Varsity Volleyball Thinks Pink

The Varsity Volleyball team honors those who have and are currently fighting cancer, followed by a win.


Photo by: Emilio Sanchez

Varsity Volleyball wears pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Preslea Wilson, staff writer

On Tuesday, October 13, McKinney Christian Academy’s Varsity volleyball team beat Shelton in three sets. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, both JV and Varsity teams honored someone close to them who battled cancer. Throughout the month, MCA’s volleyball teams wear the color pink in order to show their support for survivors and honor those who have passed. MCA mom Sherry Davison said, “It was a real eyeopener to see how prevalent cancer is in our tiny tight knitted community at MCA, and it was an absolute honor to be chosen and recognized in the Rose Ceremony volleyball game. Since my family has started this journey GOD is taking us down, I have been completely blown away by all the love and support shown to me and my family. The Rose Ceremony game left me completely speechless. My heart is full of love and gratitude for Kaylin and Mia for choosing and playing for me, and Coach Ackmann for organizing such a beautiful event.” The Lady Mustang’s dominated the game winning all three sets with scores of 25-9, 25-9, 25-12. ┬áSenior Georgia Haggard said, “It was great to be able to relax and play for the enjoyment of the game rather than stressing all three sets. I think knowing we were supporting those affected by cancer helped motivate us to play our very best game.”

On Thursday, October 13, the volleyball team fought hard against the Dallas Christian Chargers in an away game. The Lady Mustangs won the first set with a score of 25-21, but came up short the next three. The score of the second set was 28-30, the third set was 20-25 and the fourth set was 20-25. Sophomore Kadence Ackmann said, “We played really well the first two sets, but after the tiring second set we started to get into our heads and couldn’t finish the game like we wanted to. Even though we lost the last three sets, we were still very proud of the way we played.” The Lady Mustang volleyball team plays their next game against Prince of Peace at home on October 20.

Varsity Volleyball huddles up to pray. (Photo by: Lily Jornod)
Lady Mustangs line up for the National Anthem. (Photo by: Lily Jornod)
Front row players Ava Thompson and Danie Morales line up for the next play. (Photo by: Lily Jornod)