Lady Rams under new leadership, seeking SIAC title

Lady Rams under new leadership, seeking SIAC title
The 2016 Lady Rams volleyball team (Source: WALB)
The 2016 Lady Rams volleyball team (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Like the football program, the Albany state volleyball team fell short in the conference championship game last fall.

The Lady Rams gathered for media day Saturday with a new set of leaders.

This fall the volleyball team will be without it's former leader Tiffany Roesler, but assistant coach Verniece Graham said that should be no problem.

"I think we wall have that goal in mind so I think by the end we will be SIAC champions."

In the SIAC preseason poll ASU was picked to finish 2nd in the East.

With Kiara Thompson and Jahkishma Soto stepping into leadership positions, the ladies would beg to differ.

"We've been working extra hard and correcting those mistakes we've had," said Thompson. "Making sure we're staying healthy so we can have everybody ready and on the court and just to redeem ourselves because last year didn't go the way it was supposed to go. We should've won and this year we will."

Soto agrees they have what it takes to claim the conference crown, and says teamwork will be key.

"We do try to stick together and try to help each other throughout the season whether it's helping each other on the court or in the classroom just to make sure we can all be there for each other."

If Albany State can win the SIAC this year, it will be the programs first championship since 2009--when the team ran off 9 straight titles.

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.