Senior Jamie Bell looks for state volleyball title

By: Nick Blackwell

Walking out onto the court for your final year of any sport is going to be a special moment. Seniors will remember the great times and the bad times that they have shared with their teammates on and off the court.

What senior Jamie Bell will miss most is all of the girls that she has spent the last four years playing volleyball for the Bulldogs.

She has played varsity for three years and played JV her freshman year. Last season, Bell was a part of the volleyball team that made it all the way to semi-state, narrowly losing out to Columbus East in the fifth set.

“One of my favorite memories while playing at NAHS is when the team made it to semi-state,” said Bell. “It will be one of the best experiences of my whole high school career that I will never forget.”

But even with the trophies the team has won, friendship and being together as a team means more to Bell than anything the team has won.

“The friendships that I have made while playing volleyball will last with me more than any of the trophies that the team has won in my four years,” said Bell.“Many of the friends that I hang out with outside of school are my volleyball friends. Over the past four years, they all have become like sisters to me, spending close to everyday over the summer together working out and trying to become the best team that we could possibly be.”

The volleyball team has had its share of success the past four seasons, but that does not stop Bell from wanting more glory.

“I really want to get back to semi-state and make a run at the state title this year,” Bell said. “This is my last year, and all the girls believe that we can make it to the state finals and bring home the trophy.”