Tonight the Canton Bears Varsity Volleyball Team heads to Potsdam to play their rival. Coming into tonight’s game, they have two wins behind them, against Gouverneur and OFA. The game will be streamed live via the NFHS Network at this link https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/potsdam-senior-high-school-potsdam-ny/gamfac4f8bebb
The girls have a solid roster with a team unity that is obvious when they are on the court. Each player brings something uniquely different to the game.
With seven seniors, with loads of playing experience, this team is well oiled. Their skill level has been honed with years of playing from modified to Varsity, as well as several volleyball camps between them. A dedication to the game is clear. Coach Carla Wentworth is confident she has a good team. “The team is eager to return to a full schedule and gain experience after the shortened season last year. The team is well rounded with a variety of dynamic players and athleticism. They are a cohesive group who help each other out and show the true meaning of teamwork. They play with enthusiasm, energy and have the ability to attack from all areas of the court. It will be an exciting team to follow and see what they can accomplish.”
Canton Bears Volleyball Varsity Team Roster
Mattigan Porter: Setter, Outside Hitter
Porter is a solid performer, with powerful serves and consistent playing and regularly provides support for other players while contributing her own point tally through kills, aces, assists and points served.
Katie Bennett: Outside Hitter
Bennett is a strong hitter who regularly delivers, with kills, aces and points served. Her aggressive playing style puts her where she needs to be on the court.
Riley Taylor: Opposite Hitter
Taylor is an all-around contributor who is a jack of all trades player. Her versatility on the court is impressive and she regularly contributes to scoring and has an uncanny ability to stack points served in pivotal games.
Jade Stevenson, Libero
Stevenson always has her team’s back and she’s been dubbed ‘the cannon’ for her powerful serves. She’s a contributor to points in most games.
Julianna Richardson: Middle Hitter
Richardson is a consistently powerful player in the front row. She is a solid player with strengths in both offensive and defensive play and regularly contributes to scoring.
Alyssa Jacob: Defensive Specialist
Jacob’s defensive skills are strong and she consistently supports her team when on the court. She has keen awareness on the court and always finds the ball in key plays.
Makayla Douglas: Middle Hitter
Douglas is back after a year playing for Gouverneur and she is already starting to gel again with her former teammates and has provided kills, an ace and points served with the one game she’s played since returning.
Sophomore Ava Hoy, an Outside Hitter, is known for her ability to jump, spike and serve. She racks up points every game. She kills it on the court both offensively and defensively and is a force to be reckoned with.
Rounding out the team are Juniors Courtney Peters, Setter, and Olivia Sero, Outside Hitter.
Peters always sets up her team very well and has already had several assists. She also is a solid server. Sero is also new to the varsity team but is no stranger to volleyball, having performed very well at the modified and junior varsity levels. The juniors will undoubtedly provide some solid depth for the Bears line-up!
Come see the girls play in Potsdam tonight!
Varsity game is set to begin at 6pm.