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Riley Vaughn

 

Kaitlyn Hughes  Riley Vaughn is a member of the Marauder volleyball team. 

Volleyball 

Next game: Sept. 10

What are Volleyball’s goals this season?: “Our goals this season are to be first in districts because we really think we can win this year, and after that to go to playoffs and to just go as far as we can.”

What does the start of the season training look like for you guys?: “Tryouts start on Aug. 1,  before school starts. We’re here before everyone else, but August is our tournament season. We had the Allen tournament and we made it to gold. We tied for 7th. Then [at] our tournament this last weekend in Leander, we made it in the top 25.”

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?: “I’m definitely excited to just have my last year with my best friends and just to have fun and hopefully win a lot.”

 

 

Ethan Brown

Kaitlyn Hughes  Ethan Brown is a member of the Marauder swim team.

Swimming

Next meet: Sept. 17

What are the swim team’s goals this season?: “Our goal is to develop our freshmen, who have never swam before, to get best times and to get a couple of the guys records.”

What does start of season training look like for you?: “[We are] mainly just in the water for about an hour getting back to shape as we’ve all been out for the summer.”

What’s it going to look like farther into the season?: “[We will] ramp it up to two hours a day, put some weight room and some CrossFit in there.”

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?: “I think that our guys have a really good chance of breaking a couple of the records, so that would be quite exciting.”

 

 

Maddie Moran

Kaitlyn Hughes Maddie Moran is a member of the Marauder dive team.

Diving

Next meet: Sept. 17

What are the dive team’s goals this season?: “We got a lot of new people, so our goal is just for everyone to get an 11 dive list [11 dives needed for invitational meets], which for most meets you need to have, so we just want everyone to be able to compete.”

What does start of season training look like for you?: “Right now we’re doing a lot of conditioning. We’re working out for about an hour, and we’re getting on the board and doing a few jumps and a few dives.”

What are you most excited for this season?: “I’m excited for our away trip at A&M.”

 

 

Mallory Embry

Kaitlyn Hughes Mallory Embry is a member of the Marauder cross country team. 

Cross Country 

Next meet: Sept. 13

What is the Cross Country team’s goal this season?: “For me personally, it’s probably to make state just because it’s a really cool opportunity, and I think the whole team wants to make state.”

What does start of season look like for Cross Country?: “On Mondays we do EPR training which means longer distance, and on Tuesdays it’s more of a recovery run and just to make sure our muscles are fine. And Wednesdays and Thursdays we do a faster pace like working on our racing pace.”

How long have you guys been training?: “Since the first day of summer.”

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?: “Honestly anything because I just love cross country, so just the opportunity to be in it. I’m excited for all the meets and all of the travel.”

 

 

Molly Dalglish

Kaitlyn Hughes Molly Dalglish is a member of the Marauder tennis team.

Tennis 

Next match: Sept. 10

What is the tennis team’s goal this season?: “Our goal would be to make it to state. We made it to regional finals last year, and we lost a tough match, but this year I think we could make it to state.”

What does start of season look like for tennis?: “We usually stay after every school day until about 4 p.m., and it’s not too bad, but it’s pretty hot.”

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?: “Team bonding is a really big part of it, and I’m really excited for that.”

 

 

Remek Dzwolak

Kaitlyn Hughes Remek Dzwolak is a member of the Marauder football team. 

Football 

Next game: Sept. 13

What is the football team’s goal this season?: “The goal is to go to the playoffs and win.”

How do you guys think you’ll achieve that?: “We will achieve that by team unity.”

What does start of season look like for football?: “We started the day before school itself started. Mondays is after school practice, [and] Tuesday, Wednesday is before school.” 

What are you most excited for this upcoming season?: “Being able to just compete with my brothers.”

 

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