Utilizing the proven leadership of senior Natalie List, the middle hitter just achieved Raiders’ All-time blocks leader; Craig coached her at NRV and followed the player to NCS in 2015. List and setter junior Katherine Lake work together and are dependable, vocal and strong captains. We welcome our transferring junior middle, Elizabeth Giles, who played for Craig at NRV and proved to be a hard hitting smart player. She wanted to join List as the Raider’s power-house blockers. Bringing back our sophomore “hitting twins,” right side Grace Wenk and outside Grace Whitesell, the youngest at 14, the two played on Craig’s NRV 16 travel team. The Varsity Raiders also welcomed two eighth graders, a transfer Libero Elizabeth Dixon and Chloe Hunt an outside hitter were incorporated to develop the future of the varsity volleyball program.
Together, these dynamic girls are seven super talented players, who know the game and have already pounded out an undefeated record this season. Coaches “Big T” and “Little T” are so honored and thankful to be working with incredible parents, a supportive Booster Club and one outstanding administration.
Please come support these two teams each week and join their fabulous cheering sections, whom the girls appreciate so much; that roaring support motivates them to bring home the wins. September 30 at 6:00 pm will prove to be particularly exciting as it’s the Pack the Gym in Pink night —a volleyball sponsored, school-wide fundraiser for Carilion’s Every Woman’s Life. Be sure to join the Back-to-School Bonfire on Hooper Field right after and keep that Raider spirit burning bright!