Volleyball Ends after Great Season

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Staff Writers: Brooke Ventura and Jacob Mims

Lead Story: The volleyball season may be over, but the players produced winning results and made it to the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Lady Wolverines took out Roswell (2-0) and Milton (2-1) in the area tournament to punch their ticket to the playoffs. Unfortunately, our Wolverines fell to Mountain View in the tournament, but that does not take away from another excellent season.

In Case You Missed It: The Wolverines posted a 5-5 record in October with wins over Creekview (2-0), River Ridge (2-0), Cherokee (2-1), and the aforementioned tournament wins over Roswell and Milton.

Wolverine(s) of the Month: Seniors Sierra Griffin, Sydney Torres, Marissa Hohl, Jane Townsend and Kendall Alsup leave Woodstock volleyball this season following 29 wins and another appearance in the state playoffs. These ladies have been a large part of the program’s success over the last four years and leave the remaining underclassmen with big shoes to fill.

Quotable: After playoffs varsity head coach, Coach Dodd, said “Thank you to all the parents, friends, siblings, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Sebring for coming out and supporting the girls.”

Off the Court: On October 8, Emilee Harris was named Cherokee Tribune’s Athlete of the Week. The Tribune noted her impressive performances during the playoff-clinching week as the reason for her selection. During that week of matches, Harris recorded 78 kills, 60 digs, 10 aces and seven blocks while helping her team to four of their five wins during the month.

By the Numbers: According to Maxpreps.com, junior McKenzie Keeton finished the year with an astounding 1030 digs, which was good enough for the second most digs in the nation this season. She finished a mere 10 digs away from finishing first in this category despite playing 13 fewer sets than the top-finisher. She was 144 digs ahead of her next closest competitor. … Speaking of Harris, she finished the year with a .461 hitting percentage, which was good for tenth best in the state.

Looking Ahead: The Lady Wolverines will return seven players from the 2015 roster as they look to move to the state playoffs for a seventh consecutive season.

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