For the team, especially the three seniors, it was a great way to end the season (Photo: Submitted)
BY: Micca Terrell
State lawmakers honored the Pleasant View Christian School varsity volleyball team with a special proclamation for their victory in the Tennessee State Independent Athletic Association (TSIAA) Division II Tournament this fall. State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-25th District) and State Representative Mary Littleton (R-78thDistrict) bestowed the honors on the volleyball team in early December. Head Coach Denise Steverson, who has been coaching the team off and on for nearly a decade, said it was exciting to see the girls reach this milestone for the first time.
“The team came from behind to win, and it was exciting to see them pull together at the end,” Steverson said. She credited the more experienced players for working with the newer ones to help them understand how the team dynamic works.
Steverson said they all seek the good of the team, and when asked by Sen. Roberts who was the best player, “they all looked at each other,” and no one would take the credit for being the star of the team. She explained that three seniors are on the team, so this will be a good way for them to end their athletic careers at PVCS.
“I think I’m most proud that they pulled together. It’s very much a team sport, and their determination really helped them. They understood the assignment,” Steverson said.
She said the team members were encouraging to each other throughout the season, and she has seen some growth in everyone.
“I’ve grown as a coach, and they have grown as a team. This was a level we reached together,” Steverson said.
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