Season marked with success for Volley Belles, first year coaches

After three months of hard work and dedication, and competing in more than 20 games, the Volley Belles ended their season with a tough three-set loss to Fayetteville at the 6A State Tournament in Cabot on October 29. The team finished sixth in the 6A Central Conference with an overall record of 14-11-1. They were 6-8 in conference play.


This was the first year for Head Coach Jorge Martinez and Freshman Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Jessica Crow. Despite the season ending sooner than they’d hoped, the Volley Belles had a lot to celebrate.


“We made the Gold Bracket at every tournament we competed in, including Spikefest, the Lady Cat Tournament in Conway and the Fort Smith Invitational,” Coach Martinez said. “We also had signature wins over North Little Rock and Bentonville West this year.”


Individually, several players were recognized for their play. Millie Allgood ’22, Lauren Marendt ’20 and Maddie Walters ’20 were awarded All-Conference honors. Millie was also named an All-Star at the State Tournament. Additionally, Coach Martinez was selected to serve as the conference’s All-Star Coach next summer.


“Coach Crow and I both feel like solid groundwork for future success was laid this season,” Coach Martinez said. “We can’t wait for next season to begin.”


Congrats to the Volley Belles and their coaches for an exciting season!


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