Although it may seem like another rebuilding year for the Thunder Volleyball team, Head Coach Laura Sylvester says “The future looks bright!”
As of the first week of October, the Thunder’s 17-game regular season is just over the halfway point and the young team has been showing steady improvement over their last four games.
“We are in a crucial stretch of the season,” said Coach Sylvester. “It’s encouraging to see the development and progression of these seven talented ladies. It makes coaching fun knowing we have such a solid core group of freshman who get along, and to build from for later this season and next year.”
Leading the Thunder Volleyball team this season have been outside hitters Courtney Ableiter of Carlton High School and Tatianna Zimmerman of South Ridge High School. Both players have been leaders on the floor and in the game statistics.
The Thunder have seven matches left this season, three of which are at home at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
The always optimistic Sylvester commented on the upcoming home games, “We’ve been on the road for our last four matches, so I’m excited to be back in our home gym to showcase the improvements we’ve made from the early part of the year.”
The Thunder’s final home matches are October 12 vs. Northland Technical and Community College at 6:30 p.m., October 28 vs. Mesabi Range Technical and Community College at 6:30 p.m., and the final match of the 2016 season is on October 29 vs. Vermilion Community College at noon.
Admission to home games is free to all current students.
Visit the Thunder Volleyball Team page here.
– By Jon Becker, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Student


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