Hard to believe-only three weeks away from a new season adding to the success of last years team. With several new recruits making an impact right away and those returning gives Coach Spooner a reason to set the bar even higher this year. “Last year we made it to Nationals but no better than 7th. This year our goal is to advance to Regional semi-finals and at least the National Semi-final. From each of those steps anything can happen.” Coach Spooner also noted once again the strength and dominance of several teams in the region. “Lincoln Christian is once again the favorite along with Maranatha Baptist Bible College. After that I really believe the region is wide open for another team to step up and challenge those two. Why not the Tigers?” Last year was the most successful year since 1996, having gone to the ACCA National tournament for the first time ever and winning 11 matches.
This will be another year of youth with only two juniors in ACCA All-American Joee Spooner and Tabitha Ryan. The rest of the team will be led by ACCA All-American Naomi Kemper one of three returning sophomores and the incoming freshman class. That brings a healthy balance of position players and much needed competition for individual positions.
The Match Schedule is listed on the web site and the Practice Schedule for the first two weeks is listed below.
August 16th- 2-5 pm.- First practice- Player orientations/handbooks and playing.
August 17th-Tuesday-August 20th-Friday- 10:30-12:00 AM- Conditioning Practices
August 17th-Tuesday-August 20th Friday- 1:30-5pm- Regular practices-
August 21st- Saturday- Noon-2:00- Scrimmage- Alumni Team
August 23rd-Monday- 26th -Thursday – 2-5pm
August 27th-Friday- Great Lakes Christian Invitational-
The rest of the practice dates and times will be given once players class schedules are reviewed.