SAN MARCOS, TX – Although they did not post many victories during the season, San Marcos Academy’s Middle School volleyball team did score a big first this year by competing in a district. The Middle School squad joined the Christian Athletic League of San Antonio (CALSA) in volleyball this season, giving them the chance to play 14 games in all. “I expect that several of these girls will be the core of what will be a very solid varsity team in a few years,” Coach Toby Wade said. “Having a middle school team and playing a good full schedule will benefit our programs incredibly down the road, but just as important to me is that our girls all seemed to really enjoy playing and competing. We had a lot of fun.”
The team finished the year by playing in the CALSA district tournament Oct. 10-11 at the Salem Sayers Gym in San Antonio. Emma Hartsock of San Marcos was named to the All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the event.
“I have really enjoyed coaching these young ladies,” said Wade, who was assisted on the court by Coach Jennifer Jannett. “They are a super group. Most of them haven’t ever played volleyball at all or had very minimal experience, but they worked hard, kept a great attitude and you could really see the improvement as the year went on. They are very intelligent and had a great team chemistry.”
Several other Academy Middle School teams, including a boys flag football and a coed soccer team, are also competing through the CALSA league this year, giving a boost to the overall Middle School program at the Academy.
by: SHELLEY HENRY
Communications Director – San Marcos Baptist Academy
Celebrating the end of their first season in the CALSA district, San Marcos Academy Middle School volleyball team members show their spirit with Coach Toby Wade. The team includes Rebecca Cox, Megan Pizana, Kayla Chandler, Coach Toby Wade, Rusti Wade, Jamie Lambert and Emma Hartsock, who was named to the All-Tournament Team. Not pictured are team members Ashley Dennie, Mallaree Kent and Ji Hee Yoon. (Photo by Don Anders)Email | Print