After a home game win on the sept. 4 the Laramie high schools lady plainsmen are prepared to take on the rest of the season.

LHS volleyball started training mid-August with tryouts and two- a- day practices and has moved to a single practice after school. The season kicked off with the Cheyenne, Gillette invites, and the home game against Rawlins.

“I think this year we have a big shot a winning state” said Jen Aadland a senior starter at LHS.

“We have a lot of talent at each position, and we play really well together.”

The Lady Plainsmen arent backing down from any competition and will face former state champs Kelly Walsh High school, but instead are anticipating it with Aadland saying “We want to beat them”.

After losing last year’s seniors Aadland said, “I think we definitely lack Lexi Pulley our libero, she was a big factor in digging and passing.”

The Lady Plainsmen have been putting in work to improve this season Aadland says, “Jaqueline [Murdock] has gotten a lot faster and get to more balls then she could last year.”

With over 20 games scheduled for this season the Lady Plainsmen have time to prepare for the raining state champs K.W.

With away games offering time out of town Aadland says home games are “A better atmosphere, I feel we can win easier at home.”

“The student section is great, it gives us motivation and having them in the other teams ear is intimidating.”

And with K.W losing a volleyball Gatorade player of the year to graduation the Lady Plainsmen are confident and ready to play their way to a state title. The most anticipated invite this year Aadland says “the Casper invite.”

Putting volley ball aside the girls on the Lady Plainsmen are trying to bond and get good team chemistry.

Aadland says “Before home games or tournaments we’ll have team dinners, we’ll also go to lunch with the whole team and do bonding stuff like that.”

The Girls have also been doing some fundraising to get money for the program to go towards tournament fees, travel expenses and other costs throughout the season.

“We go around to businesses and ask for donations and hand out posters.” Aadland said.

The Lady Plainsmen currently have 8 wins and 5 losses and are ranked 5th overall fallowing Thunder Basin High school, Cody High school, Star Valley High school, and K.W.

Last year The Lady Plainsmen finished with 17 wins and 5 losses and were ranked 3rd overall in the state of Wyoming.

If this year’s Lady Plainsmen want to do better than last year they can’t lose another game, and with a schedule filled with the top five teams in the State it’s going to take some real drive to accomplish.

The Lady Plainsmen will take on Cambell County High school on the 21st at home to complete their 14th game of the season so far.

With at least 6 more games to fallow this Thursday’s game, the Lady Plainsmen have a long Optimistic road ahead of them to state.