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New coaches, veteran team for Cougar volleyball

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Kristan Trujillo is the second straight volleyball coach to be hired at Wind River High School who played at Central Wyoming College.

Trujillo was an assistant coach last season for former WRHS coach Troi Larsen.

Larsen played for Riverton High School and at CWC.

The new WRHS head coach grew up in Randolph, Utah, and played under current head CWC coach Tiffany Stauffenberg. Trujillo graduated from CWC in 2007 She was an outside hitter for the Rustlers.

"I was really excited to start," Trujillo said. "I have a great assistant coach. We are just really excited to take over and do really well this year."

Former CWC player Brittney Keele is the assistant coach.

Trujillo has a veteran group of upperclassmen at her disposal.

"Our expectations are very high," Trujillo said. "We practice hard every day. We are trying to make it to the top."

WRHS started the season at the Saratoga Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Cougar leaders

The five seniors for WRHS are Megan Giles, Danielle Giles, Tory Tolman, McCayla Arrington and Lydia Johnson

"We have a lot of seniors this year," Trujillo said. "We have middle and outside hitters."

Trujillo said Tolman has been impressing at outside hitter.

"We really need to focus on confidence this year and, if a mistake happens, to move on and get the point ," Trujillo said.

Conferences

Wind River, Wyoming Indian, Big Piney, Kemmerer and SHoshoni are in the Class 2-A Southwest conference.

The 2-A Northwest conference is made up of Burns, Lusk, Pine Bluffs, Saratoga and Southeast.

Bir Horn, Moorcroft, Sundance, Tongue River and Wright are in the 2-A Northeast.

Greybull, Lovell, Riverside, Rocky Mountain and Thermopolis are stacked in the 2-A Northwest.

Wind River 2013 volleyball schedule

Sept. 7 vs. Kemmerer, Big Piney, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sept. 13-14 at Big Horn Invitational, TBA; Sept 20 at Wyoming Indian, 5 p.m.; Sept. 26 at Dubois, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 28 at Ten Sleep, 1 p.m.; Oct. 3 vs. Shoshoni, 6 p.m.; Oct. 4-5 at Greybull Invitational, TBA; Oct. 10 vs. Dubois, 6 p.m.; Oct. 11 vs. Wyoming Indian, 5 p.m.; Oct. 17 at Shoshoni, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 19 at Big Piney/Kemmerer, noon and 5 p.m.; Oct. 25-26 at Class 2-A West regional, TBA: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at Class 2-A state tournament.