The Fuquay Varina High School volleyball team ended one of its most successful seasons this fall. The Bengals finished the season with a 13-8 record and finished in fourth place in the Tri-9 Conference.
The Bengals have set some school records with back-to-back winning seasons while also making the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.
The Bengal Volleyball Team was lead by All Conference picks junior Abby Findley (first team) and junior Saraya Klink (second team) while the Most Valuable Player was awarded to junior Alex Barnett. Senior Dana Lingenfelser led the team on and off the court as captain this season and leaves the program with 32 total victories as a three-year varsity player (2nd highest in school history). Other letter winners for FVHS include seniors Hannah Miller and Erin Baker, sophomores Sydney Price and Supriya Caton and freshmen Morgan Sonnendecker and Maddie Sonnendecker.
Coach Jeff Pagel, who received the Tri-9 Conference Coach of the Year award for the second year in a row, is proud of the progress that the program has made over the past few seasons and is excited for what the future holds.
“We have come a long way as a program to get past the dark cloud that has been over our heads for years,” said Pagel. “We no longer are the Fuquay Varina team that everyone expects to beat, but are now a dangerous team that other schools are afraid to play.”
The Bengals look to keep the winning tradition and upward climb in the conference with eight of the 12 players returning for the 2013 season.