It was all smiles recently when Covenant sent off three seniors with a victory.
Lily Kell, Erica Clay and Katie Pack were all on the court helping the cause as the Lady Lions defeated Restoring Hope Christian Academy in straight sets.
It came just one night after Covenant pulled off one of its biggest victories of the year, beating previously unbeaten conference leaders West Academy.
The three seniors were ecstatic after their back-to-back victories, which helped the group finish 12-10 overall and 10-3 in conference games. Coach Chris Madewell has happy to have them carry the squad this season.
“With losing five seniors last year, we needed someone to fill those roles. The seniors have played a big role on our team this year,” said Madewell.
"Each has unique talents that helped the program stay competitive despite losing the majority of the roster that claimed a state championship last season."
“Lily has been solid for the past two years as a middle hitter. Her height and agility has made her one of our best blockers,” said Madewell.
On Clay, Madewell added, “Erica has really stepped up this year. She has matured as a setter and hitter and has made a huge impact.”
Pack was also praised for her relentless approach to getting better.
“Katie is one of the hardest workers. She has put in a lot of time to get where she is today. She has been a solid defender from the back row.”
Covenant dipped its toe in postseason play Thursday, facing West Academy in a rematch after playing just a week before in the regular season. With two starters out, Covenant dropped the match 3-1. The loss ended the team’s season.