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Salt River High School Volleyball

SRHS Varsity Lady Eagles play Thunderbird Adventist in a home game.

Salt River High School’s junior high and varsity Lady Eagles volleyball teams are off to a solid start this new school year.

Junior High Team

This year’s junior high volleyball coaches are Tammy Newell and Deb Mills. Both coaches bring a lot of experience to the volleyball team. This is Newell’s fourth year coaching volleyball at Salt River High School and her tenth year coaching high school athletics in total. This is Mills’ fourth year coaching the SRJH team and her 17th year coaching junior high and high school sports in Arizona.

“We have 12 players who are a mix of returning starters and sixth-graders who are new to the program. Currently our record is 1-3, but that is not indicative of the amazing progress that the girls have made,” said Mills.

Newell added, “The girls work hard each and every day, and our goal is to make it to the postseason. We want to thank everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our next match.”

Varsity Team

The Varsity Lady Eagles are 6-0 as of September 12.

“We opened the season with a preseason tourney in Maricopa at Sequoia Pathway Charter. We ended that tourney 1-2 in match play, but we learned what needs work and how we will play together,” said Lady Eagles head coach Kyronna Roanhorse. “We had only five days of practice before that tourney.”

This is the final year that Roanhorse will be coaching the team. “We are picking up and learning new skills each day at practice. I have four seniors on this team whom I have coached over the last six years, from the junior high level and into varsity,” said Roanhorse. “They are very seasoned and play so well with each other. I am sad that this is my last year with them, but the younger group coming up is picking up skills at practice to help support the starters on the floor. They are key players to help the starting group finish the games and seasons.”

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