Thursday, August 7, 2014
In 2013, the St. John’s Christian Academy Lady Cavaliers struggled just to field a volleyball team.
With only eight varsity players and no JV team, the Lady Cavs hoped to simply survive.
In 2014, interest in volleyball at SJCA skyrocketed as 17 players showed up on the first day of tryouts in the Cavs gym ready to play, a hopeful sign for assistant coach Brittne Guerry.
“Now that there seems to be a lot of interest in the program we look for this season to be the foundation for several years of success,” Guerry said.
According to Guerry, SJCA will look to its senior core of returning players for strong leadership at the net in Christiana Mitchum, Hayley Singletary, and Chasity Weatherford. “The girls have worked hard this summer,” Guerry said.
The Lady Cavaliers are under the leadership of head coach Lee Davis who played four years of varsity volleyball in St. Louis.
“Lee has had experience with some of the local college teams which makes him an asset to the volleyball program,” said Guerry. “We are able to compliment each other well as Coach Davis is very meticulous on skills while I tend to focus on strength and conditioning.”
The sky is the limit for the SJCA volleyball team and Guerry said the Lady Cavs look to move forward and upward this fall.
“Last year was a struggle due to numbers, but with the renewed interest and some decent height, both which have lacked in the past, we look to be a strong contender in region play.”