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The Reds pose under a banner wearing their blue practice shirts.

The Reds pose under a banner wearing their blue practice shirts.

The Reds pose under a banner wearing their blue practice shirts.

The Reds pose under a banner wearing their blue practice shirts.

Judson Church, Staff Reporter

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Reds don’t want to be known as last year’s team

Eaton volleyball has been one of the most successful teams in any sport in Colorado, and they’re not looking to slow down anytime soon. For the past five years, Eaton Volleyball has dominated the 3A volleyball scene, winning five consecutive state championships, a record held by only five other volleyball teams in the entire state. This coming season, the Reds are chasing its sixth state title with a younger team than previous years. Despite the young blood in the team, head coach Gwen Forster said that they are still capable of doing great things.

On the offensive side, the team will be running a 6-2 rotation, relying on two setters, Andie Anderson (20) and Megan St Jean (22), to put plays in motion. Forster said, “Each one of them offers a different type of setting, and Andie is injured a little bit, but Megan has done a great job with stepping up and she will definitely make that impact for us this year.”

Coach Forester said, “Kenzie obviously just in her play but Quinci Johnson has done some fabulous things so far and I think she’ll be a great leader as well” Both returning varsity Lady Reds look to lead their team to the very rarely achieved six straight state championships and have the skill from their teammates to get it done.

The season will begin in full swing on Thursday, September 11 at Faith Christian. Star outside hitter Makenzie Harris (19) said, “Personally, I think we are all going to be nervous going into our first game, but we will continue to work and get better.”

Eaton Volleyball will be the top target among all teams and will bring their best to beat the reigning champs in 3A. Coach Forester wants to make sure the Lady Reds are not the same team they were in the past. The goal for the reds this upcoming season is  not only to be champions, but to be who they are and not the past Reds.

The varsity team sports yellow shirts at school before a JV game.

 

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