LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The Greenbrier East Spartan Volleyball team should once again be strong in the 2022-23 campaign. Head coach Matt Sauvage, who doubles his duties in the winter as a state champion basketball coach at James Monroe, has built the GEVB program into a perennial power.
Below is a breakdown of the roster for the upcoming season.
There are 19 players on the team: one senior, five juniors, nine sophomores, and four freshmen.
Dia Sauvage- Libero – JR
Gracie Gumm – Middle Blocker – JR
Peyton Barker – setter/DS – JR
Lily McHale – right side/outside hitter- JR
Josi Ervin – DS – SR
New player that moved in that will start:
Alexis Stack – Outside Hitter – SO
Players that saw some varsity time last year that are returning:
Mollie Pack – right side/outside hitter – SO
Jenna Groves – right side/ outside hitter -SO
Hailey Ervin- setter/DS-SO
Players that will contribute and provide depth:
Haley Workman – SO
Allie Martin – SO
Mackenna McClure – FR
Haley Byars – SO
Ada Cunningham – JR
Rylee Duncan – SO
Karma Jacobs – SO
Nora Ambler – FR
Emily McClure – FR
Kenna Humphries – FR
According to coach Sauvage, at the time of this writing the varsity and JV have not been split yet.
Sauvage does not hide his excitement, however, for this upcoming year.
“We are very excited for this season. We return five starters from a very successful season last year and nine total with varsity experience,” he said. “This group is a very special group of young ladies. They are very high character, high academically, great work ethic and have a ton of talent. We (myself and Taelor Curry) can’t wait to see what takes place this season,” he added.
“We are young in some areas but experienced in others. Our approach at the beginning is very skill driven and building team chemistry. I’m looking forward to watching this team grow into a force to be reckoned with,” Sauvage concluded.