SUGAR LAND - Three years ago Seven Lakes made history marching into the Regional Final for the first time ever.
The lone player still on the roster today from that team – Ally Batenhorst.
The Under Armour All-American and her now fellow seniors have gotten the Spartans back within a win of the UIL State Tournament following a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) victory over Pearland Dawson on Monday at Wheeler Fieldhouse.
"Freshman year I was obviously the youngest and I was looking up to a bunch of people," Ally said. "My older sister (Danielle) was a great leader to me and I think now being a senior I think I'm in the same position she was and I learned from her in that way. I'm more of a leader now for the team instead of a follower."
Star Volleyball players Logan Lednicky (George Ranch) and Trinity Watts (Liberty University) recently tested their verticals with us when we were able to re-open again due to the pandemic. Both girls have been training with us for over 5 years, through our group strength + conditioning and yoga classes and private training.
Both girls play volleyball and unfortunately, their season got cut short in March, leaving them to "rest" for over 2 months. The funny thing is when they came in, both claimed to not have been training like normal and were worried of testing low. When they least expected it, they both set NEW PRs! We all stopped and looked again, re-tested, and re-measured just to make sure because of the huge increase in their vertical, both adding 2-3 inches to their last testing. As soon as we confirmed their new verticals, we knew exactly why this happened. They rested. They allowed their bodies to truly recover through our yoga classes.