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New Dupo volleyball brings enthusiasm to the court

By on August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

First-year Dupo High School volleyball coach Brooke Toenjes hopes that her enthusiasm will carry over to the Tigers this fall.

“I see a lot of potential here,” said Toenjes, who was hired only three weeks ago at Dupo High School.

“We just have to address our work ethic and  how to communicate with each other while out on the court,” she said. “Once I get this mentality changed, I believe you are going to start to see good things happening here.”

Toenjes has plenty of work to do.

In short, she is going to try and rebuild a struggling volleyball program from scratch.

Toenjes just wants to see her squad come together and improve.

She hopes that enthusiasm translates to bigger things this fall.

Dupo High School Volleyball 2012

Pictured are members of the Dupo volleyball team. They are, from left, Caitlyn Brizzi, Brooke Bordan, Alexandria Brown, Kirstn Wilson and Taylor Winkler. Back: Coach Brooke Toenjes, Lydia Edwards, Shannon Hood, Emily Keys, Rachel Donald and Coach Matt Carpenter. (Kermit Constantine photo)

The coach said she expects to start at least “one star” player in the front row, and at least another in the back row this fall.

“As long as we  are working  together as a team, we should be all right,” she said.

Toenjes is planning to start three seniors, including Lydia Edwards and Shannon Hood and Kirsten Wilson.

Hood might be one of Dupo‘s most talented players.  She will likely begin the season as one of the Tigers’ middle hitters.

Edwards and Wilson might also play in the middle as well, according to Toenjes.

Juniors Brooke Borden, Sissy Brown  and Emily Keys will  also see considerable playing time.

A strong incoming freshmen class has also impressed the coach.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.