VYPE 2022 Volleyball Preview - THE DARK HORSES: Seven Lakes Spartans
The Batenhorst-era at Seven Lakes is officially over with the graduation of Casey Batenhorst. The Spartans will need to replace a ton of the offense and will look towards Temi Sam-Olibale (139 kills) and Sameena Burns (121 kills) to do just that.
Burns will be a force defensively at the net as well after registering 107 blocks a year ago. Grace Lanier will be the leader of the defensive unit. Lanier led the team in digs with 427 in 2021. Next was Sam-Olibale with 216. Simone Romriell will be looked to fill the shoes of Batenhorst at setter. She had 292 assists in 118 sets played.
Also, watch out for Isabella Deuel (MH), LeAnna Beaty (M/OH) and Julia Valverde (Setter) to fill in some much-needed roles for 2022 as well.
Keys to success for Amy Cataline’s crew will be the “young returners and strong defense”. Cataline enters 2022 only five wins away from career win No. 400 in her 14th year as a head coach.