Volleyball coach hoping for season

MEEKER | Meeker Cowboy volleyball opens Saturday, Aug. 25 in Walden, Colo., against North Park. What is head coach Greg Cravens looking forward to? “A repeat of last season would be incredible!”

“The way that team came together during the playoffs was so fun to watch. I was so proud of them,” Cravens said. The 2017 season set the bar high for this season.

“I suppose what I hope for this season is for us to be competitive with everyone we play and hopefully another run in the playoffs,” he added.

Meeker competes in class 2A and most of the top teams are back and expected to be very tough, the Lady Cowboys begin the season ranked fourth.

Coaching alongside Cravens are assistant coaches Roxie Chintala and Kaleyne Turner. With as many returning players as Meeker has this year the coaching staff has high expectations. Team leadership is vital to competing at a high level. Cravens hopes to see all of the girls grow as players and leaders.

“Our seniors—Alison Moon, Lila Klinglesmith, Michaela Jones, Sydnie Main, Kassie Luce and Krissie Luce—are expected to step up and take this team farther. If we can figure out how to play as a team, I like our chances, but coming together as a team is always an uphill battle,” he said. Meeker’s first opportunity to host is Saturday, Sept. 8 against Vail Christian. Schedules are always subject to change, the latest will be posted on the Meeker High School website.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times