Riverhawks V-ball 2022 season underway


Dan Elson

The Riverhawks volleyball team started their season on Aug. 27.

Dan Elson, Sports Editor

The Riverhawks women’s volleyball team will now kick off their season against Butler County Community College on Sept. 10 after it was suppose to start on Aug. 27. 

Second-year volleyball head coach Tanecha Rice said this season “is going to be a clean slate” compared with the past few pandemic-tinged seasons.   

“This is actually a full season [compared with] last year,” Rice said. “We had a lot of COVID-19 issues with other teams.”

Second-year elementary education student Angela Lucero, who plays libero, said the plan to win this year is “knowing each and everyone’s strength and [using] it as a motivation to bring each other up during the game because sometimes last year we lacked helping each other.”

Lucero is one of three returners.

Last year the Riverhawks won six games and lost nine. The squad finished fourth in the division. The team lost 3-0 to Butler County Community College in the NJCAA Region 20 championship game. 

This year Rice said she expects a fun season.

“It’s going be really good as a coach to watch the young players develop and see what they’re made of by the end of the season,” Rice said.