Purple Eagles have youthful volleyball squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 September 2021 at 9:37 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Leading Albion into the up coming volleyball season is this quartet of returnees including Emily Graham, Paris Smith, Maya Knaak and Madison Hughson.

The accent is on youth for the Albion varsity volleyball squad which is getting set for the up coming Niagara-Orleans League season.

Seniors Emily Graham and Paris Smith along with junior Maya Knaak and sophomore Madison Hughson provide the veteran experience for the Purple Eagles which are also looking for contributions from juniors Hannah Moyer and Sam Rogers and freshman Madison LeBaron.

“We lost a lot of seniors so we are young,” said Coach Melody Beecher.

The Purple Eagles will entertain rival Medina in the N-O opener on Thursday and then host their annual tournament on Saturday.

Schedule (Varsity matches at 6:30 p.m.)

September: 9 – Medina, 11 – Albion Tournament, 8 a.m., 13 – at Elba, 14 – Newfane, 16 – Roy-Hart, 17 – Byron-Bergen, 5 p.m., 22 – at Akron, 27 – Wilson, 29 – at Medina, 30 – Batavia.

October – 4 – Elba, 5 – at Newfane, 7 – at Roy-Hart, 13 – Akron, 15 – at Lyndonville, 18 – at Wilson.