West De Pere High School junior Heather Kocken, left, soars to get in position to hit the volleyball during the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 5. Kocken, a third-year varsity player, led the Phantoms with 369 kills last season.
Whenever a high school team loses a lot of players to graduation, what typically happens is it faces a rebuilding year.
Such is the case with the West De Pere varsity girls volleyball team this season.
From last year's team that finished with a 20-13 overall record and in fourth place in the Bay Conference, the Phantoms lost the majority of their roster to graduation. ...