“I can’t contain my joy and excitement!”
That’s what Coach Jordan Broady said about this year’s volleyball team as the Pioneers get set to head into the 2018 season.
Last year, Becky Lant was the only senior on the Pioneer squad, and, with her being out for the season with an injury, Nebraska City played 13 sophomores and eight freshmen.
Nebraska City won three games a year ago, but, with some new players mixing in with players who got experience last year, the mood is upbeat for an improved result in 2018.
Coach Broady said she is impressed  with how the experienced players have shown leadership over the summer and during the team’s Midnight Madness event, which opened fall practice at 12 a.m. on Aug. 6.  
“They are very together,” Broady said.  “I don’t see any clicks or groups that spread off together.  They were all working together tonight and doing everything they needed to do.”
Many of the junior and senior athletes were working with newcomers  and teaching fundamentals.  
“They know what I expect and they know what the other coaches expect, so they are willing to step up when they need to.”
Nebraska City added some height this year with 6’4” Snezana Serafimoska. She enters this year with some volleyball experience, but has been away from the game for a year and a half.  
Broady said that (Snezana) picked things up pretty quickly.