On Friday, Nov 12, 2021, The Manvel Lady Mavericks volleyball team defeated College Station High School, in the regional final to clinch a state tournament berth for the first time in the program’s history.
During their historic playoff run the Lady Mavs have knocked off Port Neches Grove, Fort Bend Hightower, Barbers Hill, Hendrickson and, most recently, the College Station Cougars.
In a post game interview with VYPE Magazine, Head Coach Susan Kennedy stated, “I think the kids have started to believe and buy in.”
After a rough start to the season, the Lady Mavs proved resilient. They have not lost since. They are on a 22 game win streak and are red hot at the right time.
“When I look at the preseason we were very volatile. It felt like one game we were amazing and the next we were dead. It really wasn’t until the first time we played Friendswood in district when we fought with them and beat them and it really kind of changed,” Kennedy said to VYPE.
The team is rich with Junior and underclassmen starters, giving hope for continued success for the rest of this year and into coming years.
The Lady Mavs will play Lovejoy on Friday at 11AM in Garland for a chance to play in the state championship game on Saturday.