The Lady Lions faced a grueling road schedule as they entered the tournamnet season this year. After playing three nationally ranked teams while at the Rose City Classic in Tyler, Sophomore Jenna Hampton emerged with all-tournament honors. The following weekend the team took on nationally ranked Iowa Western and Brookhaven and left the day with one win and one loss. Sophomore Jenna Hampton tabbed another all-tournament nod along side sophomore Madison Little.
When the Lions returned home to play in their own NCTC Invitational, they again beat Brookhaven, and took the win over Cedar Valley and Wharton County only dropping a match to Trinity Valley. Sophomores Breanna Crain and Madison Little were named to the all-tournament team after impressive defensive performances and an all around good tournament.
Sophomore Breanna Crain was named Region V Player of the Week to close out preseason play and open conference after pushing into the top 15 nationally ranked total number of Digs.
Conference Week 1
The Lady Lions opened Conference on the road at Cisco College. The team was led by the Sophomore pin trio of Kaleigh Conger hitting at a .278 clip, Madison Little hitting a .344, and Kamryn Weaver notching a .353 percentage. The Lion Defense was anchored by sophomore Libero Breanna Crain, who chipped in 15 Digs to close out the match.
The second match was played at Southwestern Christian College with another dominant pin performance by Sophomores Madison Little and Kaleigh Conger. Sophomore Jenna Hampton opened the match with 3 kills on a .333 clip and added 4 aces to the match. Kamryn Weaver had 6 aces in 2 of the sets played.
Following the opening week, Sophomore Madison Little was named Region V Player of the Week.
-The Lady Lions enter Conference Match number 3 to defending Title Holder Hill tomorrow night
-Breanna Crain currently sits in the top 50 Nationally Ranked defenders in Total Digs and Digs / Set
-Both the Lions and the Rebels enter Thursday Night's match undefeated in Conference