Despite being a first-time starter at libero, Rafnson was an integral part of a Lady Commodores team that advanced to the North Half title game and finished with a 16-7 record, and because of Rafnson’s leadership and acrobatic playing style, she is the 2010 Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year. (November 16, 2010, Page 1B)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores had a lot on their mind during Thursday’s match at Lewisburg. Having fallen to the Lady Patriots twice during the regular season, and with a second-straight trip to Jackson for the state tournament on the line, the Lady ‘Dores played an emotional first game.
Eventually, however, the momentum swung in Lewisburg’s favor and the Lady Commodores were never able to recover, dropping the match 3-1 (15-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16). (October 8, 2010, Page 7A)
“She was very aggressive at the net. We kept feeding her balls and she was putting them away,” Filocco said matter-of-factly following Lafayette’s 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) victory at the LHS gym. (September 15, 2010, Page 9)
Last season’s run to the Class 4A state tournament has lit a fire under the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball team.
That fact was never more evident than on Tuesday, when despite beating Water Valley 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-14) the Lady Commodores still wanted more. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)
A day after LHS defeated Senatobia to win its first district match of the season, the team turned around Tuesday and recorded another important district win over WVHS. LHS topped Senatobia 3-0 on Monday and then handled Water Valley with the use of a solid service game and aggressive kill shots.
For LHS coach Rachel Wenzel, playing back-to-back days was a good thing because her team will have to play three matches on Saturday in the Tupelo Volleyfest. (August 25, 2010, Page 9)
A fast start led by senior leader Squirt Hunt and well rounded play from a bevy of players proved to be two pivotal reasons why the Lafayette Lady Commodore volleyball team defeated Corinth 3-0 Thursday night in the LHS gym.
LHS, which beat Corinth 25-8, 25-18 and 25-19, earned its first win on the season thanks to some great serving by Hunt, powerful kills by Shaquilla Isom and some overall good defense led by libero Charlotte Rafnson. A key timeout in the third set by assistant coach Cathy Worley also made a difference in the win for the Lady ‘Dores. (August 20, 2010, Page 7A)
If experience breeds confidence, the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball squad has nothing to worry about in 2010.
When Lafayette hits the court today at Tupelo for its season opener, its roster will be overflowing with both, confidence and experience.
Less than a year removed from the playing Center Hill in the Class 4A state championship match, the Lady Commodores will accept nothing less than another shot at bringing home a title.
And with a squad that boasts six seniors, second-year head coach Rachel Wenzel likes her team’s chances. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)