Spotlight on Rattlers Volleyball Team

A look at the Tucumcari varsity volleyball team:

Coach: Kaylene Davis
Education: Eastern New Mexico University, 1996 Master’s degree in secondary education and administration.
Years Coaching: Seven in junior high school, junior varsity and varsity volleyball.

Expectations this season: For each team member to show respect for each other, the team as a whole and their community, and to have self-respect, a strong work ethic and team unity.

Team focus: Work on the fundamentals, teamwork and leadership skills.
“We are working toward having a good season this year and preparing for next year’s season as well,” Davis said. For the 2007 season, as it stands now, Tucumcari’s volleyball team will not have any senior players, so Davis said she is working on strengthening her underclassmen.

Sports hero/role model: Carolyn Franklin (superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools). “When I was in high school she was an excellent coach. There were not many female role models while I was growing up,” Davis said.

Ratttler volleyball schedule
Aug. 22 Floyd JV/V
Aug. 26 Logan 8/JV/V
Sept. 1 House 8/JV
Sept. 5 Elida 8/JV/V
Sept. 7 San Jon 7/JV/V
Sept 15-16 Roy Tournament JV/V
Sept. 18 Elida 8/JV/V
Sept. 22 House 8/JV
•Sept. 23 Clayton* 7/8/Jv/V
Sept. 30 Melrose Tournament, V/tbd
Oct. 5 Santa Rosa * 7/8/JV/V
Oct. 10 Texico* 7/8/JV/V
Oct. 12 Santa Rosa 7/8/JV/V
Oct. 17 Texico 7/8/JV/V
Oct. 19 Clayton 7/8/JV/V
Oct. 23-38 District Tournament TBA V

* District games
All game are at 4 p.m. unless other wise marked

— Compiled by Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun