Red-Hot Lady Indians Seasoned For Historic 2020 [VIDEO]
The Lady Indians are 10-1 to start the 2020 season…that’s crazy! There’s no denying that the excitement around the program at Lumpkin is better than ever before.
“I’m so excited,” says coach Haley Dibble. “I knew we would be pretty competitive…but they have been blowning my expectations out of the water. They’re killing it.”
Lumpkin returned four seniors from last year’s state playoff run, which was a season that also saw the team set a school record of 22 wins.
“We’re always trying to improve,” says Dibble. “I’m obviously trying to get at least get to the Sweet 16, and hopefully at least a step or two further. We definitely have the talent. That’s my goal, to at least get one step further than we ever have before.”
The girls are a flawless 4-0 at home, and 6-1 away from Dahlonega. The success has led to a much-deserved #7 state ranking in Class 3A. Winning at this point in the program’s history is now the expectation.
“For a long time we were a new team, We’ve been here long enough, I think we’ve kind of figured out how to play and what to do,” adds Dibble. “I think we’re pretty good – a pretty solid program.”
The team is led by seniors Isabel Davenport, MaKenzie Caldwell, Reagan Spivey, and Savannah Phines. Juniors Kiersta Trammell and Victoria Crotzer are also standouts on the team.
“They’re so special,” states Dibble. “It kind of makes me emotional thinking about them together, because they’ve been playing together for so long. It really feels like a family. It’s amazing to see how they’ve grown together.”
The Lady Indians take their 9-match win streak into Thursday actaion against Fannin County.
Digital Copy of Interview – Haley Dibble
Digital Copy of Interview - Haley Dibble