Three Lady Raider athletes were named State Players of the Year in their respective sports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently.
Celeste Fitzgerald, a May graduate and libero on the volleyball team, concluded her stellar high school career by leading the Lady Raiders to the 6AAAAAA State Championship in the fall, the third of her career. Also named an All-American by MaxPreps, Celeste will continue her volleyball career in the fall at Georgia State University.
Liz Norman, a junior tennis player who played #1 singles throughout the season, led the Lady Raider tennis team to its fourth consecutive 6AAAAAA State Championship in the spring. The Lady Raiders avenged three losses during the regular season and region tournament to Region 5 rival Etowah in beating the Lady Eagles 3-1, including Liz’s point at #1, in the state finals.
Erin McBride, a May graduate and four-year starter on the Lady Raider lacrosse team, led her team to the 6AAAAAA State Championship as well. The third time was the charm for the Lady Raiders as they beat the Milton Lady Eagles for their first state title in their third consecutive meeting in the finals. Erin will take her lacrosse talents to Notre Dame in the fall.
Congratulations to each of these three ladies on fantastic seasons in 2015-16.