Dixon Lady Bulldog Season Preview
As with all high school sports teams in coastal North Carolina, the fall sports season in 2018 was affected by the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The Dixon Lady Bulldog volleyball program did not let the adversity prevent the program from continuing its history of success on the court. In 2018 the Lady Bulldogs finished 10-4 overall and 6-1 in the Coastal 8 1A/2A Conference.
As with all high school sports programs, every season is a new challenge to put the most competitive team on the court. Team chemistry and senior leadership are also key components you need to develop over the summer. After team camp in July and the team being together over the summer, Dixon volleyball has a positive outlook for the upcoming season. Dixon returns five seniors for the 2019 season. Sarah Maready, Payton Jeffers, Paige Dingler, Marissa Silance and Emma Silance will lead the team. Junior Ryleigh Whitekettle 6’3” will anchor the Middle Hitter position for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Dixon JV volleyball team has experience with nine sophomores and seven freshman on the roster for the 2019 fall season. A positive sign for the future of the volleyball program. Heather Moore in her ninth season as Dixon head coach is optimistic about the upcoming season. “After losing two senior starters last year as well as a transfer, Dixon has some rebuilding to do this year. We have the potential to be a strong contender in the Coastal 8 Conference, but will have to work hard with limited numbers to achieve our team goals.”
The Lady Bulldogs will open the regular season August 20, traveling to East Duplin to face the Lady Panthers. It’s on the volleyball court for the next two months for Dixon Volleyball. Good Luck Lady Bulldogs!!