FOREST CITY | The motto for this year's Forest City Indians volleyball team is "Stronger Together."

It's particularly meaningful for the seniors on the team, who have played together since their youth volleyball league days which started in fourth grade.

"I think it's good we have stayed together for all these years," Callie McQuoun said.

Their goals for their senior year are to work together more and communicate as a team, Madeline Sarasio Meyer said. 

They also want to continue the winning legacy of the Indians.

"The volleyball program is always really good," Brea Dillavou said. 

Last year's team finished the regular season at 24-5, but lost their Class 3A regional tournament opener to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.

Expectations are high for this year's team because "we only lost a few girls," Hannah Anderson said.

Winning the conference championship is one of their big goals for the season, according to Anderson.

"I think we pass really well," Dillavou said. 

There's also lots of versatility on the team, with lots of players with multiple skills, she added.

Dillavou said she hopes the younger players will not only follow their example on things they do well, such as how they run practices, but will "learn from our mistakes."

"I hope they remember us as positive role models," Sarasio Meyer said.