The 2016 season is underway for the Gillett girls volleyball team, which opened practice early Monday morning.
Gillett went 4-11 overall and 3-6 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference last season, good enough for seventh place, but with the return of eight letter winners, coach Keri Hicks has the team setting its sights higher this year.
“I would like to be in the top three if I am looking at it realistically,” said Hicks, who has been the head coach of the Tigers for 23 of the past 26 seasons; she took a break from 2011-2013.
“They should look more consistent, athletic and confident,” Hicks said. “I am hoping that instead of being in the game and losing by a few points, they are winning those games.”
Hicks is using CHALK (coachable, hardworking, aggressive, loud and kind) as the team’s motto.