From Coach Strait:
Tuesday night, the Lady Indians ended their season with a loss to Morley Stanwood Mohawks in the first game of Regionals.
As a team, we were faced with so much adversity from the start. In addition to COVID, we lost a huge member of our coaching staff, Miranda Vincent. Through the ups and downs of the season, we were reminded that we were just grateful to be playing the sport that we all loved.
At the end of the regular season, we sat in 4th place. This is not where we wanted to be and we set our goals on winning districts. With some determination and a new mindset, we were able to accomplish that goal. This year we will be graduating five seniors.
Alexis Strait is a four year starting setter. In her career, Alexis has racked up 311 aces (good enough for Michigan record book), 1,401 digs, 2,001 assists, and 758 kills.
Career awards -
- 4 time All-Conference
- 3 time All-Region
- 2 time All-State (waiting on senior year)
- 3 time Muskegon Area Dream Team (waiting on senior year)
Cassie Watson is a three year varsity starter. Cassie started as a front row player and graduated to a six rotation player. Cassie played a huge role for us in districts and came alive the last three weeks of the season. Cassie's career stats include 389 kills and 459 digs.
Naomi Thompson also started her role as a three rotation player and graduated to a six rotation player. Naomi had the top serving percentage on the team. She became an integral role in our District win.
Emily Hodges has been a consistent middle for us the past two years. Emily was always a positive force on the court and was able to get us some touches during the big games.
Kara Davis is a four year player. Kara is one of the best teammates I have coached. Her encouragement to her teammates was unlike any other. Kara was able to get onto the court in the final game of Districts. Kara was able to come in during an intense game and provided some crucial plays that we needed to win districts.
I am so proud of these five seniors and the rest of the White Cloud Lady Indians on their amazing finish to the season.