Toward the end of the 2017 season, the Lourdes Central Knights volleyball team came on strong, winning the subdistrict and ending the season with 15 wins.  
Coach Michelle Kreifels is confident the momentum will spill over to this year.
“I’m really confident that the momentum from the end of last season will carry over to the beginning of this season,” Kreifels said.
There are plenty of experienced players coming back for the Knights.  Ivye Meyer, who suffered a knee injury during basketball last year, looks ready to go along with setter, Jacey Kreifels, and middle blockers Gina McGowen and Elaina Madison.
During the Knights second practice on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Coach Kreifels loved how her team looked on the court.  “I loved the energy we had tonight,” Kreifels said.  “I loved the communication and we (coaches) didn’t have to address it.”  
Before the Knights practiced, “commitment” was the word that this year’s team agreed go by heading into 2018.  
Kreifels said that, this season, there is no “me.”  Coach wants her team to be unselfish and commit to each other.  
“We have seniors that are vocal leaders,” Kreifels said.  
Kreifels also noted that you don’t always have to be vocal to be a leader.  “Our juniors’ athletism and their ability to play the game will help with leadership.”
On Monday, Aug. 20, the Knights competed in a Jamboree with Elmwood-Murdock.