High School Sports

Preview: Swansea volleyball

A young Swansea High volleyball team is looking to make a run at a Class 3A state playoff invitational after missing the cut in 2007.

“We have a lot of experience and a lot of height, and the girls work great together,” said coach Lacy Spurgeon.

The Tigers have just one senior set to play in the regular rotation – Haley Brazell. The rest of the regulars are juniors, including 5-10 outside hitter Brittany McKoy, outside hitter Shutondia Culcleasure, middle hitter Ashley Learn, outside hitter Deborah Smith, 5-10 Cagan Adams and Shaquanna Larry. McKoy is an all-region candidate.

The biggest need entering the new season is finding a new setter to replace departed Stacie Whittle.