The volleyball teams at Freeport High and Freeport Middle School are finishing up pre-season preparations for the 2018 season.
The High School program is under the direction of third-year coach Catherine Meyer, who has posted a 22-23-1 overall record since arriving at FHS in the summer of 2016. That year, Meyer’s inexperienced squad built a 10-15 record. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs were a surprise team in the area after bumping their record to 12-8, and returning to the state playoffs for the first time since 2014 after defeating Bozeman in the Class A District-4 semi-finals.
This season, the Lady Bulldogs look to return to the playoffs with the help of seven returning varsity players, and the infusion of an athletic group of ninth graders that Meyer believes will be good enough to contribute right away. The squad will play eight of their fifteen scheduled games at home, including the season opener against Rocky Bayou on Tuesday, August 21st. Admission to regular season home matches is $4.00.
The Middle School program is under the tutelage of second-year coach Nicole Pryor, a graduate of Freeport High School and multi-sport standout at the school from 2004-2008. The Lady Bulldogs will play nine of their sixteen regular season contest at home, with their first home match being against Seaside on Thursday, August 30th. The squad will also compete in the conference tournament on October 15th. Admission to home matches is $4.00 for adults and $1.00 for students.
*Photos courtesy of Defuniak Herald