season-opener against Triton will look very different than the one that celebrated downing Bethlehem Academy in five sets at the Xcel Energy Center last November. READ MORE
Returning Eagan players (from left) Kennedi Orr, Ellie Husemann and co-captains McKenna Melville, Brie Orr and Alyssa Doucette had a few laughs before getting down to serious work at practice Monday.
Alyssa Doucette wandered throughout her home in the early morning hours Monday, eager for the first day of fall practice.
The senior co-captain of the defending champion Eagan girls’ volleyball team has her eyes set on back-to-back championships and the program’s fourth consecutive berth in the Class 3A title game. READ MORE