Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FHS volleyball: “This is the youngest team we have had"

With the return to school, the fall sports season resumes and Hockomock Sports has posted their Hockomock League outlook for volleyball.


  • 2015 Record: 15-5 (Kelley-Rex Division Champions)
  • 2015 Finish: Reached D1 Central/West Quarterfinal
  • Coach: Kate Horsmann

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers
"Coming off the program’s second Kelley-Rex division title in the past five seasons, Franklin will be relying on youth to stay near the top of arguably the most competitive division in all of the Hockomock League’s sports. Senior Erin Skidmore (28 kills in 2015) is making the transition from the middle to the outside and will be a go-to attacking option at the net. At 6’3, junior Meaghan Maguire saw valuable time last year and will be a defensive leader at the net. The Panthers will look to sophomore setter Lauren McGrath to step in to set up the offense. 
“This is the youngest team we have had since I started coaching,” head coach Kate Horsmann said. “We have five sophomores who could all be impact players for us this season. The outcome of our season will really depend on how quickly they adjust to the speed of the varsity game and how quickly we gel as a unit.”

Read the full outlook on Hockomock League volleyball

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