Eagle netters begin season

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.  The Gilpin High School volleyball team takes to the court this week when they participate in a tournament at Kremlin against West Grand, Cedaredge and Sanford on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. With five returning seniors, the girls will start out with a lot of experience and a lot of younger players, with two juniors and six sophomores. They will have to wait until next year for the freshman to begin moving up into varsity level play.

 

The younger girls are eager to begin the season and coach Alexis Donaldson has a lot to work with as the older girls slide into their leadership roles.

 

“I am extremely excited for this season,” says Donaldson.” The girls have been working hard and have a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. We play in a very strong, competitive volleyball league and I am looking forward to seeing how we match up.”

 

(Originally published in the August 31, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear).

 

The 2017 Gilpin High School Volleyball Team
Front row: Courtney Holmes, Aspen Nadeau, Jasmine Crook-Arends, Shania Gonzales, Claire Diekman, Olivia Ball, and Alexis Lautrup. Middle Row: Katelyn Armstrong, Alicia Johnson, Bailey Hobson-Kroll, Alex Martin, Jade King, Sarah Trujillo and Tristin Braning; Back Row: Aspen Cowles, Nicole Adams, Cicely Lautrup, Trystin Swan, Devyn Braning, Taby Gray, Ashley Parkhurst, Emma Hanssen, Cheyenne Cowles, and Alexis Donaldson.

 

Barbara Lawlor

Barbara is a reporter for The Mountain-Ear.