The Lady Cavaliers will step on the court looking a little different this year, they have a new head coach for the first time in 26 years.
With a notoriously successful history behind her, Casey Meister is taking over the head coaching position and looking toward a bright future. As a Cavaliers assistant, Meister racked up multiple Region IV Championships and National Tournament successes. Coach Meister looks to build on that history and use it to the team’s advantage.
For 2021-22, the Lady Cavaliers are turning the page and moving on from the last two seasons that were riddled with changes, quarantines, and cancelations due to COVID-19. In 2020, soon after completing their 23rd Region IV Championship, the team was headed to the National Tournament until it was canceled. They finished 14th by default. In Spring of 2021, the pandemic struck again a day before the Region IV Tournament. The team didn’t get to play for another Region Championship.
With a new energy, the returning players are working even harder to get postseason experience. The new freshman will have a front row seat to the effort, hustle, and dedication it takes to be successful at the collegiate level.
After assisting the Lady Cavs for seven seasons, Meister plans on putting her own stamp on the team while also keeping the foundations upon which the program was built.
Success this season will depend on the growth, leadership, and ability of the freshmen to learn quickly and produce on the court equally fast. The five freshmen looking to make their mark this season are: guard Danielle Lille, guard Summer Hill, guard Emma Robles, and guard/forward Amarii Mays and Hayley Diveley.
The eight returning sophomores will be expected to lead by example and continue the hard-nosed style of play that has produced great success for the Lady Cavs. The sophomores are T'Laizha Morris, Jaida Sherrod, Myheaven Parker, Mae Graffeo, Madelyn Storm, Destiny Goodwin, Brianna Primus and Madion LaBranch.
The goal of the 2021-22 Lady Cavaliers is to bring home the program's 24th Region IV title to KCC, where the team believes it belongs.