By Holden Rodgers
Lady lions varsity volleyball, coached by Prentice Lewis, wraps up the 2019 season finishing the playoffs in the semi-finals after losing to Lubbock Trinity Christian. The lions had a very successful year finishing with a 35-10 record and going 10-0 in district.
It was the end of high school volleyball for Senior Sage Post but she still has much more volleyball to play as she heads to Lubbock Christian University to continue her excellence.
Although graduating from Grace Prep Post says, “I have created many memories here like winning state my Junior season or playing on varsity as a freshman and learning from the seniors, and now I am the one teaching the freshman.”
Senior Taylor Morgan also finished her highschool volleyball career and is still undecided on where she is going to go to college.
What Morgan says she will remember most is, “the team dinners before games when we could just bond as teammates and as friends on and off the court.”
Although winning state last year both seniors were unphased by their loss in the semi-finals.
“I’m proud of us and the team because we overcame losing many starters from last year and we had to adjust to the change,” said Post. “We improved throughout the year and became much closer and had great chemistry which helped us have great success.”
Morgan was happy with her overall season despite not finishing how they had hoped.
“Our results this year were amazing, not what we expected, but definitely proved how good of a team we really are,” said Morgan. “As a team, whether it be tough games or practices, we really overcame the mental hardships we experienced outside of the sport, we learned to put outside things aside and focus on the game.”
Both girls want Grace Prep volleyball to be remembered as a great program.
“I want Grace Prep volleyball not just to be looked at as that group of girls that are good at volleyball but to be seen as a group that is together and for others to see the light of Jesus through us,” said Post.
Morgan wants to set the standard for the many girls yet to come.
“I want Grace Prep volleyball to continue to be a sport that girls want to play and pour their heart into… I hope my year playing helped set those standards for hard work and community,” said Morgan.
Grace Prep Volleyball is already looking on to next year preparing to have another great season.