Girls volleyball: Scouting the Fox Valley
Coach: Christine Hopkins-Muehl (6th year)
Last year: 15-17
Top players: Zoe Sitarz, sr., L; Irene Martin, sr., OH; Jenna Thelen, MH/OH, sr.; Carolyn Ptaszek, sr., DS; Tarrah Kamp, sr., OH; Melanie Bergman, sr., MH; Claire Muhvic, S, jr.; Jenna Brown, S, fr.; Alyssa Crenshaw, OH/MH, fr.; MacKenzie Field, MH, fr.
Outlook: Hopkins-Muehl says her 2017 squad is a young one with four players returning with varsity experience and three freshmen on the roster. She called Huntley, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge the top teams the Chargers will be competing with and is anxious to see how her group matches up. "We are a fairly young and athletic group," Hopkins-Muehl said. "We are refocusing and refreshing our program. We will be focusing on finding the right combination of talent and chemistry on the court in order to be as competitive as possible." This year's Chargers coaching staff are all Dundee-Crown alums: Hopkins-Muehl (1996), assistant varsity coach Tiffany Dumas (1997), sophomore coach Nalley Coria (1999) and freshman coach Melissa Barr (1998). And their coach, Tracy Williams, teaches driver's education at Dundee-Crown.
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