It was one of those seasons that don’t come along every year for the Huron varsity volleyball team. The River Rats went 45-11 last season. Just think of that for a second – 45 wins in one season against only 11 losses.
Huron also won its fifth District title in the last six years with a team that featured 11 very talented seniors.
The River Rats now flip the page to this year and it’s easy to see how this story is going to at least start out. You don’t graduate 11 seniors and pick up right where you left off even if it is Huron volleyball – a program with a winning tradition.
Coach Toney Cummer begins his 17th year with the program including 11 as the head coach. With no seniors on the roster, Cummer will be doing a lot of coaching this year.
“We have good athleticism and good depth at the net but we’re very inexperienced,” Cummer says. “This is a young team with tremendous potential. After graduating 11 seniors last year, most would call this a rebuilding year. I think we will still be very competitive thanks to the eight players we have added to the roster.”
Top returners players include Alex Montgomery (JR, OH); Charlotte Bunch (JR, RS); Maysa Redissi (JR, DS) and Sophie Wolf (JR, MB).
Top newcomers include sophomore setter Hannah Bernstein and freshmen middle blockers Cari Bohm and Mikayla Keefer.
The River Rats open the season Aug. 18 at the Adrian Invitational. Their first home game is Sept. 20 against Monroe.