Volleyball team starting to get net results

Senior co-captain Kaitlyn Neel has key role in team’s success


Gazebo Photo by Mary Elaine Mitchell

Senior Kaitlyn Neel has set school records for career digs, kills and aces.

Although Stratford’s volleyball team lost its first three competitive games of the season, victories over West Laurens and Jackson this week gave the Eaglettes some much-needed momentum.

The Eaglettes are led by coach Rachael Chabot and assisted by Kate Blankenship.

Senior Kaitlyn Neel, a co-captain for the team, has high expectations.

“I really want to have fun,’’ she said. “I want everyone to get along on the court, have fun, and try our hardest.”

Kaitlyn has been playing volleyball for six years now and has been a member of the varsity since her freshman year. She holds the school records for career digs, kills, aces.

“Over the past four years we have gotten to know each, and we kind of understand each other,’’ she said. “She can now trust me a lot since i’m a senior, and I trust her a lot as well,” she said.

The volleyball team has a tough schedule ahead with games against rivals Mount de Sales and Tattnall.

“I think, both games will be good. Mount de Sales will probably be our biggest competition,” Kaitlyn said.