FLC volleyball: Defense first

Skyhawks sign a defensive specialist to help with the ‘turnaround’

With just two seniors on its roster last year, the Fort Lewis College volleyball team struggled to a 5-21 overall record.

The plus side: FLC will return 10 players to next year’s roster.

FLC coach Shelly Aaland already is thinking turnaround. She signed Lindley Gallegos, a defensive specialist from Manzano High School in Albuquerque, to a national letter of intent during the early signing period.

“Lindley is a very talented and knowledgeable defensive player,” Aaland said in a news release. “She adds instant depth to that position, and I expect her to come in and make an immediate impact ou our turnaround in the conference.”

FLC finished its season 2-16 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Manzano was a three-year starter at libero and was all-district libero two consecutive years.