The three freshmen are Ava Allred, Evie Drew Frazier and Lindsey Lee. In addition to that trio, the Lady Bulldogs have sophomores Destiny Griffin, Monica Rodriquez, Jessica Neal and Rachel Helmes. The juniors are Emily Prewett, Karla Guzman, Evie Blackmon, and Savannah Christianson. Cedartown has no seniors on the varsity squad.
“They have responded well to the coaching from myself and coach KeKe Swain,” Prewett said.
Not only have the student-athletes performed well on the court, but Prewett was quick to point out how well they do in the classroom.
“They are all good students, they are all solid academically,” Prewett stated.
Prewett said the match of the year so far was when Cedartown defeated Rockmart on Aug. 8, winning three out of five games.
Cedartown opened with a 25- 17 win, and then picked up a 25-14 victory. After the Lady Jackets won 25-18 and 25-22 the Lady Bulldogs rallied back and won 15-10 to leave victorious.
“That was a great team win, and I was very proud of our team,” Prewett said.
The Lady Bulldogs also have a junior varsity team this season, and Prewett noted that on Aug. 12 those girls placed fourth out of 16 teams at the Early Bird Tour- nament at Rome High School. The junior varsity team went 5-1 that day, including a hard-fought win over Rockmart.
Playing on the junior varsity team are Presley Reynolds, Mary Avis Casey, Vanessa Rodriquez, Alize Cabrera, Gisselle Guzman, Brisa Guzman, Zykeria Washington, Lilly Moore and senior I vey Barnett. Coach Swain, who played collegiately at Snead State and Talladega College, is the junior varsity coach.
“Our team manager is Jaden Dingler, she is doing an awesome job keeping stats and helping us stay organized,” Prewett stated.
Prewett, who is quick to speak of how many great things previous head coach Eddie Gambrell accomplished, is excited that so many girls are showing interest in the sport of volleyball.
“We had 42 girls try out for the volleyball team this year,” Prewett said. “We also had over 40 girls try out for the middle school team. We will continue to push them hard and we look forward to the future. Both Coach Swain and I are determined to continue to grow this program. We want our community to be proud of this team and come out and show support.”
Cedartown, which will be participating in Area 5-AAAA play this month, has only one home match remaining this season. That will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 against Temple and Armuchee at 5 p.m.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs are seeking wins to get ahead this season.