WWCC Interim Head Coach Scott Dewey and First Year Assistant Coach Fredann Soto, both know
their team is loaded with incredible talent. They also know this team is young and
inexperienced and will need to rely strongly on being in great physical shape and remaining
mentally tough throughout the season. Dewey said, "They must all commit to each other
completely, as a team, in order to improve with each practice and match. The goal is to be
playing our best volleyball right at the Region IX tournament."
This year's team is very young, with only two returning players, in Captains, Redshirt
Freshman Mariah Smith, from Rock Springs, and Peyton Lish, Sophomore, from XX, UT. The other
two sophomores on this year's squad are both transfers, Karley DeMello, who played last year
at the College of Southern Idaho, and Alyssa Coe, who played at XX.
The rest of the squad consists of fourteen freshmen, including Wyoming natives Rachel Boydston
from Coy, WY and Abby Ellbogen from Casper, WY.
This year's schedule will definitely prepare the Mustangs for Region XI Tournament play. Their
preseason and non-conference opponents include: Defending National Champions, CSI (currently
ranked #3), as well as Salt Lake Community College (#10), Snow College (#6), Western Nebraska
Community College (#1), Iowa Western Community College (#2), San Jacinto College (#17) and
Jefferson College (#8). Additionally, Region IX play is always extremely competitive. Right
now in fact, two of the teams in our Region are ranked in the top 20: Northwest College (18)
and Laramie County Community College (20).