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."
Four Dallas-area Teams with the best shot at winning a UIL 2020-2021 Volleyball State Championship Title
2A - Crawford (33-3, 14-0, 91.2% win percentage)
Crawford won the 2A 2019 UIL Volleyball State title after a clean sweep over Jewett Leon (25-19, 25-20, 25-20). During this unprecedented 2020 season, the Pirates have proven that they are as strong as ever. Crawford posted an undefeated district record of 14-0 with an overall record of 33-3. According to MaxPreps, the Pirates are currently ranked No. 3 in the Texas Conference 2A rankings behind No. 2 Iola (13-1) and No. 1 Beckville (30-2). Crawford is coming off of a hard-fought 3-1 win over Bremond. The Pirates are looking ahead towards what could be their second straight state title.