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Laurens Academy High School


By: Gerald Doolittle

Laurens, S.C. -The Lady Crusaders of Laurens Academy has had a very productive 2017 season by winning both regular season and region tournament volleyball titles of SCISA Region 2-A.

Coach Shannon McGee led both the Middle School and Varsity teams to the winning seasons as both teams were regular season Champions and then on October 14th won the Region Tournament at W.W. King Academy.

The Middle School team defeated Cambridge Academy 2-0 in the semi-finals and Richard Winn Academy 2-1 in the finals. Emily Abercrombie and Sarah Grace Natiello were named to the all-tournament team.

The varsity team swept Newberry Academy 2-0 in the semi-finals and W.W. King 2-0 in the finals. Katelyn Suttles and Taylor Campbell were named to the all-tournament team.

Head Coach Shannon McGee was named the SCISA Region 2-A Coach-of-the-Year. Ruthie Moore was the Region Player-of-the-Year. Campbell and Suttles also made the All-Region team.

The varsity team advanced to the Class A State Tournament in Myrtle Beach and was eliminated in the quarterfinal round.

The Lady Crusaders won matches over St. Johns Christian and Curtis Baptist and came up short against Cathedral and Wardlaw. In tournament play Ruthie Moore had 21 kills. Taylor Campbell had 6 aces and 19 kills. Kinsley Atkins had 8 kills. Reagan Williamson had 9 aces and Katelyn Suttles had 4 kills.

On the season Moore had 389 kills, 66 blocks, 97 digs and 47 aces. Campbell had 157 kills, 144 digs and 87 aces. Atkins had 129 kills, 85 aces, 33 digs and 16 blocks. Florence Mitchell had 127 digs, 70 aces and 27 kills. Suttles had 345 assist, 29 kills, 42 digs and 36 aces. Williamson had 283 assist , 58 aces and 22 digs. Kerington Armstrong had 19 digs and 3 aces.

 “Overall, we had a great season”, said Coach McGee. “It ended with a strong well fought battle against Wardlaw. Already planning to return next year. We only have one senior in Taylor Campbell who has been a great asset to our team. All the girls have shown dramatic improvement over the season and I am already looking forward to another successful year next year. We finished 2017 with a 20-12 record and we will try to better that next year.”



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