TWHS VBall 3-0 at Nike Classic: Meet Coaches Champion and Robertson

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The Woodlands High School volleyball team kept on rolling with three straight victories at the Katy/Cy-Fair Nike Classic on Thursday.

 

TWHS over Jersey Village 25-17, 25-16

TWHS over DeKaney 25-3, 25-7

TWHS over Tompkins 25-18, 20-25, 25-12

 

Coach Terri Wade sees progress in her new charges already,

“We have to win tomorrow to go to the Gold Bracket on Saturday. The games will be against Tomball Memorial and Katy Taylor in the morning with one more match to be determined…Day 1 had some challenges. Tompkins came in with a lot of intensity, which was good for us to face. They took a game from us and that made our team fight back harder. It was a fun game to watch because Tompkins did not want to back down. I think we needed that to help us get better.”

 

So, The Woodlands will wake up on Day 2 of the tournament undefeated at 4-0. In our first volleyball article, which reported the College Station victory, we introduced you to one of the three new assistant volleyball coaches, Randi K. Rascoe. Let’s meet the remaining new Lady Highlander assistant coaches:

 

First up we have Stormi Champion:

 

I graduated from Montgomery High School in 2011 and played four years of volleyball, one year of softball, and two years of track. I went on to start my college career at East Texas Baptist University. At the end of my first college season, I suffered a shoulder injury and transferred to McNeese State University. I sat out for a while and then walked on the volleyball team. I ended my college career as a volunteer assistant coach at McNeese while I was student teaching. I graduated from McNeese in December of 2015 with a Bachelors in Health and Human Performance specializing in education.

This will be my first year teaching and third year coaching. I am thrilled to start my career at TWHS. I am teaching special education and coaching volleyball and track. My parents Joey and Shelley Champion still reside in Montgomery County. I have twin brothers, Austin is currently attending Stephen F Austin University and Brandon works in the Woodlands. I also have a sister named Kaylee who is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School.

One of the coolest parts about me teaching and coaching at the Woodlands is that I get to coach under Coach Wade who was my high school coach. Not many people get the opportunity to do that. Along with most teachers and coaches, I went into the profession because of the coaches and teachers that inspired me along the way. I can’t wait to give back to my students what my teachers and coaches have given to me.

 

Coach Rachel Robertson will be joining the TWHS volleyball program as the first assistant and Junior Varsity Coach.

Prior to joining the TWHS program, Coach Robertson was head of the junior high volleyball program at Clark Junior High in Princeton, TX for two seasons.

Now meet Rachel Robertson:

Coach Robertson is from Princeton, Texas. At Princeton High School, Coach Robertson participated in many sports including volleyball, track and field, powerlifting, and soccer. Coach Robertson was an all-state selection in volleyball, and holds the Princeton High School record for the high jump at 5’6″.

After High School, Coach Robertson attended Texas A&M University -Commerce in Commerce, Texas. Robertson was a four-year starter for the Lions as a middle blocker, and saw a year of action high jumping for the track team majoring in Psychology and is pursuing a masters degree in Counseling. She is also a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

While in her Lion uniform, Rachel was a three-time All-Lone Star Conference selection, Offensive Player of the year her senior year, two-time All-Academic team, named The LSC Female Scholar athlete for A&M Commerce, back to back recipient of the Lib Huggins Female Athlete of the Year for A&M Commerce, and nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. She finished her career with 1,359 kills, currently ranked fourth in program history.

I grew up in Princeton, Texas and have three older brothers, Bryant, Chris, and Sam. Bryant and Sam are both United States Marines. My parents are Karen and William Robertson and still reside in Princeton. I am plenty busy with two nieces and six nephews! I enjoy playing volleyball in my spare time and running.

I am entering my fourth year of teaching and third year of coaching. I am a special education teacher, and the last two years I taught world geography, and elementary special education my first year.

I can reflect back to times in my life where I needed someone to be there for me, or someone else to tell me it was going to be okay, and that person always seemed to be a teacher or a coach that I had. I want to be able to build those same lasting relationships that I was blessed to have with my students and athletes. Coaching is so much more than a game, it’s about building lasting relationships with my athletes, making an impact on these young ladies lives, and setting a positive example for them.

 

There you have it! Coach Wade has made three excellent hires and the program is in excellent hands.

Coach Wade’s Bio follows the Day 2 report of the Katy/Cy-Fair Nike Classic on Friday night.

 

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Doug Sarant

Doug Sarant (Sports Writer) Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in Texas. Doug was brought up in a cultured envioronment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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