A TK-12 Christ-centered,
College Preparatory School

Volleyball - Middle School Girls - A Team

Team Roster

Coaches

Athletics Roster

Olivia Hopkins - Head. Coach | EMAIL

Coach Hopkins is a native of Charlotte, NC. She attended Independence High School where she also played varsity volleyball before going on to play at the collegiate level at Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, she was an Academic All-American and a member of the Big South Conference All-Academic Team. She earned a BS in Interior Design from Winthrop and graduated summa cum laude. Her coaching career includesfour years at Sun Valley Middle and High Schools and two seasons with Carolina Juniors club volleyball. Hopkins joined the CDS coaching staff in 2016.

Karen Ernsberger - Assistant Coach | EMAIL

Coach Ernsberger is originally from Chicago, IL. She was a four-year varsity athlete at Dade Christian School in Hialeah, FL, and a two-time intramural volleyball champion at Bob Jones University. Ernsberger holds a BS in Art Education and currently teaches art at the middle school and high school level at Covenant Day School. Coach Ernsberger has a cumulative nine years of volleyball coaching at Covenant Day, having joined the staff in 2005.

Achievements

Lauren Villarreal '08 (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

Kayla Osterhus '10 (Wingate University)

Jessica Pace '11 (Pfeiffer University)

Shelby Nassar '13 (Wingate University)

Megan Embry '15 (Anderson University )

Christina Goforth '15 (Berry College)

Hannah Billiard '15 (Berry College)

Charissa Coleman '16 (Gardner Webb University)

Sarah BIlliard '17 (University of Virginia)

Kristen Seibert '17 (Wofford College)



A TEAM

Volleyball - Middle School Girls - A Team

Game Recap 9/7/2018 vs Providence Day

On Friday, our Middle School Lions played an away game at Providence Day. Some changes in the lineup and offensive strategy enhanced the team's ability to move and cover the floor along with improved passing. Lauren Rogers made her first kill as a middle hitter and also served her first-ever ace! Set scores were 15-25 and 19-25. Coach Hopkins was pleased that the Lions didn't give up, fought hard, and made some clutch plays. She is excited to see where the team goes from here!

Game Recap 9/4/2018 vs Cannon

Our MS-A team was on the road to Cannon School for their game on Tuesday, 9/4. The team struggled to find a rhythm on the court, and dropped two straight sets to the Cougars, 17-25 and 10-25. MaKayla Mabry went on a tremendous 7-point serving run in the first set to keep the score close for the Lions. Her efforts in moving the ball and making plays gave the team some spark. Defensively, Caroline Dunlap hustled and played strong, and Ally Macurda came up big at the net. Coach Hopkins said the team is still working on playing together and making good passes, which will allow the team to utilize its offense more efficiently.

Game Recap 8/30/2018 vs Charlotte Christian

The Middle School Volleyball Lions hosted the team from Charlotte Christian on Thursday, Aug. 30th. Our girls played well together and made some good scoring runs against the Knights. Lila Engstrom provided solid leadership along with veteran players, Ally Macurda and Caroline Dunlap. Lauren Rogers and Grayson Ward made their volleyball debuts and did a great job in their respective positions. Coach Hopkins was encouraged that despite the 0-2 loss, the girls stayed positive and didn't let errors get them down. The team will travel to Cannon School on Tuesday 9/4 for a 4:15 game.