Verena Khalil speaks with her varsity players after their season opener Tuesday at CFISD HS #12 High School. The CFISD HS #12 Bears volleyball team fell to Clear Brook in the program's first varsity match, 29-27, 25-18, 25-23, Aug. 7, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
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Bridgeland ® High School Bears Volleyball Fall 2020 preview

Coach: Verena Khalil

Years coaching: 6

Lettermen Returning / Lost: 8/6

Starters returning: 4

2019 record: 43-5 overall / 16-0 district

Players to watch: Emily Adams, OH, 5’10, Karrington Kays MB 5’11, Jessica Frannea S, 5’10, Emerson Sykes S 5’8

Top Juniors: MB Karrington Kays 5’11, OH Mallorie Garner 6’0

Top Sophomores: OH Kennedy Kays 6’1

Other Prospects: L Izzy Serralde 5’5

Formation: 6-2

2020 notes: The Lady Bears are looking to make the playoffs again and push through more than the first round. Senior OH Emily Adams (268 kills, 65 aces, 201 digs) and, Junior MB Karrington Kays (223 kills, 85 blocks, .331%hitting) are looking to be team kill leaders. Senior setters, Jessica Frannea (42 aces, 239 digs, 623 assists) and Emerson Sykes (33 aces, 283 digs, 708 assists) are looking to lead a fast offense for the team.

New to volleyball? Learn about the fundamental positions here.

Read our inaugural Cypress volleyball previews for District 16-6A and for District 17-6A.

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