Georgetown ended Lake Highlands’ volleyball season last weekend in the regional semifinals, 25-20, 25-16, 25-17. There was no return trip to state for the Wildcats, but being one of the last 16 teams still playing in 5A was a great achievement considering the loss of 10 seniors from the previous year and the adjustment to a new coach.

"We had a very successful season and went places no one else really believed we would go," senior Caroline Henton said. "Even though the Georgetown match was pretty hard, everyone played with extreme heart which is all that matters."

Despite going undefeated a second-straight year in District 9-5A, LH was a bit overlooked going into the playoffs because of early-season losses against stiff competition, while the team was coming together.

"We were so pumped to have gone farther than expected," senior Chrisitna Flanagan said. "Everyone put their all into the Georgetown match. It was tough to get past their huge block, but other than that we played off the charts. They had two D-I [Division I college] commits and we dug them like crazy."

Georgetown (39-9) won the regional the next day and advanced to the state meet. LH finished with a 31-13 record on the season and maintains strong tradition going into next season.

"Even though I believe we deserved to [go to state] I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our season," Flanagan said. "I loved every girl on that team and we all got along so well. It was definitely one of my favorite teams/seasons ever."

Returning players include standout middle blocker Matalee Reed, outside hitters Emily Hillman, Ann Jaggars and Kristen Gavigan, and setter Hollyn Adams.

"I’m sad that volleyball has ended but it was a good run," Henton said. "I will miss every moment that I spent with those girls."