Tuesday, October 24, 2006

2006 Champs!

Take a look at the 2006 Conference Champions as well as the 2006 Tournament Champions!! We ended our season 10 - 0, finishing first in both the conference and tournament. The girls earned 2 trophies for our trophy case and 2 banners to hang in our gym!

We ended our season playing our rivals and beating them in four games. The first game we lost 15 - 25, then came back to take the next three games in a row: 25 - 21, 26 - 24, and 25 - 20.

Kristen and I had a great time being able to get to know these girls a little more and being able to encourage them in volleyball as well as their spiritual walk. On Friday, after our big victory to seal the undoubted season, Kristen and I discussed just how temporal this world is. Even after just a couple hours after our defeat, we were already feeling as if it was not really as big of a deal as we thought when we were in the midst of the battle. In comparison to eternity, it was just a silly volleyball game; however, it is so refreshing to think that even in this our God can be glorified. Our girls' prayer all season was that they would continue to have a great testimony win or lose. I am so thankful for this spirit and the maturity they demonstrated in keeping the sport in perspective. I truly believe that our God was glorified in these girls actions and attitudes in the ups and downs of the game.

This is our player who received several individual awards for her playing this season. We affectionately call her our "wham bammer". She led our team with 79 kills! (Volleyball Lingo for - Spikes that were unreturnable!) She was awarded "Player of the Year" and "MVP of the Tournament"!!

Again, Congratulations girls!! You made your coach proud!!


Shannon said...

Congratulations! I was hoping to get to come to the game when you told me about it earlier, but then with everything else going on, I forgot! Glad you had a great season. Will you be a little less busy now?

Tim St. Clair II said...

Congratulations! What an awesome season!

Thanks for thinking and praying about us! We love you guys!

juliechall said...

Congrats - that's awesome! You must be so excited. It's such a great opportunity to get to know those girls and impact them.

NorthernChic said...

Congratulations!! That is a great record and a good lesson for the girls...things on this earth really don't compare to the things of heaven!! Tell Don hey and to keep his chin up with all the studying:) (I am so thankful for this world of blogging to stay posted on old friends!)

jeileenbaylor said...

I'm so proud of you and your team Katrina. You are amazing!