Woodward Academy’s varsity volleyball squad plays one of the toughest schedules in the state every year with their sights always set on contending for another state title.

This year was no different as the War Eagles took on all comers. Woodward Academy finished the season with a 27-21 record, but a perfect 10-0 region record and another region championship for the War Eagles. Advancing to the AAAA state playoffs as the #1 seed from Region 4-AAAA, the team defeated Mary Persons (3-0) in round one and Northwest Whitfield (3-1) in round two before falling to Sandy Creek (3-1) in the state quarterfinals. In addition to the team’s outstanding season, senior Morgan Miller was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year and first team All-Region. Also earning first team All-Region honors were senior Sam McCool and junior Savannah Simms. Freshman setter Franky Panunzio earned second team All-Region honors.

Sam McCool was named All-State honorable mention and a Senior All-Star while Kalyn Pierre also received Senior All-Star honors.

2019-20 WA Varsity Volleyball Team
2019-20 WA Varsity Volleyball Team

2019-20 Varsity Volleyball Roster

1Kalyn Pierre12S/MH
2Salina Salim12RH/OH
3Melissa Tulgan12DS
4Madison Collins10RH/S
5Savannah Simms11MB
6Morgan Miller12OH
7Francesca Panunzio9S/RH
8Sasha Ponquinette11RH/OH
9Morgan Cobb10OH
11Lauren Hayes10MH
12Sarai Davis10OH
14Hannah Feldman12DS
16Kimberly Guo10DS
17Grace Mitchell11S
18Sam McCool12DS
19Elizabeth Yu10DS