Lanett Volleyball ends season in regional tournament – Reuters

Lanett volleyball ends its season in a regional tournament

Posted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Lanett varsity volleyball team wrapped up its season in the AHSAA Regional Tournament last week to cap off a rollercoaster season for the Panthers.

The Panthers had to overcome several issues on and off the field that made the season one they will never forget.

Lanett’s head coach, Krisse Story, has completed her eighth year as a coach and she is proud of how her daughters overcame their struggles.

Story also learned a lot over the course of the season.

“I learned the importance of resilience and perseverance,” Story said.

“It’s one of the things I preach to my players. You have to persevere in the face of adversity. My girls have done it this season. We have learned to fight through adversity.

Story plans to use the offseason to develop her coaching skills by attending clinics and learning more about volleyball.

“I want to take my coaching to another level,” Story said.

“I think it’s important for me to produce great players. I have to be a great coach.

After the Panthers lost to Bayshore Christian in the regional tournament, Story left his players with a few parting words.

“I just let them know how much I appreciate their hard work,” Story said.

“I appreciate my elders. They were unable to play their second year due to COVID. I let them know how much I loved coaching them. I focus on coaching. We just left the gym today. We try to get stronger. They play basketball, so it also helps them for the basketball season. I let them know that we will set up individual meetings, but we are limited in what we can do after the season.

Lanett will lose four seniors, but they will also sack several key players.

The story hopes develop its young players to become leaders.

“We’re already looking for camps,” Story said.

“Our parents help us. They are instrumental for us. They joined the program. We try to find things for girls who don’t play other sports so they can continue to develop as volleyball players. I have wonderful parents.”

The Panthers won’t be able to have team activities until the spring.

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