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Pender Volleyball looking for success under new Head Coach

Pender Volleyball looking for success under new Head Coach

Team: Pender

Mascot: Pendragons

Colors: Red and White

Class: D-1

Head Coach: Amy Ostrand (1st season)

2018 record: 7-23

Returning Starters: 2

The Pender Volleyball Team returns two starters from last year’s 7-23 team. 1st year Head Coach Amy Ostrand says returners include Ashley Ostrand, Zoey Lehmkuhl, Trista Hansen, and Caitlyn Heise (is out for season with injury.

Others who could contribute include Mercede Roberts, Olyvia Nelsen, Joslynn Jewell, Rylie Bonneau, and Kirsten Frey, according to Coach Ostrand.

Ostrand is assisted by former Husker Allie Havers, and others. “I have an awesome coaching staff – Paula Bonneau is my assistant and Melyssa Schroeder and Allie Havers are my volunteers! The girls have put in a lot of time this summer working on the fundamentals, and we brought in USD and WSC for skills camp in June and July.”

These coaches will lead a lot of young and talented players. Ostrand says this year’s team has a lot of youth. “We are a very young team – 3 juniors (which two of them were starters last year), 3 sophomores (which one is out with injury for season), 13 freshman, and 1 senior who is a foreign exchange student.”

Pender is looking for good things this year after finishing with single digit wins in each of the last two seasons. Ostrand says there’s a lot of positives going for the team right now. “We are working on building confidence, skills, communication and the drive to win. I am very excited to see where this team will lead us because I see great things happening every day!”

Pender opens up the season with the Northeast Nebraska Classic in Pender on September 5th.

2019 Pender Pendragons Volleyball Schedule:

09/05-09/07 (To Be Determined) Northeast Nebraska Classic (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/Pender

09/10/19 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)

09/10/19 Howells-Dodge Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)

09/12/19 @ Clarkson/Leigh

09/17/19 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (LVSS)

09/19/19 Wakefield-Allen

09/24/19 Stanton Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)

09/24/19 Wisner-Pilger Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)

09/26/19 Howells-Dodge Triangular (host: Cedar Bluffs)

09/26/19 Cedar Bluffs Triangular (host: Cedar Bluffs)

09/30/19 Winside

10/01/19 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family

10/03/19 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular (host: Emerson-Hubbard)

10/03/19 Neligh-Oakdale Triangular (host: Emerson-Hubbard)

10/05-10/05 (To Be Determined) Clarkson-Leigh Invite (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Clarkson

10/08/19 @ Tekamah-Herman

10/10/19 @ Oakland-Craig

10/15/19 Homer

10/22/19 BRLD

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