Madison Warlick - Class of 2018
Outside Hitter and Defensive Specialist
Albemarle Showcase Tournament - Sept. 24, 2016
I wanted to personally update you on my varsity team's latest tournament. Although we we weren't tournament champions, we walked away knowing we played with heart and gave it our personal best. Often I am the utility player, "it's yes coach, wherever you need me." So if you watch the highlight video you will see me as an Outside Hitter, Right-side Hitter, Defensive Specialist and Libero.
My favorite quote is: "Some where behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is the little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back...play for her." --Mia Hamm
This is why I play volleyball and want to continue at the next level.
Highlight Stats from Coach Mark Ragland
The Patriots started the Showcase tournament off sluggishly against former Commonwealth District foe, Brooke Point, dropping all 3 sets. The scores of the sets were 25-21, 25-19, & 25-17. Some of the bright spots in the match were the 6 kills by Emery Hawkins & 5kills by Katie Schnell, and 9 digs each by Schnell & Madison Warlick.
In the second match of the day, the Patriots had a strong team effort in a tough loss to eventual tournament Champion, Oakton. It was the first contest ever between the two school. The Patriots took set 1, 25-18, and then battled Oakton to an extended stanza before succumbing on a 30-28 deficit. In set 3, Oakton started heating up as they took the match by a 25-20 margin. Gabbi DeGennaro had a strong match at the net, racking up 10 kills while hitting a blistering .667. Meanwhile Madison, Warlick had 16 digs, and Sarah Hanssen had her second consecutive 20+ assist match.
In match 3, the Patriots took on former long time Western District foe, E.C. Glass. The Patriots used their superior height at the net to take the match 25-19, 25-16. Emery Hawkins led the Patriots at the net with 6 kills while Madison Warlick registered 13 service points, 7 aces, and 7 digs.
In their final match of the day, the Patriots were not able to hold their momentum after taking set 1, and lost to another former Commonwealth District foe, North Stafford. The set scores were 26-24. 15-25, & 10-15. Katie Schnell racked up 4 aces, while Madison Warlick accumulated 7 kills to go with 6 for Danielle LaRosa, who hit .500 for the match. Victoria Bickley led the team with 11 digs in the contest, while Warlick had 10 digs.
For the tournament, Madison Warlick led the team with 41 kills, while getting very balanced kill support from fellow front row players, Gabbi DeGennaro (26), Emery Hawkins (25), Katie Schnell (24) and Danielle LaRosa (20). DeGennaro led the team in blocks with 9, while Hawkins had 8, and LaRosa had 6. Sarah Hanssen led the team in assists with 120, while Warlick had a team high 58 digs and Victoria Bickley had 39. Hanssen also led the team in aces with 10 and service points with 44.