Hooper Presley Excited For New Opportunity At San Marcos
By VYPE Media's Olivia Jones.
After an exciting and productive career at Kyle Lehman High School, junior basketball player Kayla Presley transferred to nearby San Marcos High School and is ready to play the 2019-2020 season there.
"Receiving the award sophomore year made me realize that hard work does pay off," said Presley, an athlete who's coming off back-to-back seasons with a UIL 25-6A first-team all-district honor.
Playing on a new team after two seasons at Kyle Lehman can be a daunting task, but Presley is excited and ready for what's ahead.
"Coach [Brad] Taylor taught us that we are more than just teammates [and] we're family," she said of the bond that she had with her former coach and team.
Presley cherishes her time with Kyle Lehman and plans to have a similar experience this season. She's been playing with many of her San Marcos teammates since she was a child, so she believes they have "chemistry and just need to yield the reaction to create a product."
By product, she means playoffs. When asked about her expectations for this season, she is confident that her team will make the postseason by taking it one game at a time.
She credits her academic success to her chemistry teachers, Ms. Pope and Mrs. Englehardt, for pushing her to be the best student she can be in school, and is also excited for this basketball season and her team being coached by Veronda Kendall, who she calls Coach K Swizzle.
The Lady Rattlers will definitely be a team to watch this season, as Presley adjusts to her new role with them and works towards earning her third straight first-team all-district honor. This time, it would be in her new UIL 26-6A home.
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