Our Lady Academy soaking in 15th Volleyball Gold Ball
It’s been a fun ten days for the Our Lady Academy volleyball program, relishing in the moment of being Class 3A volleyball state champions.
On Friday, the Crescents took a trip to the WXXV Studio to hang out with News 25’s own Meggan Gray and show off their brand-new Gold Ball.
They now have 15 of them in program history, but the first for third-year Head Coach Emily Corley, who’s following in her father’s footsteps, even though Mike Meyers is still her assistant coach.
This season, OLA posted an overall record of 29-9, winning 24 out of its last 25 matches including four straight sweeps in the playoffs, culminating with a 3-0 win in a championship rematch against Alcorn Central. Coach Corley said, “They’re a really awesome group. They’ve worked very hard. We challenged them a lot, and every time they stood up and they met our challenge and so it was a really fun group to coach and I’m very proud of them.”
Outside hitter Annalaura Williford said, “That was my first one at OLA and it’s my third year on the team, and I’m just really glad I got to end the high school season with a win.”
Setter/ Right side hitter Avery Matheson said, “Definitely all of the early mornings and all of the hard practices that got us to the win that we got, and I think the most prominent memory would be the moment that we won and everybody dog piling. That was the best experience.”
Williford and Matheson were the only two seniors on this year’s team.