Colors: Orange and White
Head Coach: Chelsey Boden
2017 record: 9-25
Returning Starters: N/A
The Oakland-Craig Volleyball Team looks to have a successful season this year.
Returning players include Dacey Nelson who missed all of last year with a torn ACL, Natalia McNeill, Josie Richards (SO DS), Mya Guzinski, Makenna Pearson (5’10, SO MH), and Ashten Rennerfeldt (OH).
The Knights are without Kennedy Benne (5’5 SR S/OH), who tore her ACL in Basketball last year.
Head Coach Chelsey Boden, formerly Chelsey Quigley, says Bailey Helzer is a freshman who could make an impact.
She adds the team is healthy right now outside of not having Benne.
Oakland-Craig has what figures to be challenging matches against Howells-Dodge, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, North Bend Central, GACC, Stanton, West Point-Beemer, Fremont Bergan, DC West, Wisner-Pilger, and Clarkson/Leigh.
Oakland-Craig opens up the season at home on Thursday against Howells-Dodge. Boden says she’s not sure what to expect. “It’s hard to say. We have not seem them at all this summer or anything to know what is really going to be coming at us, but I am confident that we will be able to compete and it will be fun to see how we compete against another team at this point with just having practices up until now.”
The Knights are in Sub-District C2-5 with GACC, Wisner-Pilger, BRLD, and Omaha Nation.
Boden feels her team can be a factor in the postseason. “We always seem to pull some pretty good teams there, but I’m confident that if we work hard and we keep making adjustments throughout the season that we’ll be one to compete against.”
2018 Oakland-Craig Knights Volleyball Schedule:
08/30-09/01 (To Be Determined) Northeast Volleyball Classic (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/Pender
09/08-09/08 (To Be Determined) Boone Central Invite (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Boone Central High School
09/11/18 @ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
09/18/18 @ North Bend Central
09/20/18 Arlington Triangular (host: Oakland-Craig)
09/20/18 Guardian Angels Central Catholic Triangular (host: Oakland-Craig)
09/25/18 Tekamah-Herman Triangular (host: Stanton)
09/25/18 Stanton Triangular (host: Stanton)
09/29-09/29 (To Be Determined) Clarkson-Leigh (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Clarkson
10/02/18 Douglas County West Triangular (host: Douglas County West)
10/02/18 West Point-Beemer Triangular (host: Douglas County West)
10/04/18 @ Pender
10/09/18 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Triangular (host: Archbishop Bergan)
10/09/18 Archbishop Bergan Triangular (host: Archbishop Bergan)
10/11-10/13 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament (2/3-Day Tournament) TBA