By Brody Feldmann
Mustang volleyball is ready to move past their 11-16 season from a year ago.
The Lady Broncos open play Tuesday on the road at Moore High School with the time scheduled for 6 p.m.
Last season Mustang had a lot of turnover from the year before, and it didn’t help when some of the Broncos best players went down with injury.
“First and foremost, I’m hoping for injury free. This year I have some more girls and I think they are a little hungrier,” head coach Steve Hajek said.
Mustang brings back a lot of experience, with Madison Hajek, junior, leading the way this season.
Hajek, the coach’s daughter, is seen as an extra coach on the court for the Lady Broncos.
Also, back from last season are; Breanna Walls, Victoria Everhart, Sage McCaskill, Haley Tortell, Mikayla Stewart and many more.
“I’m hoping they step up and see where it takes us. This is a good group of girls. This is probably the best group of senior girls that I have had overall,” said Hajek.
But, this is the core that will be looked at to lead the way this season. If the Lady Broncos are to reach their goal of making the state tournament, they will need leadership and consistency from this group.
“The way we are starting out, we can do some damage,” said Hajek.
Mustang will have a lot of young talent on the team again this year with the middle school continuing to produce a lot of talent up the ranks.
“We have three younger girls. They are actually stepping up and doing well for us right now,” coach said.
For the third consecutive year, the Broncos will look at some freshman to produce for the team in different roles and different scenarios.
Mustang will have a chance to make some noise and reach its goal of the state tournament as long as it can stay healthy.
“The girls have that drive, and they have been talking about it. I think they will make some noise this year,” said Hajek.