"Things ran very smooth this summer," Schlechte said. "Team play was sometimes a struggle the last couple of years. I don't see that as a problem right now. They act as a family. If we play as a team, there's no question of what we could do."
The Lady Comets are hopeful for a strong season with their amount of experience back after winning the Regional title with a comeback win over Neoga. The team was 22-16 overall last season and 8-2 in the conference.
With a bulk of upperclassman, the season might be a fun ride for the Lady Comets.
"We put in a lot of extra time in the summer," Schlechte said. "We had a speed training course, and a lot of conditions which really helped. The girls went to a lot of summer tournaments. I was pleased with a win over Kansas (Tri-County), who beat us in the Sectional. That was a confidence boost."
That confidence will hopefully carry over for the season.
"The girls know they have opportunities this year to get past Regionals," Schlechte said. "Now, it's all about how we progress as the season goes on."
SENIORS: Brittani Tabbert OH, Lindsay Burton MH, Morgan Stremming M, Baylee Quast S, Sarah Locke L, Vannessa Milby DS
JUNIORS: Kendall Knop OH
SOPHOMORES: Clara Kaufman RH, Jill Condor S
FRESHMEN: Becca Schlechte S