Players to watch 1993 high school volleyball preview

September 10, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham

Danielle Arnold, North Carroll, Sr. -- A first-team All-County choice in 1992, she's a do-it-all player. At 5 feet 5, she's the team's best server and finished second on the squad in hitting last year.

Melissa Gettemy, South Carroll, Jr. -- A versatile performer who is among the Cavs' top hitters and setters, Gettemy will play a major role in the team's chances of a successful campaign. Coach Debbie Barnes says Gettemy brings plenty of enthusiasm and personality to the court.

Kristen Haga, Westminster, Sr. -- Coach Karol Brown would like to see Haga turn into a dominant net player this season. She got a good start last year with a solid season, and is very aggressive and particularly strong in blocking.

Joy Huber, North Carroll, Sr. -- Last year's Player of the Year in Carroll County, Huber is the only dominant player in the county. Former coach Linda Richards said by season's end she became "the best blocker I've ever coached." That says an awful lot considering Richards had coached 19 straight winning seasons at North Carroll.

Cailin Lawlor, Liberty, Sr. -- The lone regular back on a Lions team that finished 11-4 last season, Lawlor is a great leaper who converted on just under 80 percent of her kills last season. She will have to be more of a presence this season on a very young team.

Melanie Montgomery, Francis Scott Key, Sr. -- She will look to take control of the net as a middle hitter for the Eagles. Also a fine blocker and one of a number of seniors back providing leadership, Montgomery is a strong team player and a key to the Eagles' season.

Amber Smith, Francis Scott Key, Sr. -- The most experienced player returning to the Eagles lineup, this versatile performer mostly will set this season and be an integral part of the offense.

Nicole Spencer, South Carroll, Jr. -- A second-team All-County performer as a sophomore, Spencer is recovering from major knee surgery that followed a basketball injury over the winter. She is a strong hitter with great athletic ability, and how she comes back from the layoff will play a major role in the Cavaliers' season.

Jill Tringali, North Carroll, Sr. -- Switched to hitting after setting for the team last year, Tringali has been a pleasant surprise, first-year coach Donna Martin says. Martin added that Tringali is hitting as hard as teammate Joy Huber -- the county's best in 1992.

Jaime Wheat, Westminster, Sr. -- An exceptional defensive player, Wheat often can be found diving for balls others wouldn't think about trying for. She does everything well as a hitter and must provide leadership on a young squad.

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