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Niwot volleyball: Experienced team looks for a way back to the post-season

 

September 5, 2016

Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot High School Volleyball seniors (left to right) Courtney Smoljan, Brynn Chavez, Sarah Falk and Rachel Oliver.

The first thing you notice about Niwot’s varsity volleyball team is its towering height. “This is a tall group of girls,” chuckles Head Coach Preston Brown. At least four players stand taller than 6’0”, making the Cougars among the tallest teams in the league. But it’s not just the team’s outsized stature that’s driving the 4th year coach’s elevated expectations.

“This team is experienced,” Brown explained. “We have mental toughness, and there’s not a lot of drama.”

With five starters from last year’s varsity squad returning to the team, Brown is counting on...



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