Coach Christine Scott was named volleyball Coach of the Year in the Central Washington 2B league, after leading the Liberty Bell Lady Lions to a 7-1 league record and their first playoff appearance in six years.
“Coach Scott is building a strong volleyball program here at LBHS,” Liberty Bell activities director Michael Wilbur said in an email. “She has shown an impressive commitment to helping her players get better, and her hard work is clearly paying off.”
“We all look forward to seeing what she and the strong core of players that remain from this year’s team accomplish in the coming years,” Wilbur added.
Scott, who completed her fourth year as coach, deflected the credit to her players.
“I want to thank my volleyball girls for showing up to practice and each game, day in and day out, for working hard and achieving our goals,” Scott said.
The Lady Lions have a talented sophomore class that includes Jadyn Mitchell, who earned first-team all-league honors. Sophomores Caitlyn Cooley and Shae Taylor were honorable mention.
While Scott found success with a young team, she also relied on three seniors: Hailey Dammann, Hannah Bakke and McKenna Ott. Dammann and Bakke earned second-team all-league honors this year.
One year ago, Mitchell was honorable mention as a freshman, along with Dammann, who was a junior.