Ever since last season’s premature playoff exit, players and coaches in the Highland Park volleyball program have focused on ensuring that it doesn’t happen again.
Indeed, the vast majority of the roster will return to the Lady Scots when a new season opens in August, intent on building on its performance from a year ago.
HP lost a five-set thriller to powerhouse Prosper in the Class 5A Region II area round, resulting perhaps from a shorthanded roster due to injuries and an unfortunate draw in the bracket.
“We definitely want to do better,” HP head coach Michael Dearman said. “We’re not used to being out of the playoffs that early.”