Volleyballers finish with historic 13-7 record

Aalekhya Tenali, Business Manager

The Lady Wildcats concluded their volleyball season with a 13-7 overall record after being eliminated in three sets, 33-35, 15-25, 14-25, by the Satellite Scorpions in Tuesday’s district semifinal round. Their earlier Monday night 25-11, 25-19, and 25-21 triumph against Space Coast in the quarterfinals made school history, marking the team as the first to ever win a district volleyball game.

“The satisfaction of being a part of the creation of a positive volleyball environment for West Shore has made for a great experience this season,” Nikki Anagnostis, current JV and former varsity coach, said. “My goals and expectations for the [upcoming seasons] are to continue growing as a group while providing training so that players can also better themselves individually.”

In fall of 2010, the Lady Wildcats had finished with a 5-12 district record and ended their season after being shellacked by the number one seeded Rockledge High School team. In comparison, this season’s 13-7 campaign marked the first winning season in school volleyball history and brought many other firsts and success along with it.

“I feel that this the first season that we all came together and became like family,” said junior Amanda Farthing, who has been a varsity player for three years.

The players are celebrating their season with a party Saturday at sophomore Hannah Krasny’s house. The annual end-of-the-season banquet is yet to be planned.