Meet the Cougars - GCHS Senior Volleyball Athletes

August 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

MEET THE COUGARS

INTRODUCING

The Class of 2020 Senior Athletes for Grayson County High School Lady Cougar Volleyball

senior team pictureClass of 2020 Senior AthletesSenior Athletes for Grayson County High School girls Volleyball

Keep reading to find out a little bit more about each of these athletes and wish them well this season! 

Best wishes to all of you for an amazing senior year - soak in this last year of high school, make some great memories, and enjoy the game!  

MACKENZIE

volleyball sports pictureMackenzie WilloughbySenior athlete for Grayson County High School Volleyball

  • What position do you play?
    Back-row 
  • How long have you played this sport?
    6 years 
  • What if your fondest memory of playing this sport?
    The friendships I have made 
  • Have you ever received any medals/recognition in this sport?
    Lettering the past 3 years 
  • How has playing this sport affected you for your future?
    It has taught me how to work with a group, to trust each other and build a bond that will last a lifetime. 
  • If you could play for any Pro team, who would you play for?
    Louisville 
  • Who is your role model? Who do you look up to?
    My mom, she has set the stepping stones for my life and showed me who I should be by always staying true to myself and doing what I believe is right. She has made me the person I am today. 
  • Who would win a battle between Spiderman and Batman?
    Spiderman
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    Be outdoors, hanging with friends and family, and sleeping. 
  • If you were any animal what animal would you be? Why?
    I would be an elephant. They are strong, loyal, and unstoppable. 
  • What are your plans after you graduate?
    I plan to become a elementary school teacher and sculpt the minds of young children! 
  • As you are completing your senior year of high school, is there anything you would like to tell your parent(s)/guardian(s) about the impact they have had on you?
    I would like to thank my parents for doing anything for me, and helping me become the person who I am today. I wouldn’t be as strong willed and determined. 
  • Tell me about the accomplishment you are most proud of (can be related or unrelated to the sport/team)...
    I am most proud of my academics, because I work hard to get all A’s in order to have a successful college life and career later in life. I work hard now, so it can be easier later. 

ALEXIS

Senior volleyball playerAlexis HartSenior athlete for Grayson County High School Volleyball

  • What position do you play?
    Setter
  • How long have you played this sport?
    7 years
  • What if your fondest memory of playing this sport?
    The time when our senior last year (Laura Higdon) tripped over a chair and landed in a face full of pizza
  • How has playing this sport affected you for your future?
    It has taught me leadership and teamwork
  • If you could play for any Pro team, who would you play for?
    Team U.S.A
  • Who is your role model? Who do you look up to?
    My mom
  • Who would win a battle between Spiderman and Batman?
    Batman
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    Dirt track racing 
  • If you were any animal what animal would you be? Why?
    A dog because I love dogs 
  • What are your plans after you graduate?
    To go to ECTC

RYLIE

volleyball pictureRylie HayesSenior athlete for Grayson County High School Volleyball

  • What position do you play?
    Hitter
  • What other sports do you play?
    Marching Band and FFA
  • How long have you played this sport?
  • What if your fondest memory of playing this sport?
    making life long friends
  • How has playing this sport affected you for your future?
    it’s taught me the value of teamwork 
  • Who would win a battle between Spiderman and Batman?
    Spiderman
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    play instruments and hangout with my family
  • If you were any animal what animal would you be? Why?
    horses because i’ve grown up around them
  • What are your plans after you graduate?
    go to college and pursue a agriculture career 
  • As you are completing your senior year of high school, is there anything you would like to tell your parent(s)/guardian(s) about the impact they have had on you?
    I’d like to thank my Mom for always being my number one supporter and hauling me around to band, volleyball, and ffa. I know my dad couldn’t always come to everything but I’m still so grateful for all he has done and always asking me how I did when I got home. I’d also like to thank my mamaw for taking me to and from my practices and always getting me food!
  • Tell me about the accomplishment you are most proud of (can be related or unrelated to the sport/team)...
    My biggest accomplishment was when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior


MADDIE

Volleyball poseMaddie DuvallSenior athlete for Grayson County High School Volleyball

  • What position do you play?
    Outside, middle, and weak hitter
  • What other sports do you play?
    Softball
  • How long have you played this sport?
    7 years
  • What if your fondest memory of playing this sport?
    Improving and surprising myself through the seasons
  • Are you looking to play in college or in the future?
    Yes
  • How has playing this sport affected you for your future?
    I’ve met some of my best friends from this sport and it’s made me want to be a collegiate athlete
  • If you could play for any Pro team, who would you play for?
    University of Kentucky 
  • Who is your role model? Who do you look up to?
    I look up to my teammates, they push me to be the best version of myself 
  • Who would win a battle between Spiderman and Batman?
    Spiderman
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    Hangout with my friends and practice sports
  • If you were any animal what animal would you be? Why?
    Lion, they are powerful
  • What are your plans after you graduate?
    Attend college and become a nurse practitioner 
  • As you are completing your senior year of high school, is there anything you would like to tell your parent(s)/guardian(s) about the impact they have had on you?
    They’ve all pushed me to be the person I am today and I’m extremely thankful for each person that has played a role in my life
  • Tell me about the accomplishment you are most proud of (can be related or unrelated to the sport/team)...
    Being a hard worker and achieving my goal of all regional tournament team in softball 2 years in a row

GRACIE

Senior volleyball poseGracie VanMetreSenior athlete for Grayson County High School Volleyball

  • What position do you play?
    Backrow
  • What other sports do you play?
    Track & Field 
  • How long have you played this sport?
    Since 7th grade, about 6 years
  • What if your fondest memory of playing this sport?
    the adrenaline rush before games and being goofy with my friends 
  • Are you looking to play in college or in the future?
    I haven’t fully decided yet, but most likely not
  • How has playing this sport affected you for your future?
    It has brought me multiple new friendships that I am thankful for and has shown me how to work together as a team to achieve a common goal
  • If you could play for any Pro team, who would you play for?
    USA
  • Who is your role model? Who do you look up to?
    My mother 
  • Who would win a battle between Spiderman and Batman?
    Spiderman
  • Does your team have a nickname for you? If so, what is it?
    Gravie
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    Hang out with my family 
  • If you were any animal what animal would you be? Why?
    Dolphin, because they’re cool
  • What are your plans after you graduate?
    To attend college at Western Kentucky University 
  • As you are completing your senior year of high school, is there anything you would like to tell your parent(s)/guardian(s) about the impact they have had on you?
    Thank you for both believing in me even whenever I didn’t believe in myself, I am so thankful for such supportive parents 
  • Tell me about the accomplishment you are most proud of (can be related or unrelated to the sport/team)...
    Maintaining all A’s and B’s throughout my high school career 

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