The volleyball team finished the season with yet another run to the state semifinals, where Woodward lost to Blessed Trinity. This finish for the War Eagles (27-12) ran their streak of semifinal appearances to 25 in a row, dating back to 1993 when volleyball was first contested in Georgia. The team was led by seniors Anaya Martin, Bridget Idzik, Ayana Martin, Tori Truesdell, Laine Hartman, Kennedy Crittenden, and Lauren Harrison. In addition to making the state semifinals, the War Eagles also made it to the semifinals of the Lovett Block Party, which was a highlight of the season.  The War Eagles also went undefeated in region play, making them the 4-AAAA region champions. Harrison and Martin were selected as senior all stars and named AAAA All-State. Harrison, meanwhile, was named AAAA player of the year for the second straight year, a tremendous accolade.

2017 WA Varsity Volleyball Team

1Kalyn Pierre10MB
2Salina Salim10OH
3Anaya Martin12S
4Melissa Eyinla11OH
5Aniya Harvey10MB/OH
6Morgan Miller10OH
7Bridget Idzik12DS/L
8Sasha Ponquinette9MB/OH
9Ayana Martin12RH
11Tori Truesdell12RH
12Laine Hartman12S
13Kennedy Crittenden12OH
14Lauren Harrison12OH
18Samantha McCool10S/OH

Coach Sahara has helped lead the Lady War Eagle Volleyball team to five of its 10 state championships (2004, 2005, and 2008 – 2010) and 11 final fours. He is the founder of Tsunami Volleyball, a locally and nationally competitive Atlanta-based club program for which he also coaches.

Additional Coaches

Tim Grooms
Carrie Lauchlan