The Orange Lutheran girls volleyball team heads back to the court this week as this mix of veteran players and emerging young talent are looking to make some noise in the Trinity League this season.
Coming off of a third place league finish and a first round exit in CIF-SS Division 2 playoff action last year, the Lancers will be led by former JV head coach and interim varsity head coach Jacob Jordan ’09, who is eager to take the reins.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge that presented itself, and I’m excited to get to step up from JV to varsity,” says Jordan.
The varsity roster features several returning players, including senior middle blocker and UCI commit Amanda Albertini, senior setter Morgan Snider and senior libero Brianne Sullivan, all of whom will be counted on for their leadership and skill as the Lancers aim to return to postseason play.
Additionally, Jordan is expecting strong performances this season from junior All-League honoree Mia Jerue as well as freshman newcomer and outside hitter Paige Buzzerio.
“The goal is to finish top three in the Trinity League and make another run in the playoffs,” says Jordan.
Action for the varsity squad gets underway this weekend with tournament play at the Tesoro Varsity Classic. Jordan, in his fourth year coaching girls volleyball at OLu, will continue with the current methodology put in place as he guides the program.
“The approach seems to be working, and I agree with everything [that] has done over the past three years,” says Jordan. “So we’re trying not to change too much, but continue down that same path set for us going forward.”