Lyons, GA – October 13, 2023 | Coach Tom Broadnax | Article by Coach Terry Goodwin
The Lady Netdawgs’ journey this season ended with a challenging match in Fairburn against the #2 ranked 2A team, Landmark Christian School. This game marked the end of the road for several dedicated seniors and their esteemed head coach. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the seniors: Anna Patrick, Scarlett Stanley, Martasia Burton, Anabel Cruz, and Neveah Fletcher for their relentless commitment and exceptional performances. Their on-court moments have been a treat for the eyes.
A look at the seniors’ season contributions:
- Anna Patrick: Racked up a team-high 137 kills, 81 service points, 23 aces, and 15 blocks.
- Scarlett Stanley: Led the team with 76 digs, alongside 103 service points and 35 aces.
- Martasia Burton: Topped the assists chart with 159, adding 44 service points, 14 aces, a block, and 4 kills.
- Anabel Cruz: Dominated with 153 service points, a team-leading 71 aces, 4 kills, 158 assists, and 23 digs.
- Neveah Fletcher: Though she couldn’t get clearance from GHSA to play, Neveah remained a vital team spirit, always putting in the effort during practice and being an invaluable teammate.
Introducing the rest of the squad:
- Makayla Brewton: Achieved 111 service points, 45 aces, 89 kills, 4 blocks, 4 assists, and led the underclassmen with 45 digs.
- Madison Brown: Secured 17 service points, 5 aces, 16 kills, 5 assists, and 9 digs.
- Arianna Hill: Led the underclassmen in multiple areas with 141 service points, 59 aces, 94 kills, and added a block, 3 assists, and 44 digs.
- Alivia Patrick: Contributed with 2 kills and 8 digs.
- MaKenzie Kilgore: Finished with 8 service points, an ace, 42 kills, led the underclassmen with 10 blocks, and added an assist and 4 digs.
- Emma Wright: Managed 129 service points, 46 aces, 4 assists, and 13 digs.
A special note on Mr. Tom Brodnax, who led the program for over two decades. Tom’s leadership turned the Lady Netdawgs into a formidable force capable of competing against teams studded with club players. A big thank you, Coach Broadnax, for your invaluable contributions and for creating countless memorable moments.
As this chapter closes, the search begins for a vibrant, new leader to take the reins and guide the Lady Dawgs into the next era.