Varsity Volleyball Represents Homeschool Sports with Great Success!

blackandgoldOn Saturday August 23rd, the Varsity Crusaders had the opportunity to travel to UNCP for the Black & Gold Tournament. We joined 9 other teams from around the area: Midway, Northwood Temple, Lee County, Purnell Sweet, Grays Creek, Lakewood, Union Pines, Antioch Christian, and West Bladen. Out of the 10 teams attending the tournament we were the only homeschool team, and many people probably counted us out from the beginning.

We quickly proved ourselves as we advanced through pool play, only dropping 2 sets. One to Lakewood and one to Union Pines. At the end of pool play Lakewood was the #1 seed on our side and we were #2, both teams went to the Semi-finals. We were matched up against the #1 seed from the other pool, Lee County. They were a tough opponent and took the first set 12-25. We came back fighting the second set, but near the end Lee got the momentum and won with a score of 18-25.

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2014 Crusader Volleyball

 

The Crusaders are excited to announce our summer and fall volleyball schedule for 2014!  We will offer MS, JV, and Varsity squads for homeschooled girls ages 10 & up.  Our program is very competitive, filled with lots of hard work, sweat, and FUN while maintaining our focus on Christ.  Cost for the competitive season is $225 plus fundraising.  One hundred dollars of the fee is due by June 20th and the balance by August 15th.

 

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Open Volleyball Gym

969844 10201329812461790 1805872163 nCome out on November 22nd and play some volleyball!  We will hold an open gym from 3:00-5:00 at Massey Hill Baptist Church Gym on Southern Ave.  Cost is $3 per athlete.  Two courts will be available. This is for middle school age players and up with some volleyball experience.  We will be holding sessions for beginners after the first of the year.  

2014 Intermediate & Advanced Volleyball Camp

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The 2014 Crusader Volleyball Camp was a huge success.  The Crusader and Berean programs came together for a week of hard work and sweat.  

Coach Leo Sayles and his staff led the girls to huge improvements in all aspects of their game.  Coach Sayles also inspired the girls to be "all in" in everything they do.  It will be exciting to see all the squads implement the great things they learned during camp.  The Berean varsity and Crusder JV and MS teams will be forces to reckon with! 

Varsity girls beat Alumni 3-1

1146542 10201139358740566 2025153571 nAt the Fourth Annual Alumni Game, the varsity squad held on to beat the alum 3-1 in an exciting match on August 6th.  After winning set 1 by a wide margin (25-14), the varsity squad had to work hard to hold off the alumni as they got into a good groove together in set 2 (25-23).  The Alumni fought hard in the 3rd set to win 25-23 but fell in set 4 with another close score of 26-24.995991 10201139353220428 1242424241 n It was a fun (but sweaty!) night of volleyball, and it was great to see some of the graduated Crusaders back on the court. Overall, the Alumni and varisty are now tied with 2 wins each.  Alumni participating were: Emily Farrington Smith ('04), Molly Farrington ('10), Julie Barnett ('07), Joy Barnett ('10), Katherine Meakem ('12), Kirstin Gebert ('13), Jordyn Cimbura ('12), and Samantha Patterson ('11).933907 10201139357540536 1726281042 n

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