Lady Wolves To Start Season At Choteau Tournament
Wolf Pointâ€™s volleyball squad will open its season at the Choteau Invitational on Aug. 26-27.
The Wolves have six matches scheduled for Friday including their first action against Broadwater.
Wolf Point will play at least five matches on Saturday.
â€śWeâ€™re going to be rolling there will a lot of different setups and combinations,â€ť Wolf Point coach Karli McGowan said.
With a strong core of starters back, the Wolf Point Wolves anticipate being near the top of the District 2B volleyball standings this season.
â€śWe have a lot of upperclassmen on the team,â€ť McGowan, the teamâ€™s first-year coach, said.
The program features 24 girls including six seniors, five juniors, five sophomores and eight freshmen.
Seniors are Jâ€™Elle Garfield, Katelyn MacDonald, Mahala Moran, Jerzey Azure, Trinniti Garrett and Miracle Welch.
Sierra Hamilton, a junior, earned All-Conference honors last season. Garfield and Mac-Donald were each second team All Conference selections.
Kylie Rodenberg, a junior, was the squadâ€™s starting setter last year. Kaleah Miller-Toves, a junior, was a starting outside hitter. Another girl with varsity experience is Azalei Ackerman.
â€śWeâ€™re going to have a strong front row for sure,â€ť McGowan said. â€śDefensively, our front row should be fun to watch.â€ť
Serving should also be a positive point for the Wolves.
The coach is hopeful a few more girls step up and improve their back-row play.
McGowan played volleyball in high school for the Wolves. â€śA long time ago,â€ť she laughed. She also participated in competitive intramurals at MSUBozeman. She has served as an assistant high school coach.
â€śItâ€™s exciting, but itâ€™s a little nerve-racking,â€ť McGowan said of being the head coach.
Assistant coaches are Janaeya Sutherland and Johnelle Calder.
â€śMy big push is to have the varsity play to their best and have the younger ones progress,â€ť McGowan said.
Wolf Point Volleyball
Aug. 26: at Choteau Classic Aug. 27: at Choteau Classic Sept. 1: Harlem Sept. 2: at Baker Sept. 10: at Scobey Invitational Sept. 15: Poplar Sept. 17: Malta Sept. 22: Glasgow Sept. 23: at Dickinson Invitational Sept. 24: at Dickinson Invitational Sept. 30: at Poplar Oct. 1: at Plentywood Oct. 7: Scobey Oct. 8: at Malta Oct. 13: Circle Oct. 15: Harlem Oct. 20: at Glasgow Oct. 22: Baker Oct. 28-29: District tournament (Poplar) Nov. 3-4: Divisional tournament (Choteau) Nov. 10-12: State (Bozeman)