Lady Pirates Set Sights on District Foes

Senior middle blocker Savanna Whitworth is ready for revenge this year. Standing six feet tall, Whitworth says that the team is better than ever and is known for their skill in ‘hitting’ – the part of the game most onlookers like the most – and looks forward to battling Royse City.

“The day before any match, I start focusing on what I need to do to play my best,” Whitworth said. “When it’s game time, I am super focused on the plays I want to accomplish, and I accomplish them.”

Junior setter Madison Helt has her sights on the Lovejoy match and says that the team has to mentally and physically prepare for that day.

“We work well as a team, and we focus on unity during practice,” Helt said. “But there’s nothing like game day when we are honed in on our opponents.”

Helt says that she and her teammates make it a tradition of playing “Wobble” in the locker room and dancing to relieve game day jitters.

“We work together for one point, and we come together. We have to be able to trust each other, and we have to have fun. Dancing and being silly gets us in the right mood,” Helt said.

The fans help Whitworth focus and she hopes to always give them something worth their time.

“I definitely play better because of them,” Whitworth said. “Seeing families, friends and people who support Pirate volleyball make us all strive to be better.”

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