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Wolverines are in good position for strong 2012-2013 campaign

Wadena-Deer Creek's Emily Miron is back for her senior year on the hard court. Miron and the Wolverines are set to open the 2012-2013 season Nov. 27 hosting Sauk Centre. Photo by Brian Hansel

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines could be in a position to make quite a leap on the hard court this season.

The Wolverines have won 40 of their 54 games over the last two seasons under Head Coach Keith Ferris. On top of their success, they have four starters back from last year's 20-8 team.

Senior starters back include 6-2 center Emily Miron, 5-8 guard Caitlin Volkmann and 6-0 center Melissa Moenkedick. The returning junior starter is 5-5 guard Hope Theisen.

Ferris considers the veteran leadership to be one of the team's strong suits.

"These girls have experience playing at the varsity level," Ferris said. "We are looking for on and off court leadership from each of them."

Miron, who entertained offers to play college basketball before deciding to play Division I volleyball, is coming off a great season that included topping the 1,000-point scoring mark. Miron avareged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.

Volkmann gives the Wolverines another solid scoring threat. Volkmann averaged 11.3 points and 3.5 assists a game last year.

Theisen will give the Wolverines another scoring threat at guard. Theisen averaged 7.5 points and 4 assists as a sophomore.

"With Hope's quickness and gained experience at the varsity level, she should be a big contributor," Ferris said.

The Wolverines have to find a player to fill the shoes of departed senior standout Avery Jackson. While Jackson averaged 10.2 points a game offensively, it was her defensive play that Ferris prized the most.

Ferris expects other members of this year's WDC team to include Courtney Dumpprope, Jennifer Craig, Desiree Isola, Heather Theisen, Macy Hartman, Sydney Schissel and Miranda Miller.

The Wolverines open their season Nov. 27 hosting Sauk Centre.