2015 Fall Sports Preview: Groton-Dunstable Crusaders Girls’ Volleyball

All quotes are from G-D head coach Lisa LaPierre.

Head coach: Lisa LaPierre (8th season)

2014 results: 18-1 (14-0 Mid-Wach B), lost to Westborough in district semifinals

Key contributors lost: Jaime Debreceni, Taylor White, Alex Pray, Courtney Hartzell, Lilly Malone, Sam Whitney (all graduated)

Captains: None named as of 9/4/2015

Returning starters: Rose O’Malley, Laura Bieren

Other key players: “We have a team of 16 this year. I anticipate that each will play a key roll through out the season.”

Biggest games on schedule: “Each game will be important. The most anticipated game will probably be North Middlesex.”

Team strengths: “We have 16 players that will be a contributing factor to our success. Each player has the ability to play a key role for our team.”

Areas that need improvement: “It’s still early to tell, but I see our overall team defense will need to be an area we look to strengthen over the season.”

Team goals: “Continue the tradition of a positive team effort toward a successful season which includes a return to the Districts.”

Overall impression of the team/other comments: “A great group of athletes who put in a lot of hard work in the off season and came prepared to compete again this year.”

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