Married first-year co-coaches Amy and Will Norton, both 32, are like new parents raising a young family.
There are only two seniors on the 15-girl roster. Three freshmen are starters and all six ninth graders play prominent roles in the rotation.
The team leaders in kills, assists and digs are all in their first or second year on the varsity.
Yet even with a decidedly baby-faced lineup, the J-Hawks have more than held their own this year against arguably some of the best teams in the state.
An 11-13 record hardly reflects their overall consistent play.
“We’ve only lost to one unranked team,” says Will Norton. “The others have all been ranked in the top 15 in their class.”
Moreover, notes Amy, “We’ve pushed a lot of really good teams. Our record may not show it, but I think we’ve proven that we can play with anybody.”