Girls Volleyball tryouts were held May 26-May 28. Each group of hopeful players were screened in the lobby of the CCCHS gymnasium. The standard questions related to coronavirus were asked regarding symptoms and any contact with someone that may have possibly had the virus. Once screened the applicants were instructed to wait until the tryouts began at the appropriately distanced areas that were marked to denote where six feet apart was.
“It feels great to be back in the gym,” Coach Andrew Taylor said. “The coaching staff and I are excited to see the student athletes again and interact with and teach them again.
“We have 43 trying out this year, and every one of them is a fantastic volleyball player. It makes trimming that number down to 23-24 even harder and it’s the part of the job that is the most difficult. We lost four starters last year, but I told the returning players that our goal is still to win district.”
One hopeful applicant is Zowee Dillard.
“I’ve been playing volleyball since the sixth grade,” Dillard said. “I played at Westwood and travel volleyball all over the state. I’ve missed playing so much. I don’t think I’ve hit something over the net in nearly two months. I’m looking forward to seeing how everything turns out as far as the roster goes.”
Another player that tried out is Madison Pruitt.
“I love playing volleyball,” Pruitt said. “I’ve played since seventh grade and the coaches at Coffee County Middle School definitely helped prepare me for the demands of high school sport. I’m extremely happy to be back playing.”
The roster should be finalized by July 26.