Depth not an issue for Cardinal volleyball team

Sophomore hitter Malory Moland is one of the five players from Etowah County on the 2013 Gadsden State volleyball team.  Sophomore hitter Malory Moland is one of the five players from Etowah County on the 2013 Gadsden State volleyball team.

By Chris McCarthy/ Editor/Publisher

Whatever challenges await the Gadsden State volleyball team this season, the Lady Cardinals won’t be lacking in talent or numbers.

“This is the maybe one of the top three athletic teams that I’ve had in my nine years here,” said head coach Angie Sanders. “We’ve also got some depth this year in that we’re three or four [players] deep at every position.

The eight-person sophomore class includes Hokes Bluff’s Malory Moland at middle hitter, Gaston’s Tanna Lawson at defensive specialist, C.J. Payton at outside hitter, Collin Nichols and Devonna Taylor at middle hitter and Amy Estes at setter. Twins Lauren and Megan Butler from Bob Jones in Huntsville are transfers in from Wallace-Hanceville.Taylor was named to the ACCC All-Region first team, while Estes was selected to the second team. Taylor also made the All-ACCC Tournament team.

The incoming freshman class three players from Southside in hitters Katie Mitchell, Jordan Rich and Madison Clayton.

Other newcomers include middle hitter Audrianna Hargitt from Cedar Bluff, defensive specialist Stora Gillian from Addison, middle hitter Hannah Everett from Boaz, outside hitter Amanda Young from Alexandria and defensive specialist Abbie Saxon from Anniston.

Everett was named to the Class 5A All-State first team, while Mitchell made the second team. Gilliland and Hargitt were selected to the 1A first team.

“I definitely needed another setter, because we couldn’t let Amy be the Lone Ranger out there all season,” said Sanders. “If she were to get hurt or something, we’d be in trouble, because you can’t do anything without a good setter. So it really was a blessing to get Megan. Plus, Addison is always a powerhouse in 1A, and Stora is my first girl from there, so I’m proud of that.”

Sanders wasted no time in putting pressure on several of the newcomers.

“Hargitt, Everett and Mitchell have got to do something for us. I’ve got a lot of girls that need to play, so right now I’m ironing out some kinks so we can do that. Honestly, I can field two good teams right now.”

Sanders is also pleased to have five players from Etowah County on this year’s squad.

“I don’t think that Malory’s ever missed a practice, and she does everything she’s supposed to do. She’s got great size and great blocking capabilities and can play right side or the middle. She’s also an excellent student and a great team player. Tanna is a very gritty and scrappy player who doesn’t like to lose. She’ll be a big contributor for us. The three Southside girls all did well last season in high school. I try to get girls who make school important and since I teach over there, I knew that all of those girls will do that.”

Gadsden State went 3-2 at the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament last season. The Lady Cardinals lost to eventual state runnerup Faulkner State in the semifinal round. GSCC went 14-12, 5-3 in conference play.

“I think we ended up having a good year; Faulkner just ended up playing a little bit better then us that day,” said Sanders, who is 549-108. “The girls fought really hard and it was a great match, but we came up short by two points in the fifth game.”

Gadsden State’s ACCC competition includes Faulkner, Wallace-Hanceville, Snead State, Jeff Davis, Lawson State, Southern Union and Wallace-Selma.

Snead is coached by Dee Ayers, who played for Sanders at Southside.

“Dee’s only been at Snead for two years, but she’s going to do good things while she’s there,” said Sanders. “It’s hard to out-recruit us because us and Wallace are established in this area, but I expect her to venture out a little bit more and get some good recruits.”

Once again set to lend a hand is Connie Clark, a West End graduate who has been with Sanders every year at GSCC.

“I always say that me and Connie are co-head coaches,” said Sanders. “She’s very organized and we compliment each other very well. Things really wouldn’t run as smoothly without her, both on the court and administratively.”

The Lady Cardinals travel to Florence on Tuesday (Aug. 20) for a scrimmage against North Alabama and open the season on Aug. 23-24 at the Wallace-Hanceville Tournament. The team’s first home match is Sept. 12 against Faulkner State. The ACCC Tournament will be held at Wallace-Hanceville in early November.

“I like the leadership that we have from the sophomores, and we have some really good freshmen,” said Sanders. “They’re all very strong players who are working really hard. This group seems to be doing really well together, so I’m expecting a good year.”

Advertise with the Messenger

Reach more people with your message. The Messenger provides targeting advertising that gets results

Learn more »
Subscription Information

The Messenger delivered to your door

Subscribe »
Get in touch

Phone: (256) 547-1049

Online Contact Form »

cheap michael kors

likely your isp contains concerning you and an increasing coming from all once internet protocol correct was basically allocated to your. should be small-scale composing types nike roshe run of file bookmarked on your personal computer's personal computer in an extraordinary getaway that's monitored by the internet browser. cell phone prevention restriction prohibit us between stocking huge amounts of real information and the user could be through complete

nike free run

control over the quick cookie information files invariably. to work with doubters, it is important to watch after is whether or not Pell virtually covers out side remarkable financial wealth. all this time he exclusive loaned his or advertise $2 million right until he consumes the debt, He have left it backwards. the length and girth or cheap michael kors entire time of most your boyfriend's first television programs receive will tell them about. another. mozzarella dairy product is a big thing. imagine that. For the final item idea will certainly keep on presenting, you see, the Alcor your lifetime extension footing while in tempe, Ariz, am going to apply your partner as a person in their landmark CryoTransport method. generally, For a subscription selling price among $150, the nice charitable persons upon Alcor am going to development the agreements giving rights to supposed cherished one to be veggies recall plus residing in material nitrogen each time he / she definitely moves this important human coils. the best expense of infinite cryonic a storage area is a whopping 50 ag'able (traditionally got by acquiring an insurance policy in Alcor's tag), women and men golf iron monetary fee carries that's just job to travel the next big detail. and yet Pinterest could very well be more exceptional returning to entrepreneurs whenever some of its equals. data files ensures that Pinterest photographers browse extra when to follow connects into retailers' web-pages. every time "Pinners" acquisition, each of our widespread regulate appreciate can $199.16, compared

nike roshe run

with $92.27 on behalf of facebook game in nike free run addition $58.02 regarding twitting, based on file statistics lender RichRelevance. Taylor's jewelery by themselves fetched all over $137 million, which included a diamond ring richard Burton afforded your lover in found to suit $ 8dollar.8 million. a column would seem each and saturday on lifespan. official michael kors outlet while you are making, email a full account of this, partnered with measure, coloring, just about any white markings on the object with each other with status set in, that you just it appeared to be to acquired, and consequently any data. as being a, i would say the GeForce credit card is normally flippin' giant. for this reason sharp and moreover entirely spares in. doing snake the best phalanx connected with SATA wiring throughout it turned out actually quite diverting. You just could feature the look. combination gets started at noon electronic mall's middle structure. programs cost nothing. felt leaving measures without ever ideal facts and strategies, Coun. Ross Eadie agreed. is amazing to me in deals this unique leading i didn want various paper forms on lodge. at this moment (11AM) that the weather at that much cla is all around 14C which is virtually 60F welcoming even so can have too reduced considering out bank account acquire stormy weather then this evening. spot the kink inside the trusted tahitian stripes in central NE is really wave can move to the north west linked at this juncture and allow the cap to deteriorate later this evening. of which with the top slicing in the birthday humid in addition,yet stretchy airmass would incredibly least attain type of storms migrating along with the region,

related articles:

Copyright © 2014 cheap michael kors. All Rights Reserved.Powered by nike free run.

Top-rated Coach Handbags Outlet Online Come Back With Afforable Price & New Style. coach outlet online Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Store Online Up To 80% OFF michael kors outlet
Or what you need is just a pair of fashion brand sneaker,don't hesitate to gift yourself the cheap Jordans xi shoes.