The 2018 Lady Eagles Volleyball season is off to a great start. With new varsity coach, Kelly Rothacker, leading the charge, the girls are really discovering the spirit of the team. As the season progresses, they have started coming together and seeing the benefits of competing cohesively as a team. They are upper-class heavy this year and have six seniors. Having all those upper-class girls on the team is helpful as they provide invaluable leadership for the younger players.

Coach Rothacker has motivated me this year to be a good leader on the court but also to my teammates! She pushes the team in ways we have not been pushed before and I'm excited to see what happens to the program after we graduate! – Senior Captain, Outside Hitter & Setter, Abbie Marsh

Volleyball has become a powerhouse sport. Long gone are the days of girls delicately volleying the ball over the net. The players of today are setting with grace and power, digging with intensity, blocking with purpose, and hitting and getting kills with force. Don't be surprised to find broken fingers on the volleyball court – these girls mean business. The sport is enjoying a surge in popularity as girls are bonding together as a team as well as finding their own inner athlete. Senior Captain and Middle Blocker Kailey Luiken said “I enjoy the teammates I play with and have a real love of the game. The adrenaline rush in close games can't be beaten and I love leading this terrific group of girls!”

Thank you to Toni Margolis for her great shots of the Varsity Lady Eagles in action!

We have already grown together this season, and I am excited to see what the rest of the season holds for us. We have played against two 6A teams already this season and played competitively with them. We had some moments of greatness during each match and I was very encouraged by the improvement made within the game. We have been putting in a lot of work in practice and have begun to see the result of that effort in our most recent games against Dallas Christian and McKinney Christian. – Varsity Coach Kelly Rothacker

The biggest hurdle for the team this season will be playing to their potential every game. Every one of the girls on the team is a talented player, they just need to show everyone what they are made of!  The team begins district play tonight. That will be the first step in making a run for the playoffs. The team has set a few goals and know that the key to success and growth is progress, not perfection. The Lady Eagles are ready to fight for a spot in the playoffs with their undeniable bond and trust in each other! Dig in and get it girls!