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West Side Christian has seen its volleyball program rise to unprecedented heights in recent years. The problem with soaring so high is there is always an inevitable drop in altitude.

As the Lady Warriors transition into more of a rebuilding state, Coach Megan Williams hopes to keep the program’s descent as imperceptible as possible.

The goals this season aren’t just about wins or losses.

“We have almost doubled in numbers this season, which is great, especially for a school this size,” Williams said. “I’m wanting to gel our starting lineup so it’s fluid and when they play it’s not only fun but seamless.

“For the younger girls it’s helping them understand the big picture for athletics - character building, raising one another up and building some grit that can be carried through adulthood. And, of course, exposing them to the game of volleyball and making sure they get some time on the court.”

The Lady Warriors will be led by junior Tori Bates along with senior Alivia Shoup, junior Tally McDonald, sophomore Grace McNabb and freshman Anna Fruge.

“Alivia Shoup is our senior and our spirit captain,” said Williams. “She is dedicated, loyal, selfless, witty, energetic. A joy to coach and loves the sport.”

The Lady Warriors are scheduled to play Garrett Memorial in Hope on Friday.

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