Niskayuna girls volleyball team has solid mix of veterans and newcomers for 2018

Niskayuna

Head coach: Christina Coons

Last year’s record: 11-5

Playoff result: Lost in Class AA sectional semifinals

Returning starters: Stefana Stan (junior outside hitter), McKenna Kelleher (sophomore middle hitter), Cat Schiavi (sophomore outside hitter), Katie Atchinson (sophomore setter), Molly Mason (senior libero)

Other returning players: Abby Morris (sophomore outside hitter/right side hitter), Parker Stygles (senior middle hitter/right side hitter)

Graduated: Casey Sims (setter), Colleen McLoughlin (right side hitter), Christie Brown (outside hitter), Juliana Fowler (defensive specialist), Kate Christie (defensive specialist)

Newcomers: Jenna Gort (senior middle hitter/right side hitter), Jillian Pritchard (senior setter/ right side hitter), Sophie Sacco (junior middle hitter), Cailin Moscow (sophomore defensive specialist), Stella Bleu Cassella (freshman)

Outlook for season: Coons said the Silver Warriors are looking to improve on last year’s record. “[We’re] returning lots of key players, and [we] made a few great additions this year,” said Coons.

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