A more seasoned second-year coach

Experience will guide volleyball's Van Soest

MEDICAL LAKE - A rookie head coach no more.

Hailey Van Soest has a lot better understanding as she enters her second season with Medical Lake High School volleyball.

One thing Van Soest learned in 2022 with a team that finished 5-13 was how to depend on herself as a coach. Good thing because she'll not have an assistant this season.

Van Soest, who spends her daytime hours "coaching" kindergarteners at Hallett Elementary, went through a series of trial-and-error periods she said.

"It was definitely a good year to kind of figure out the ropes and how to coach a team and the proper way," Van Soes...


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