Norse volleyball to start season strong

Northern Kentucky University’s Volleyball Team has already played some tough competition, preparing them for the upcoming season. Conference play has just started for the Norse and the ladies are coming out strong.

Last year the Norse placed third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, but this season, the team is determined to go further.

The team has had its ups and downs and is starting to find the right combination that will bring the most success. The team only lost two seniors, one of them being a starter, so a lot of experience is coming back and with four competing freshmen, the Norse should be a powerhouse.

NKU was seeded no. 1 in the pre-season poll, and the girls hope to keep the status of being a top GLVC team throughout the season.

Conference play and some key games are starting this week and the girls are ready for it.

“We are doing really well and we’re excited to finally start,” junior Liz Holmes said. Holmes said that she would like to do better than last year and improve defensively. So far, she has a career 924 kills, and may be a contender to set a school record.

Kristina Eisenmenger, Andrea Lanham and Tristen Dye all contribute high statistics each game.

The volleyball team is strong this year and has the potential to accomplish a lot as long as the work ethic and determination stay high.

Senior Jennifer Wirtz said, “I want the season to be a success and go out on a good note. Just do my best and whatever I can do for the team.”

NKU is 4-6 overall. The first home game of the season will be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. against Georgetown University.