The 2018-2019 Varsity Volleyball Team. Photo Credit: Darren Sheldon

Lady Vikes dominate first half of season

Our 2018 lady Vikes take on the season with a hit! With being fifth in district and quickly moving their way up, our Vikes show their competition they are not a force to be reckoned with!

“We work very hard and have a lot of compassion for this sport”  said senior Hannah Rahnke. “We are focusing on improving our skills as well as our ability to work well together as a team.”

The team has worked very hard to get to where they are. By having Saturday morning practices, conditioning almost every session and playing each other for maximum preparations, the girls show that they will settle for nothing less. With high hopes, our Vikes plan on advancing to playoffs and reaching farther than they did last year.

“I think this team will make it beyond the first round of playoffs because we have the potential and heart to go farther than the first round like last year” said junior Paige Harbin.

With Coach Woodman pushing and motivating the girls every step of the way, it has helped the team become the best they can be. On and off the court Woodman shows the amount of love and hope she has in our lady Vikes.

“To win district, compete as hard as we can and to have fun while we’re doing it”  said Coach Woodman in regards of the teams expectations.

Although the girls are always together, from summer workouts, everyday school practices and games, the bond the girls share is like no other. They are able to motivate and push each other to become the very best that they can be while having fun all at the same time.

“We have a pretty experienced team. Most of us are returners which increases the chemistry we have so we work really well together. The newbies fit right in. I just think we all really love each other and this sport and it shows on and off the court” said senior Alyssa Hamlin.

With districts barely beginning, the girls efforts and preparations show by showing the other school their fight and hunger to win every game, and place top in district, even with some of the hardest competition.

“I think the Martin game was one of the toughest but also the most fun,” Junior Kennedy Stanford said “Even though we lost it’s always fun to play in rivalry games because its such a great atmosphere.”

High hopes for the lady Vikes as they continue on with the season!

“I believe we can make it beyond the first round of playoffs because our team is full of great girls that are trying their best and constantly improving” Senior Alex Clay said  “if we work hard enough I believe nothing is out of reach.”