New ‘feel’ to Rams as volleyball season begins
August 28, 2014
Steamboat Springs — Jeannie Jo Logan said simply the fact that she's back to coach the Soroco High School girls volleyball team this year will help.
As a new coach last fall, the team struggled to adapt to the changes she hoped to implement into the program, finishing 2-16 and winless in the Western Slope League.
Logan said some continuity in the program will help, but so will a collection of talented athletes ready to take charge of the Rams’ fortunes.
"They're looking good, and we're excited," she said. "We have a lot of the same girls from last year, and it's been a lot of fun and really refreshing."
The Rams start their season Friday with a trip for a six-team tournament hosted by Gilpin County High School.
They hope to find success there behind some of those returning players, including experienced varsity veterans such as Jessica Rossi, Belle Horn and Cala McCollum.
The team won't have long to get things straight after it returns to Oak Creek. It plays at home during homecoming week Sept. 5 against intra-country rival Hayden.
The Tigers took both matches last year, though the first one went to five sets.
"I'm really optimistic," Logan said. "The girls have just been a lot of fun. Team camps this summer were awesome. They won their bracket at the team camp, and we've had some local coaches come in and work with us on skills.
"This team is different than last year. It just has a different feel."