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WCHS volleyball squad set
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WCHS senior Danika Reno was a strong server last year for Lady Pioneer volleyball and Reno is expected to be a major contributor this fall for the 2021 team. - photo by Brad Durham
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Mia Hobbs is a two-sport athlete who will be a veteran on the Lady Pioneer volleyball team in 2021. - photo by Brad Durham

The Warren County High School volleyball team roster for 2021 was set by head coach Erin Blalock last week. 

There are several veteran players returning with some new talent coming up in the freshman class. Five seniors will be on the team, Bella Cantrell, Marli McBride, Juju Pyburn, Danika Reno and Mea Starkey.

Coach Blalock commented on her roster for the upcoming school year, “It was very encouraging with the number of girls who came out. We’ve got a great group of seniors who will be leading the team this year. They’ve got a good amount of varsity experience between them, and it should help them lead the others on the court. The juniors are going to be big for the squad. I expect them to be significant contributors. There is a large upcoming sophomore class and they are improving tremendously! It is encouraging that we are going to have a freshman team again this season too.”

The Lady Pioneers will have a youth camp later this month. Blalock said, “We are also looking forward to continuing to grow the sport of volleyball in our community with our youth summer camp in June.” 

The WCHS Lady Pioneer Youth Camp will take place June 21-24 for grades 1-8. The cost is $30. Times are to be determined, but are anticipated to be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon.

All of the seniors will have been on the team four straight years. Mia Hobbs, a junior will be contributing as a veteran who has shown athletic ability on both the volleyball court and the high school basketball team. 

Bri Taylor, an incoming freshman, will be a player to watch who has exceptional athletic ability.

The future looks bright for the Lady Pioneer volleyball team. Experience and solid volleyball skills will be assets for the 2021 team. The graduating seniors will be missed, but coach Blalock believes she has sufficient talent on this roster for a very competitive volleyball team.