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November 15, 2013

Second straight playoff appearance highlight of Lady Rams’ 2013 volleyball season


“Everyone adapted to that situation, and they adjusted to the changes I made on the front row. They adjusted to every situation, and it was good to know they could handle those.”

Eggleston will say goodbye to graduating seniors Allen, Erin Burgeson, Brittany Guill, Sydney Vasquez, Ashlynn Robinson and Emiley Loya.

Eggleston has been the head coach every year the seniors have been in the volleyball program.

“It is hard to lose a group like this that is so special to me,” Eggleston said. “I will miss the relationships I have built with them as well as miss their skills on the court.

“Bethany went in as a defensive specialist in my first year and her freshman year in a playoff game and has never left the floor since. The only words I said to her was to not let any ball hit the floor, and she didn’t.

“It’s those kind of things I will miss

“Watching Erin grow as a setter after I pulled her up in her sophomore year was also special, and these are the things I will remember about this class. Same thing with Brittany, too. I pulled her up in her sophomore year. She led in kills in a lot of games this year.

“Sydney Vasquez and Emiley played junior varsity last year but came up this year and were big contributors, and I will also miss Ashlynn although her senior year she was injured most of the time, but she was a big influence on the younger players.

“I will miss this class.”

Next year Eggleston will welcome back libero Mason Malone, hitters Ashley Valdez, Caroline Clarke, Maxi Shultz, Scarlett Eaton, Emily Rogers and Bailey Simonton, defensive specialists Bre Hinojos and Kaleigh Aaron, and setters Riley Bullock and Sami Hickey. Hickey filled in nicely for Bullock as a second setter when Bullock suffered a season-ending injury.

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