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2008 Lady Stallion Volleyball Program Midseason Recap
by David Flick,  Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

As the calendar rolls to mid September, the 2008 Lady Stallion Volleyball Program has reached the midpoint in its schedule for the Freshmen and Junior Varsity team, while the varsity team has just began its march towards Topeka. 

Freshmen Report

This season's edition of the Freshmen team sees the program introducing a brand new coach, former Stallion standout Kelcy Shackelford and 8 new players into the Lady Stallion fold, who all should become familiar faces on the junior varsity and varsity level in the coming seasons.  The freshmen team so far has posted a 2-4 record however has the programs biggest win so far this season by defeating Blue Valley North in a 3 set thriller at Blue Valley North last Tuesday. The freshmen team is starting to come together and is looking to finish the year strong in there final 4 matches.

Remaining Freshmen Schedule
9-15-08 at Schlagle against Washington, Wyandotte and Sumner
9-30-08 at Sumner against Wyandotte and Sumner
10-8-08 at Leavenworth against Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission Northwest
10-13-08 at Schlagle against Washington and Sumner

JV Report

This season's edition of the Junior Varsity team sees a lot of familiar faces from last season who are all getting closer to competing on the varsity team, while the program welcomes a brand new coach, Kelli Shute.  The team welcomes back Erin Copeland, Shae Pannell, Raquel Kimbrough, Cierra Bailey, Thelma Johnson, Velma Johnson and Erica McCoy.  These returning players are complemented by several new faces to the program that should all make their mark by season end.  Currently the team has reached a 4-2 record, with only loses coming to Sumner and Washington.  The team is looking to keep improving and build on these early season successes in their final 7 games.

Remaining Junior Varsity Schedule
9-18-08 at Schlagle against Shawnee Mission North, Harmon and Wyandotte
10-6-08 at Schlagle against Metro Academy and Wyandotte
10-11-08 at Blue Valley North for the Blue Valley North JV Tournament
10-16-08 at Wyandotte against Washington, Wyandotte and Sumner

Varsity Report

This season's edition of the varsity team welcomes back returning seniors Kanesha Sutherlin, Keivaughnna Rogers, Lareasha Tibbs and junior Ashleigh Downs who are complemented by the additions of seniors Kameria Garner, Debreya Currie, Shayla Kendrick and Jakara Lee.  This years team looks to build on last years strong season that say the Lady Stallion one win away from state.  The Lady Stallions kicked off the 2008 campaign at the Keith Lindsay Tournament at Washington and while they came away with a 1-3 record, all indications are that the team is poised for a strong season that may end in Topeka.

Remaining Varsity Schedule
9-16-08 at Sumner against Sumner, Turner and Harmon
9-23-08 at Schlagle (Senior Night) against Sumner, Wyandotte and Harmon
9-30-08 at Washington against Sumner, Harmon and Washington
10-4-08 at Schlagle for the KCK League Tournament
10-9-08 at Jefferson West against Jefferson West, Piper and Atchinson
10-11-08 at Washington for the Wyandotte County Invitational Tournament
10-18-08 at Highland Park for the Highland Park Tournament
10-25-08 at TBA for Substate
11-1-08 at Topeka for 5A KSHSAA Volleyball State Championship Tournament