Loss of height but not heart
WESTMINSTER, Md. – When it comes to volleyball, height can be an important aspect of the game. However, for McDaniel, 2010 may bring the loss of the loss of three of its top four hitters, including a 6-1 middle hitter, but that doesn't mean that adjustments can't be made in the game plan.
The Green Terror will look to senior Kristen Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) as a versatile player in the lineup to fulfill many roles and lead the team on and off the court.
Nuckles had 98 kills to go with 466 assists, 35 aces, 290 digs and 31 total blocks.
Annie McShea (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Kelly Toms (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown). McShea made an immediate impact on the squad, ranking third on the team with 168 kills. Toms was sixth on the team with 50 kills.
McDaniel could turn to its defense to make up for the loss of experience on the front line. In addition to Nuckles' ability on the defensive side, Katie Ferguson (Dover, Pa./Northern York) and Sarah Byron (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) return to anchor the defense.
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