While Providence is flourishing, Ardrey Kell is certainly not going away.
The Knights went 21-6 and a perfect 12-0 in the So. Meck 7 last season, but prematurely exited the playoffs in the second round. Only South Meck and Providence finished over .500 in the conference, so it’s a three-team race likely again.
Coach Zoe Bell has the Knights at 4-2 so far, but has plenty of firepower back this season including Sania McCoy (56 kills and 43 digs), Alexis Shelton (53 kills), Bridget Elmore (31 kills, and team-high 13 blocks ), Kailey Keough (team-high 54 digs) and Mya Duncan (team-high 169 assists, 49 digs and team-best 14 aces) who will try to repeat as conference champs.
The Knights travel to Providence Sept. 24 for the first of at least two meetings this season.