Alum at helm of Lady Tigers volleyball squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 August 2017 at 9:10 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – New Lyndonville girls varsity volleyball coach Kate Draper meets here with several of the Lady Tigers veteran players. In front are Skyler Lear, Paige Gardner and Alecia Hinkson. In back are Coach Draper, Cassie Maynard and Carlie Russo. Missing from the photo is Josephine Joy.

After serving as JV coach the past couple of years Lyndonville High grad Kate (Thurber) Draper takes over the helm of the Lady Tigers varsity volleyball squad this season.

The Lady Tigers return good experience in seniors Skyler Lear, Paige Gardner, Cassie Maynard and Josephine Joy along with juniors Alecia Hinkson and Carlie Russo.

“We’ve got some good experience back and they are working hard to be better. We’re looking for a real good season,” said Draper whose Lady Tigers face non league matches against Medina (September 1) and Roy-Hart (September 5) before opening the Genesee Region League season at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba on September 7.

(varsity matches at 6:30 unless noted)

September: 1 – Medina, 5 – Roy-Hart, 7 – at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 11 – at Alexander, 13 – Wheatland-Chili. 15 – Rochester Prep, 5 p.m., 19 – at Wheatland-Chili, 23 – Kendall, 1:30 p.m., 25 – Byron-Bergen, 27 – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 29 – Alexander

October: 3 – at Notre Dame, 5 – Pembroke, 11 – Rochester Academy Charter, 5:30 p.m., 13 – Attica, 16 – at Medina, 17 – Holley, 19 – at Kendall.