Last night, our 3 volleyball seniors, Anslee Stephens, Megan Milian, and Tori Garett, played their last game in the Panther Indoor Stadium. For all the seniors, it seemed to go by too fast for them; from all the pre-game meals to the bus rides home when you win, but also tough losses, “… the whole team basically becomes your sisters…”, says Anslee Stephens. To get a certain perspective of what the past four years was like for these girls, playing in the Panther Pit and being in front of the crowds, I asked them how it’s affected them, as a player and as a person. In response, Tori Garett stated, “Being apart of something that matters to me, the school and our community has made me realize how beneficial support is in your life. Having another family outside of your home is so important to ensure happiness and success.” For Megan Milian, her favorite memory has always been “walking out on the court and seeing our community come out and cheer us on is incredible and definitely game-changing.” When senior night rolls around every year, there are lots of emotions about it being the last game they’ll ever play here, but it can also be an exciting memory because you know you’ve made your mark at this school and you know you’ve left it all on the court.
With all the different emotions, the Lady Panthers still pulled off a win against Stephens County, 25-16 in the first set and 25-8 in the second set. Then , winning against Westminster, 25-8 in the first set and 25-17 in the second set. Come out and support the Lady Panthers volleyball team at East Hall on Thursday, September 27 at 6pm and 7pm!!