Rugged schedule awaits hopeful Lady Cyclones

1:40 am | August 13, 2013

A restructured Three Rivers Conference will see perennial volleyball powerhouse Sullivan South added to the mix in 2013. Elizabethton’s Lady Cyclones are apprehensive, but excited to take on the challenge.

Photo by Danny Davis2013 ELIZABETHTON HIGH VOLLEYBALL TEAM: From left, (front) Shelby Whitehead, Kaylee Cobb, Stephanie Pearson, coach Leslee Bradley, Catherine Cusack, Haley Griffin, Emily Hodge, (middle) Chloe Hambrick, Madisyn Umphrey, Abbi McKinney, Summer Reece, Hannah Hulshult, Abbi Pierce, Sarah Slagle, Jacqueline Startt, Rachel Robinson, (back) assistant coach Patrick Roberts, Emilee Carver, Michaela Bier, Hannah McAdams, Mackenize Norwood, Kelsi McKamey, Ruth-Ann Walters, Michayla Miller, Megan Pietrowski, Rikki Wagner, Jordyn LeVeau, Sophie Everrett, Kennedy Richardson and assistant coach Donna Townsend.

Photo by Danny Davis
2013 ELIZABETHTON HIGH VOLLEYBALL TEAM: From left, (front) Shelby Whitehead, Kaylee Cobb, Stephanie Pearson, coach Leslee Bradley, Catherine Cusack, Haley Griffin, Emily Hodge, (middle) Chloe Hambrick, Madisyn Umphrey, Abbi McKinney, Summer Reece, Hannah Hulshult, Abbi Pierce, Sarah Slagle, Jacqueline Startt, Rachel Robinson, (back) assistant coach Patrick Roberts, Emilee Carver, Michaela Bier, Hannah McAdams, Mackenize Norwood, Kelsi McKamey, Ruth-Ann Walters, Michayla Miller, Megan Pietrowski, Rikki Wagner, Jordyn LeVeau, Sophie Everrett, Kennedy Richardson and assistant coach Donna Townsend.

The Lady Rebels defeated Knox Bearden and Columbia in the Class AAA State Tournament at MTSU before falling to Brentwood last season — and have moved down in classification for 2013.

“South is always a volleyball powerhouse,” said Lady Cyclones head coach Leslee Bradley. “But I think it only makes everyone in the conference and the conference as a whole stronger. It is possible for two teams to come out of a district and end up at the state tournament.”

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