“This is not as a rebuilding year,” Condon said.
The Colonials won 31 games last season and graduated 18 seniors that included Bradley Taylor and Kathy Hormaza among other starters. Condon said the team is being led by hard working sophomores, juniors and one senior.
“The girls have been very good at accepting the changes and buying into our new systems and philosophies,” Condon said.
The new guard are being led by three captains, Fara Cohen, Jenna Brophy and Judy Errichetti. Erichetti is a junior who led Morristown with 64 aces last year.
“I don’t feel any more pressure than I should being captain,” Errichetti said. “But I want to make sure that we come together as a family, have a good time and win a title.”
Brophy said the Colonials are out to prove they are not just a young team finding their way, but a talent -aden squad that is determined to continue the success of last year.
“We want to take the Morris county tournament, the conference and the states,” Brophy said. “We want to win them all and take home all the trophies.”
Coach Rita Costigan, who has been coaching for 16 years, said that the goals of the program extend beyond the court.
“We are building a community of leaders,” Costigan said. “We are creating a community that promotes leadership, a good work ethic apply and will allow these athletes to apply what they learn in their daily life.”
Condon said that is the larger thrust of the program, to make these players more productive members of society and that is the most rewarding part of what he does.
“It is great to see them grow as athletes and people,” Condon said. “And it is great to see them come back after they’ve graduated to see how they are doing.”
The girls kick off their fall campaign Sept. 10 against Old Bridge.