- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Head coach: Pat Brewer (second season)
Last year: 13-13 (third in MD JUCO)
Athletes to watch: S/OH Tiffany Rose (So., Chopticon), MB Taylor White (Fr., North Point), MB Eryn Fullard (Fr., La Plata), OH Lexi Cox (Fr., La Plata),
Key personnel losses: S Mariana Cruz (All-JUCO), MB/OH April Wolfe, MB/OH Tara Santarmas (All-JUCO)
Strengths: The team’s blocking and attack game are where they need to be for game one. The team is enthusiastic about the season and Cox and Fullard bring leadership after a very successful SMAC season at La Plata, winning the conference as well as the Class 3A South Region for the second consecutive postseason.
Weaknesses: Brewer said the Hawks are working on setting, timing with its hitters, defense and serve-receive. With a junior college comes the influx of new freshmen who need time to develop team chemistry. Summer league play assisted some in this area, but the Hawks need more live play to perfect their communication skills.
Coach’s comments: “We have 11 freshmen and one sophomore. We should be able to attack from all areas of the court. A good blocking team. We need to improve in all areas of the game but with hard work, hopefully we’ll reach our goal.”
Key matches: Oct. 23 vs. Rockville, Oct. 30 vs. Hagerstown