Hopkins volleyball coach Vicki Swenson gives instructions during the Royals' first day of practice last year. Star Tribune file photo by Jerry Holt
Predictions were prevalent prior to the start of the 2014 high school volleyball season and two seemed universally accepted as true: senior-laden Chaska was the team to beat in Class 3A and Hopkins’ senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson was the favorite to be named Miss Volleyball, the state's top individual award.
While the season is long and plenty of factors could prove the accuracy of those two prognostications, the Hawks and the Royals will do all they can to help make those predictions come true. Chaska and Hopkins square off in an enticing early season matchup Tuesday, making it our Top Match of the Week for Sept. 2-6.
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