‘We control the ball’ - Seahawk girls serve up district win in volleyball


The South Walton Seahawk volleyball team wins the district. Members of the winning team include seniors Katie Logan, Sarah McManus, Hannah Crawford and Casey Perot; juniors, Ansley Barton, Olivia Kolovich and Kenzie Perot; sophomores, Belle Waldrop, Laura Andrews and Oliva Sanders; freshman, Kandace Torres, Maddie Cope, Emme Martin, Sarah Wright, Savannah Burden, Courtney Chesser, and Anne Margaret Harrison. Coaches are Michael Emerick, Andrew Hock and Michael Nonnenmann.

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 01:48 PM.

After posting 10 consecutive wins and going undefeated in 1A District 4 play, the South Walton Seahawk girl’s volleyball team has captured the district title and a chance to advance to the state tournament.

At 7 p.m., Nov. 5, the Seahawks, 14-7, will take the first step toward state when they square off against county-foe Freeport in the 1A Regional Semifinals at South Walton High.

"We really want to go to state," said team captain Katie Logan, who has played volleyball for the Seahawks four years. "I think we have a good chance if we stick together and do the fundaments. I think we'll be able to go."

And fundamentals are the name of the game for the Seahawks.

"Basically the more time we have with them, the better we are going to be," said Michael Emerick, one of three coaches who are working with the team. The other two coaches are Andrew Hock and Michael Nonnenmann.

Emerick and Hock came in late last year and had only three months to work with the team. Still they coached the Seahawks to an undefeated round in district play.

"We've had more time since then," Emerick said. "They have more understanding of our culture and our offense, defense and fundamentals … that's what has gotten us further this year."

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