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The Lady Eagles Volleyball squad has had some tough match-ups this season. If not for Katie McFarland, the road to victory would look pretty bleak. McFarland, a sophomore from Church Hill, TN, plays Middle Back, but she is also known for her unique ability to play well at every position in the rotation. She is not an imposing figure on the front row, but Coach Jolene Watts suggests that McFarland plays much bigger than 5’8″.

Katie McFarland

McFarland in-action versus Midway College.

“Because of her versatility, Katie has been our most valuable player so far this season,” Watts said. ¬†“She’s also our best hustler. She gives 110% on every play.”

In the Lady Eagles’ most recent match (a tough home test versus Midway on October 6th), McFarland racked up 3 Kills, 3 Receptions, 2 Aces, and 4 Digs. It’s evident that she is indispensable to her team. With her leadership, talent, and tenacity, perhaps ALC Volleyball can claim that elusive first win of the season very soon.

ALC Athletics congratulates Katie McFarland on being named our Female Athlete of the Week!