Spiking Success: A Recap of Lanham Christian School's Volleyball Season
As the final whistle blows and the volleyball nets are carefully packed away, the Lady Lions of Lanham Christian School can look back on a season that was both challenging and exhilarating. From nail-biting matches to triumphant victories, the team’s journey this year has been nothing short of inspiring. To capture the essence of this memorable season, we sat down with some key players to get their insights, experiences, and thoughts on the highs and lows of the game. Join us as we delve into the heart of Lanham Christian School’s volleyball season.
Our first interviewee is Christal Newman, a seasoned player with three years of volleyball experience under her belt. When asked about her favorite team to play against, she didn't hesitate to mention Takoma, sharing a humorous insight into the middle blocker's antics. Christal expressed disappointment in matches against Riverdale and SMCA, shedding light on the team dynamics and the challenges they faced. In terms of glorifying God on the court, Christal emphasized using the body that God gave her to the best of her abilities and expressing gratitude for every successful play. Her fondest memories include the camaraderie during rides to the palace and the uplifting pre-game devotionals. Looking forward, Christal has plans to continue playing volleyball in college, a decision influenced by her parents. As for other sports, lacrosse or basketball might be on the horizon.
Khloie Dela Pena
Next up, we spoke with Khloie Dela Pena, the Co-Captain who plays as an outside hitter. Khloie reflected on the growth of the team, noting significant improvements since the previous season. Winning a home game against Takoma was a highlight for her, showcasing the team's progress and the support they received. When asked about her future in volleyball, Khloie expressed a desire to continue playing even after high school. Khloie shared a personal mantra, "Keep your hair down and your head up," encapsulating the spirit and determination that fueled the team's success this season.
Brie Mouton, highlighted the tension and competitiveness in a game against Riverdale as her favorite, emphasizing the team's resilience. Brie noted improvements in consistency and communication as key factors contributing to the team's success this season. With aspirations to play in college and even the Olympics, Brie's passion for volleyball is evident.
Finally, we spoke with Trinity, a first-year player whose infectious energy adds vibrancy to the team. Trinity's favorite team is Kings, and she shared her experiences of glorifying God on the court and cherishing the memories of her first home game victory. Despite the challenging "suicide drill," Trinity looks forward to playing volleyball in the upcoming LCS school years and beyond.
As the curtain falls on Lanham Christian School’s volleyball season, it’s clear that the Lady Lions have not only played the game but lived it. The bonds forged, lessons learned, and victories celebrated all contribute to a season that will be remembered for years to come. These interviews offer a glimpse into the passion, dedication, and faith that define the spirit of Lanham Christian School’s volleyball team. Here’s to the athletes, the victories, and the unwavering team spirit that make every season extraordinary.