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Carroll Sports in Review: Girls Volleyball

Feb 20, 2015 12:54PM ● Published by Dia

ABOUT THE TEAM 

Returning almost all of their top talent from last year’s 48-1 squad, the Lady Dragons entered the season ranked No. 1 in the state according the Texas Girls Coaches Association. With so much hype surrounding a program coming off a head coaching change, Southlake Carroll proved to be the powerhouse program many inside the state of Texas had thought it to be, winning their first 25 games of the season. The team also won the prestigious Pearland tournament for the first time in school history thanks to a team that included 11 All-District honorees.

Senior Outside Hitter and District Hitter of the Year, Madison Drescher, led the team in kills with 419, while posting 20 plus kills in four matches. The University of Oklahoma volleyball commit and younger sister of former New Orleans Saints player Justin Drescher, also lead the team in blocked solos with 55. Opposite Drescher, Outside Hitter Haley Hallgren proved to be a valuable weapon, as her powerful serves led to a team high, 44 aces. The talented sophomore finish d the year second on the team in kills with 374. Senior Libero and District Co-Defensive Player of the Year Mykah Wilson proved to be the perfect setup woman for the powerful combination of Hallgren and Drescher, leading the green and white with 590 digs, the Long Beach state commit also finish d second on the team in aces with 21.

 

This season was wildly successful as the Lady Dragons finished with a 43-4 record on the year. I am excited about next year and the new varsity members. We have a lot of young talent in the program, and it has been fun this off-season to see them develop and prepare for next season. - Head Coach Ryan Mitchell


SEASON UPDATE

After finishing 48-1 with a state semifinal appearance a year ago, the Southlake Carroll Volleyball program showed no signs of slowing down under new Head Coach Ryan Mitchel. Mitchel effectively replaced the winningest Head Coach in Southlake Carroll history, Arthur Stanfi ld, and continued to lead the Lady Dragons to an impeccable 43-4 mark and a national ranking. With a roster full of division one talent, the Lady Dragons stormed through the season before falling in the regional semifinal round to state semifinalist Amarillo. 

Putting another quality season in the record books, the Lady Dragons have much to hang their hats on as they finish d ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 10 in the nation, according to MaxPreps.com. With big wins over ranked opponents, Denton Guyer and Waco Midway, Carroll showed resilience all year remaining powerful despite adjusting to a new coaching system. Cruising to a 10-2 record in a very top-heavy district 7-6A, the team’s only district losses came at the hands of eventual district champion Colleyville Heritage. The Lady Dragons finished their season winning 30 of their 47 matches in straight sets and will be returning nine members from this year’s team for the 2015-2016 season.

Head Coach: Ryan Mitchell
Assistant Coaches: Amy Lilly, Summer Neimann

1 Shelby Vlaanderen DS Sr.

2 Remy Fairchild OH Jr.

3 Paige Panter OH Sr.

4 Megan Porter OH Jr.

5 Kelsey Walter MB Sr.

6 Becca McSweeney MB Sr.

7 Madison Drescher OH Sr.

8 Mykah Wilson LIB Sr.

9 Emily Bond DS Sr.

10 Maiya Burns OH Sr.

14 Alli Bliss OH/DS So.

16 Brayden Gruenewald DS Jr.

17 Haley Hallgren OH So.

18 Elizabeth Augustini MB Jr.

19 Lisie Kit S So.

20 McKenzie Brewer S Sr.

 

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