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Allatoona Varsity Volleyball vs Carrollton on August 9, 2022 - Acworth, GA. Credit - Chrystal Moore.

Volleyball’s Gracie Pynes Named Athlete of the Week

Written by Kamran Padilla – Newspaper Staff Reporter

The Athlete of the Week is Gracie Pynes. Coach Joe Soley had to say about Gracie, “Gracie has been a great player and leader for the volleyball team for four years. She excels on and off the court and has been a great team captain. Her leadership reflects her as a player and a great teammate.” Gracie takes school and volleyball seriously and to her heart. She could not believe that she won Athlete of the Week, and she has some great advice for future athletes. She said, “Be confident when you play and have the most energy on the court. Coaches will definitely be looking for that.” Having great confidence shows people you are ready to lead. Displaying the most energy shows you can do anything, and it shows that you are a great leader. Gracie has done so much, playing for eight years, becoming the Volleyball Team Captain, and helping to win state her freshman year. She has certainly earned Athlete of the week; congratulations, Gracie!!