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Younger Player Adds Strength to Varsity Womens Volleyball

8th Grader Sierra Roberts is a Standout on the Team
Mckenzie Washko
Outside Hitter Sierra Roberts, blocks during a game. The 8th grader is a star on the Womens Volleyball team.

The Varsity Womens Volleyball team had a successful season with an overall record of 13-9. 

One key player who contributed to the Lady Braves’ wins was rising star and eighth grader Sierra Roberts. Sierra was a standout athlete on the team this year. She was the team’s outside hitter, attacking and blocking from the left side.

The sport of volleyball has had a big impact on Sierra’s journey through life. 

“Volleyball has definitely made me so happy and such a better person,” Sierra said. 

Sierra is one of only two middle schoolers on the team and is the only middle school starter. 

Her journey with the game started four years ago when she would go to the gym and watch her sisters, Cami and Mercer, play the sport. She said that constantly watching her older sisters play helped her learn a lot about the sport. 

Sierra plays outside of Socastee at a club level for the Grand Strand Juniors. She is thought very highly of by her teammates and coaches. 

“Her volleyball IQ is as good as any upperclassman’s court smarts,” Coach Christine Gifford said.

She said her strength on the court is as strong as any player of any age in the last five years at Socastee. 

“Sierra will continue to make a name for herself through her volleyball career,” Coach Gifford said. “Besides being a great athlete, she is coachable and her team adores her.” 

Sierra said she hopes to continue her volleyball journey after high school. 

“I’m hoping to play volleyball in college, D1, and I really want to play at LSU,” she said.

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McKenlee Angel
McKenlee Angel, Staff Writer
McKenlee is a senior who joined Yearbook this year. She joined Yearbook because she enjoys taking photos and capturing important moments. Outside of Yearbook, McKenlee loves to hangout with friends and family, go to the beach, and shopping. She plans to go to college after graduation this year.
Carson Barfield
Carson Barfield, Staff Writer
Carson is a senior who joined Yearbook because she feels that capturing the moment is one of the most important ways to remember life. For the past six years, Carson has been a soccer player at the high school, where she enjoys high competition and challenges. She also enjoys the beach, her dog, shopping, friends, and family. 

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