Coach Wilson has set the stage for her departure.

The 2010 volleyball season is the last for Terri Wilson. After 30 years at Wallowa High School, she will retire as the head coach and as a teacher. She recently hired former player Christina Carper, who starred on the state champions of 1997, as an assistant. Together, they lead an especially young team that is loaded with freshmen.

"We've been advertising for a new coach for a long, long time," Wilson said. "I thought of (Carper)."

A pair of seniors, Kuulei Delatori and McKenzie Shelton, will lead the varsity. They welcome the addition of their classmate Kylie Postell, who transferred to Wallowa. Junior Baylee Shelton, a good passer and defensive specialist, will assume responsibility as the libero. Junior Justine English stands out as a powerful hitter. Other juniors include the athletic Skylar Waters, Sara Chrisman and Rebekah Jamerson. They will play with sophomore Samantha Johnston and freshman Morgan Waters.

Meanwhile, Carper will concentrate on developing talent at the junior varsity level. Sophomores Effie Burns and Mikayla Frei return. They will help train a number of freshmen: Shai Allen, Jessie English, Madi Frye, Brittany Lee, Madison Lindsey, Micayla Murphy, Emily Spang, Joceylyn Tanzey and Lily Fiegel.

This season will start Sept. 4.

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