Volleyball Team Takes
Fourth in District Play
The Lady Tiger volleyball team wrapped up its 2001 season on Nov. 3 at the District Tournament in Shawnee, Kan. Cowley won its first two matches, defeating Pratt and Independence, but then lost its next two, to Neosho and Garden City. The 2-2 finish gave Cowley fourth place in the District.
Cowley’s season ended with a 21-20-3 record. Four players earned post-season awards. Sophomore Megan Houk and freshman Natalie Wheaton were named first-team All-Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division, while freshman Karissa Thomas was named to the second team, and sophomore Kassie Hargrove was an honorable mention selection. First-year Head Coach Joanna Howell told The Cowley Press, “It feels good to have a season under my belt. Overall, we had a great season. It was a great learning experience for the girls and me. We have a lot to work on to get ready for next season.” Houk, from Valley Center, said the team showed improvement. “Throughout the season, we became stronger as a team,” Houk said. “Toward the end, we knew how everyone played and what to expect from each individual.”