Desert Speed School athletes Megan Muehlebach and Fiona Rucker were among the Salpointe players singled out by head coach Heather Moore-Martin as expected contributors for the defending champions. As reported by Britanny Bowyer for AllSportsTucson, the sophomore Muehlebach and freshman Rucker bring youth to an otherwise senior-laden varsity Lancer team.
Sophomore Megan Muehlebach, an Outside Hitter for the Lancers, not only has a significant impact on the team because of her skill level, but also due to her high morale. “She always brings great energy and great enthusiasm. I never have to worry about if she’s having a good day or not, because she has a really consistent attitude which I totally appreciate,” Moore-Martin said.
Rounding out some of the stellar underclassmen Coach mentioned was freshman Outside and Opposite Hitter Fiona Rucker.
“That’s pretty unusual. I don’t always take freshmen, but I do when they’re exceptional. And she’s exceptional,” Moore-Martin said.
Salpointe opens their state championship title defense on September 1st against Catalina.
(Photo credit: Brittany Bowyer)