Ken Wunderley profiles the Steel Valley boys volleyball team. Read his story below.
The Steel Valley boys volleyball team has made great strides since Alex Hinsey took over as head coach in 2013.
After a disappointing 1-9 section record in his first season, the Ironmen improved to 8-2 last season and tied Thomas Jefferson for the Class AA Section 3 title. The Ironmen also posted a victory in the opening round of the WPIAL tournament before losing in the quarterfinals.
With all but one player returning from last year's squad, Hinsey had high expectations for the 2015 season. And the Ironmen have lived up to those expectations thus far.
"Our only senior was our second middle hitter," Hinsey said. "It's great to have so much talent back. I just wish some of our players would have started playing volleyball sooner."