Though our community tends to focus more on football, in just 4 short years, the Statesboro High volleyball team has gained popularity rapidly, as a result of bringing home more wins, which constantly pulls in new fans.
Although volleyball is a newer sport featured at Statesboro High, the Lady Devils had a very successful season last year, making it to the state playoffs, where they played against some of the best teams in the state.
Coach Parker, one of the Statesboro High volleyball coaches, said, “The successful season we had last year has proven to us that we can play with the best teams in the state and succeed.”
The team has lost seven seniors since the 2014 season, which means, “There are a lot of shoes to fill, which motivates us to work hard and become better.” Tess Newton, senior volleyball player said. The girls are ready to use their success from last year as a springboard for more success in the 2015 season.
As the sport grows in popularity, more fans have come out to support the Statesboro High volleyball team.
Maggie Davis, a player for the Lady Devils, said, “More supporters and fans would help our team during the games because it makes us work harder, but it is also a great feeling to know you have supporters.”
Fans would definitely help motivate the team towards helping them succeed in the 2015 season.
“We have worked especially hard in the postseason and at practices to get all our girls ready to give it all they have this season.” Grace Hannah Cason, sophomore player for the Lady Devils said.
Last season the girls proved to themselves that they are capable of keeping up with the best teams in the state. This season they expect nothing less.