Christian school honors senior volleyball players

| October 17, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Christian School volleyball team celebrated its four seniors Oct. 16, during the final home game of the season.

Danielle Miller, Ashley Johnson, Carrie Carr and Arminta Coakley have each brought something special to the team this season.

“Danielle is our captain and a leader on and off the court,” said Coach Amanda Hamilton. “She’s also our most athletic player.”

Johnson brings a great attitude to the team and Carrie also helps keep the girls upbeat.

“Ashley is very optimistic and Carrie is an all around good player who keeps us laughing with her craziness,” Hamilton said.

Coakley is full of team spirit.

“She’s our team cheerleader,” Hamilton said. “She’s the peppy one.”

The girls were honored with gifts and also were escorted on the court by their parents.

“I like pretty much everything about volleyball,” Carr said. “This has been a fun and memorable year.”

She and Johnson were both excited the team beat Massillon Christian this year.

“I think it’s the best we’ve ever played,” Johnson said. “We beat them in three straight sets and it’s the first time we ever beat them.”

 She also enjoyed forming bonds with her teammates and traveling to games.

 Miller said the team’s trip to a tournament in Chicago, Ill. was pretty memorable for her.

“When we were there our other setter rolled an ankle and we handled it by unifying as a team,” she said. “I’m noticing more and more that life is about teamwork.”

There are 10 members on the varsity team and Hamilton is proud of how the girls have played.

“We have very good teamwork this year,” she said. “We’ve been working on our communication on the court though. Volleyball is a mental game and you have to have the confidence that you can do it and overcome a tough situation.”

Miller played setter/spiker and Johnson, Carr and Coakley all played spiker.

Editor’s note: Arminta Coakley was not available for an interview.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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