Colors: Red and White
Head Coach: Kayla Brewer (2nd season)
2017 record: 5-25
Returning Starters: N/A
The Pender Pendragons look for all their returning experience to lead them to a successful season this year.
2nd year Head Coach Kayla Brewer says returners include libero Kaylin Standall (5’2, SR), outside hitter Rylee Lehmkuhl (5’6, SR), senior middle hitters Brittni Beckman (5’8) and Sarah Krueger (5’6), as well as Sadie Lamplot (5’6, SR).
Junior Zoey Lehmkuhl (JR) is expected to take over the setter spot. Ashley Ostrand (5’5, SO) is expected to see action on the right side.
Key losses from last year include setter Tymaree Krusemark and right side Jenna Kubik.
Incoming freshmen include Caitlyn Heise.
Brewer says the team went to quite a few summer camps in Wayne and one in Clarkson.
Brewer adds some girls played spring league.
Pender opens up the season on Thursday, taking Fremont Bergan and West Point-Beemer at home in the Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic.
Brewer says the Pendragons are very familiar with the Cadets. “West Point-Beemer we’ve played quite a bit. They beat us last year. I did not feel we played our best. So I’m hoping this year we can step up a little bit more at the very beginning of the season and get a win under our belt right away. They’re going to be pretty tough though.”
Brewer says this year’s seniors want to change the culture of Pender Volleyball. “We have a lot of returning seniors that have always wanted to change the view of Volleyball in Pender. And so far this season they’ve really been working hard, and we have 3 captains, and they’re doing great at leading the team and getting them into weights outside of practice.”
Brewer adds team goals this season are to have a winning record and everybody being able to play every spot.
The Pendragons are in Sub-District D1-6 with Osmond, Lutheran High Northeast, Randolph, and Walthill.
2018 Pender Pendragons Volleyball Schedule:
08/30-09/01 (To Be Determined) Northeast Volleyball Classic (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/Pender
09/04/18 Howells-Dodge Triangular (host: Emerson-Hubbard)
09/04/18 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular (host: Emerson-Hubbard)
09/11/18 @ Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (LVSS)
09/13/18 @ Wakefield
09/18/18 Stanton Triangular (host: Pender)
09/18/18 Wisner-Pilger Triangular (host: Pender)
09/24/18 @ Winside
09/25/18 @ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
09/27/18 Neligh-Oakdale Triangular (host: Pender)
09/27/18 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular (host: Pender)
09/29-09/29 (To Be Determined) Clarkson-Leigh (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Clarkson
10/09/18 @ Homer
10/11-10/13 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament (2/3-Day Tournament) TBA
10/16/18 @ BRLD
10/23/18 West Point-Beemer Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)
10/23/18 Howells-Dodge Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)