One on two: Setting it up with volleyball coach Sandra Lamb
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With Sandra Lamb at the helm, The Mount Royal University women’s volleyball team is ready to take on another year in the CIS.
“Being in the CIS has been a very positive move. The competition you face each weekend is always strong and can never be taken lightly,” Lamb said. “The amount of hours spent on video and preparation has increased.
“Last year the team faced an incredible feat finishing fourth in Canada West.”
This year the team is striving to do even better. Lamb says the preseason for the team has been used to make improvements and to test out some new formation strategies.
“We are always looking to get better. We are implementing some new systems offensively and defensively. Preseason has been used to determine if we can sustain these changes or make adjustments along the way.”
Three new players, including one rookie, have been added to the returning player’s team roster.
“We have a good mix of veteran leadership. They continue to push each other to better both on and off the court,” says Lamb.
Both the head coach and the women’s volleyball team look forward to smashing a few volleyballs over the University of Calgary Dino’s net in the Oct. 25 season opener, but Lamb said they also look forward to competing against the University of Alberta and that “it’s nice to have Alberta rivalries.”
“Having a healthy crowd at games is what really gets the team fired up” says Lamb.
“Players are always excited to perform in front of a good crowd. The atmosphere is energizing and brings the best out in competition.”