Posted On: 08/14/19 12:03 PM
The Lakes Valley Conference has only existed for two years, but has produced some very competitive volleyball in the Oakland County area. The nine-team field has a lot of even matchups despite one team being able to reign supreme for the first two seasons. Can a new champion emerge in year three?
Lakes Valley Conference Breakdown
Through two seasons of play, South Lyon has yet to drop a conference regular season match, claiming the championship in 2017 and 2018. Walled Lake Northern and Walled Lake Central have been the top contenders thus far, but the majority of the conference has had its moments to shine.
The Lions could be facing their biggest challenge to the title yet in 2019, as they lose eight seniors from last year’s championship squad. Five of the seniors were All-Region selections, leaving the Lions to replace nearly every starting position it has. The Lions’ top-five hitters from 2018 are gone, as well as their setter and libero.
South Lyon’s loss could be the gain for everyone else. Walled Lake Central loses five seniors from 2018, but has a lot of starters back. The Vikings should be strong defensively once again behind junior libero Avery