Diamond Preview 2020: Commerce
2019 was a very special run for the Lady Tigers, who just about advanced to the 1A title game. The encore rolls into 2020, where almost all of the star players are back to make this season end a bit more favorably.
Head Coach: Melissa Mullis, 3rd Season
2019 Record: 23-9; Class 1A State 3rd Place; Region 8-A Champions; #3 State Ranking
Head coach Melissa Mullis on the expectation for 2020 is very clear: “Win 8-A Region and State Championship,” says Mullis.
Key Departures: N/A
Key Returning Players: Carson Hobbs, Rachel Morgan, Gabbie Deaton, Maggie Mullis, Emma Davis, Grace Hobbs, Lexi Darnell, Landry Kate Martin, Kendall Peters, Anna Taylor, Kylee Taylor, Paige Vickery, Geneva Wynne
This list is incredible. It starts with Carson Hobbs, Rachel Morgan, Gabbie Deaton, and Maggie Mullis. All of whom are All-State players from last season. Then you have Emma Davis who missed ’19 with an ACL injury and Grace Hobbs healthy after an ACL injury during basketball season. So much talent here.
Strengths & Areas of Focus
Strengths: Team unity, common goals, ability to play the game
Focusing On: Perseverance and performance under pressure