The 2017 Eagle volleyball season will kick off this Tuesday night in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa when the Eagles visit Iowa Wesleyan. The Eagles return 6 upperclassmen from the 2016 team including seniors setter Emilie Morton and defensive specialist Shannon Steffen. "We are excited about our seniors and the leadership they will provide our team", noted Coach Lanny Nihart. "Each of them have earned all-conference or all-region teams and will provide a wealth of experience to the younger players."
Faith's roster will include juniors Samantha Betz, Karis Giegerich, and Charity Appell. Betz is a returning outside hitter and will provide strength at the corner, while Geigerich and Appell provide strong right side presence. Sophomore Cara Hodak returns as the libero providing back row experience. "This group has all grown together and found themselves in starting roles. They will need to make great strides this year for our team to advance in 2017. I have confidence they can get the improvement done," mentioned Nihart.