By: John Raffel
Okemos volleyball team expects to be strong again
Jamie Ianni is coaching an Okemos varsity volleyball team which was 21-14 overall last season and was 10-2 in the CAAC Blue for second place.
Top returner included senior setter Natalie Thom, a 5-foot-8 four-year varsity player who is a returning starter and all-CAAC performer who was an AAU National Player of the tournament 17s club.
Other key players are senior libero Abbey Kummel, senior libero Bella Minette and sophomore outside hitter Bethany Hartman.
Other contributors are expected to be freshman outside hitter Taylor Stephens, senior rightside hitter Megan Hetrick, senior middle blocker Charlotte Cox and junior right side hitter Chloe Krumm.