KATY (Covering Katy News)—The Seven Lakes Lady Spartans volleyball team can reflect on an historic season, even if it fell short in the state final.
On Saturday, at the Curtis Culdwell Center in Garland, near Dallas, the Lewisville Hebron Hawks won their third consecutive state championship, defeating the Lady Spartans, 3-0.
The Hawks finish with a 41-7 record. The Lady Spartans finish with a 28-8 record.
Despite the setback, the Seven Lakes team has much to be proud of. It was a co-champion of District 19-6A and made its first-ever state tournament appearance. It defeated Pearland Dawson and Clear Falls to claim the Region III-6A title to earn its place in the final four teams of the tournament.
Friday, the Lady Spartans defeated Helotes O’Connor, 3-1, to make it to the state final. Helotes is near San Antonio.
This was the first year for Lady Spartans coach Amy Cataline. She came to Seven Lakes in May following nine years as volleyball coach at Fort Bend Austin. In 2015, Cataline led that school to the state final, only to fall short against Hebron—the first of its three titles.
Making it to the state finals in her first year as Seven Lakes coach is a proud accomplishment, and Cataline and her squad have enjoyed a remarkable season.
“I’m just so proud of them,” Cataline told the Houston Chronicle. “They made school history by being the first volleyball team at seven Lakes to make it to the state tournament, so we’re leaving with our heads held high. They did something no one else has been able to do in the last 12 years the school has been open. They started the beginning of a legacy, and they’re leaving a big mark.”
The squad has much to be excited about going forward, as there won’t be too much turnover. Only five of the 16 players on the roster are seniors.