Scorpions looking to sweep more Oakland Mills 1993 high school volleyball preview

September 10, 1993|By Chuck Acquisto | Chuck Acquisto,Contributing Writer

Oakland Mills coach Kim Rosado is expecting her team to improve upon last year's 3-12 record.

How far the Scorpions climb in the county standings, however, will depend on their ability to sweep teams instead of splitting matches.

"We were in a lot of games last year that we let get away," Rosado said. "We hope to have the ability to finish off our opponents this season, turning splits into sweeps."

Making matters promising is the return of senior hitter Melissa Singleton, who led the Scorpions in nearly every statistical category last fall, including kills (78), kill-to-hitting average, serves and aces.

"She probably deserved more recognition than she got a year ago, but it is tough to get notice in a county with two state volleyball champions," Rosado said of her floor captain. "Melissa has great leadership ability and, if she can play her game, could be an All-County athlete."

Lending further stability to the Scorpions' starting corps is senior center Shirra Graves, who has great quickness to the ball and, according to Rosado, always plays a smart game.

A trio of Scorpions seniors will play a variety of roles for Oakland Mills' starting unit.

Rosado said she expects Stacey Nicholls to see lots of action because she is an "excellent defensive player on the back line."

Angie Goodwin and K. C. Haverstick have moved up on the depth chart because of their strong serving ability.

Two juniors moving up from junior varsity are Bria McElroy and Dori Brian, both of whom play club volleyball.

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