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Jump Serve – Sharpsville

Sharpsville Blue Devils
Coach: Rosemary Ferguson (1st season back at Sharpsville, 9th season overall)
2012 overall record: 16-4
2012 region record: 14-0 (champion)
2012 playoff results: Swept Cochranton in the District 10 Class A semifinals before losing to Maplewood in four games in the District 10 championship.
Top players lost: Alexis Ferrara, Madelyn Shuttleworth, Paige Scurpa, Kristen Scurpa
Top returning players: Megan Davis, Rachael D’Auria, Rachel Harenchar, Madison Priczina, Emily Anderson
Assistant coaches: Sophie Paddock, Lauren Belin
Outlook: Sharpsville is under new direction from a coach that is familiar to the area. Rosemary Ferguson returns to the sidelines to coach the Blue Devils this fall. Sharpsville will have some major holes to fill with the graduation of Alexis Ferrara, Madelyn Shuttleworth, Paige Scurpa and Kristen Scurpa. Paige (outside hitter) and Kristen (setter) Scurpa were voted to the all-region first team, while Ferrara was voted to the first team as a libero. Shuttleworth was voted to the all-region second team and all four will be tough to replace for the Blue Devils. Sharpsville returns Megan Davis, Rachael D’Auria, Rachel Harenchar, Madison Priczina and Emily Anderson. Davis was voted to the all-region second team as an outside hitter and will be counted on to lead a young team. Davis is part of a strong senior class along with D’Auria, a middle hitter, and Harenchar, a libero. Priczina is back at setter and Anderson at middle hitter as juniors. Sharpsville could also receive immediate contributions from new players Kara Morrin, Miley Sikorski, Emily Sackett, Alivia Shuttleworth along with sophomores Abby Ferlin, Leah LaRocca and Emma Gerasimek. The Blue Devils have plenty of leadership to replace from graduation. With a new coach and a new system in place, it may take Sharpsville a few matches to build chemistry, but the program is strong enough to reload. Look for the Blue Devils to contend in Region 1 and in District 10 Class A.

5 at Wilmington 7:15
10 Jamestown* 7:15
12 Reynolds* 7:15
17 at Farrell* 7:15
19 at Commodore Perry* 7:15
24 at West Middlesex* 7:15
26 Lakeview* 7:15
1 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:15
3 at Jamestown* 7:15
7 at Clarion 7:15
8 at Reynolds* 7:15
10 Farrell* 7:15
15 Commodore Perry* 7:15
17 West Middlesex* 7:15
21 at McDowell 7:15
22 at Lakeview* 7:15
24 Kennedy Catholic* 7:15
*Region 1 matches

–Tom Reisenweber

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