BRITT — The West Hancock volleyball team is counting on a balance of experienced leadership and young talent to rebound from a 3-23 campaign in 2016. 

Sydney Burgardt, a 5-10 senior, finished 2016 with 45 kills and was 86 of 99 serving with 7 aces. Brigid Smith, a 5-7 senior, was 69 of 89 serving with 10 aces. 

Amanda Chizek, 6-1 sophomore, led the team in blocks (16 solos, 12 assists) and was was 65 of 76 serving. Chizek was an honorable mention all-Top of Iowa Conference West Division selection in 2016.

The Eagles have three home dates on the schedule. They open with Lake Mills on Thursday, Aug. 24. North Iowa visits on Thursday, Sept. 7, and West Hancock closes the home schedule against Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday, Sept. 26.