VHS volleyball hopeful for new season ahead

VHS volleyball’s Caley Sosnowski spikes the ball during a drill at practice in the Villages High School gym last week.

A host of returning players and a new head coach has The Villages High School volleyball team eyeing big things in 2020.

The Buffalo open their regular-season campaign tonight at South Sumter in Bushnell, returning all but one graduating senior from a year ago.

VHS also welcomes Mary Pinkowski as head coach following the departure of Kelly Shipes, who led the team to a 4-17 mark in her only season in 2019.

“I think we’re all really excited for this season,” said sophomore Caley Sosnowski, who set a single-season VHS record with 459 digs as a freshman last fall. “There’s been a lot of changes — but all for the better — and we’re going to come out swinging. We’re going to come out fighting and knowing that our expectations for ourselves are different this year.”

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