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percentages, and who continues to grow into a more confident player with each and every game, Cowan said.

“When we played Lutheran North, we came back from a 14-22 deficit to win the game 26-24,” she said. “They didn’t give up in that game, or at all throughout the season. “Morgan Levy was our best defensive player,” Cami said. “Morgan hustled to make sure no ball hit the ground without her going for it. Hannah has the most incredible spirit; if it weren’t for her enthusiasm, the girls might not have made it through the majority of our games.”

“Cara led the team in assists percentages and assists per game and has pushed herself to the limits and back again this entire season, and that has rubbed off on everyone,” Cowan added. Next season looks really promising with the return of some key players, and with the rising class of 2017. “I like the talent that this eighth grade class has shown throughout their season and I can’t wait to see how they’ll contribute next year,” Cowan said. “I’m really excited to teach these athletes and to bring them to the next level. I also believe we have a couple of potential college players coming up!”

Montgomery is excited to work with the rising eighth graders, and to see which of her girls will excel on next year’s Varsity Volleyball Team. This year’s Varsity Volleyball Team set has set the bar high Junior Jill Rosenkrantz prepares to for next year’s squad with a bump the ball during a junior varsity volleyball game. record-setting season en route to a District Championship, and competing in the state championship play-offs. “There were so many high points to this incredible season,” said Lauren Cowan, the head coach for varsity volleyball. “Beating Pope John in our final district game solidified our number two seed entering the district tournament. During that tournament, we came back from a 0-2 deficit to win the number one seed entering the state tournament, becoming the District 4A Champions for the first time ever in school history!” Spearheading this record-breaking season was junior Sarah Friedman, who leads the team in kills, attack percentage, digs and blocks. “Sarah understands her role and plays it to the best of her ability at all times,” Cowan said. “She knows what to do; when the team needs something she is always there.”

The Varsity Volleyball Team captured the school’s first-ever district championship, and made a run for the state championship.


“The team will miss seniors Elle Wermuth and Cara Sheena next year,” Cowan said. “Elle is such a great leader. She has taken the leadership role head on and has led her team all the way through this season, and the girls have followed her.

Joining Friedman again next season is junior Belle Bressler, who leads the team in aces and serve

Young Cross Country Team Competes at District, State “The team’s performance at the Houston Christian meet was a turning point in our season,” said David Berthold, the cross country coach. “The conditions were very tough for the runners with it being a cold and very wet day. But, the entire team came, braved the mud and all of the team members saw a marked improvement in their personal best times.”

Fielding a young team, Coach David Berthold hopes to build off this year’s momentum with young runners who competed at district and state meets.

Throughout the season, at least one runner finished in the top 25 of every race, despite several new athletes, Berthold added. “Sophomore Mara Kushner and eighth grader Joseph Fields had never run competitively before this season, and yet both ended up ranked high in our district,” Berthold said. “At the district meet, Joseph came in fifth overall, and Mara placed 15th. They worked hard all season and demonstrated strong improvement at each and every race.” Kushner and fellow sophomore Sarah Stein also qualified and competed in the TAPPS 4A State Meet in October.

Kotarot - Fall 2012  
Kotarot - Fall 2012  

The fall issue of the Kotarot recaps this year's successful 12th Annual Joy of Education (JOE) Dinner, features pictures from throughout the...