The Morris Area/ Chokio-Alberta volleyball team is set to start the 2011 season Tuesday, Aug. 30 against the always tough Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. The non-conference match will be one of the Tigers' few opportunities to play a team outside of the West Central Conference South.
Coach Caleb Greene returns as head coach of the Tigers. His assistants are again Heather Montonye and Mandi Koehntop.
The Tigers lost eight players on last season's successful squad to graduation. Returning with varsity experience are senior captains Emily Tonn and Courtney Ehleringer. Sophomores Terianne Itzen and Sydney Engebretson saw extensive playing time in 2010.
This year the Tigers aim to improve on last season's 17-9 record and continue the 2011 campaign beyond the Section 3AA tournament.