BALDWIN — Tania Hill is in her sophomore volleyball season for Baldwin and is looking to make key contributions to the Panther team.

Last year was her first in volleyball.

“I think I improved,” Hill said. “The varsity is such a harder level.”

Hill is usually at the libero spot and will work to get under the ball so she can make effective passes. Her goal is keeping the ball alive on the serve receive but also get a decent pass to the setter. She added proper use of her hands on the ball will be critical on every play.

Serving is her second top strength. “I try to serve it in open spots and make it quick so they don’t expect it,” she said.

Baldwin has been practicing since Aug. 8 and will have its first match at Marion on Sept. 6. The first home match is on Sept. 13 with Manistee Catholic Central.

“I think we’re looking good,” she said. “We have some good hitters, setters and passers.”

Duane Roberts returns as coach and has added stability to the position, which is a boost for the program, Hill added.