Rolling with momentum: GM turns to co-head coaches

Published 9:38 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

GRAND MEADOW — The Grand Meadow volleyball team is coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons and it’s hoping that it can keep the momentum going as it goes through a change-up in leadership this fall.

The Superlarks will turn to a pair as former assistant coaches Susie Queensland and Alex Peterson have taken over as co-head coaches of the program.

“The idea was brought up for us to co-coach and here we are,” Queensland said. “It’s a new role for both us, but so far it’s been going very well.”

Jordyn Glynn sets the ball during practice for Grand Meadow Thursday. Rocky Hulne/

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Both coaches have a strong history in volleyball. Peterson played at the University of St. Mary’s in Winona for four years and Queensland played under long-time Stewartville head coach John Dzubay.

Peterson said the process of working with Queensland has been a smooth one and she’s looking forward to a strong season for the Superlarks.

“We’re really excited,” Peterson said. “We have a really, really great group that’s coming back and we’re hoping to win 20 plus games. They’ve worked really hard and everyone’s been lifting. There’s been a really positive vibe in the gym all summer.”

GM senior hitter Kaitlyn Hilton said the team is getting accustomed to working under co-head coaches and she’s excited about what GM will bring to the table this season.

“I feel like it’s going pretty well. They’ve been in the program and they know what we’ve been working on. They’re helping us to continue grow,” Hilton said. “[Coach Peterson] knows a lot of the newer stuff and she brings a lot of new ideas to try.”

Grand Meadow’s Kaitlynn Hilton goes up for a hit in practice Thursday. Rocky Hulne/

GM senior Jordyn Glynn, who had 236 kills and 322 digs last season, is hoping the Superlarks can continue their growth on the volleyball court this season.

“The coaches expect us to work hard every day,” Glynn said. “We all know each other and we’re all connecting well.”

Grand Meadow volleyball co-head coach Alex Peterson inusructs the Superlarks in practice in GM Thursday. Rocky Hulne/