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Cougars finished the regular season 10-2 and second in The Valley 10 League.

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Country Christian seniors Jera Warrington, Madison Behrendt and Sophia Griffith were honored on Monday.

Country Christian wrapped up its volleyball regular season with 3-0 wins over Portland Waldorf and Valor Christian last Monday.

"It's pretty emotional," senior Jera Warrington said after playing her final regular season match at Country Christian. "It's exciting, but a little emotional. The team, we're all kind of sad, but we're super excited at the same time. It went by so fast."

Warrington is one of three seniors on this year's team along with Sophia Griffith and Madison Behrendt.

"They've been here all four years. They've worked hard, grown a lot. They just work hard every day," Country Christian coach Janin McGrath said. "They've been really good for each other on and off the court. They just get along really, really well, and as leaders they are the ones that set the tone for the team. They really do a good job of keeping everybody in that mode of enjoying the season and remembering it's not just about volleyball. At the end of the day, you want to look back and see great memories, too."

After defeating winless Portland Waldorf 25-7, 25-3, 25-13, the Cougars then topped Valor Christian 25-10, 25-13, 25-18.

"They are very young," McGrath said of Valor Christian, whose team includes five freshmen and two sophomores. "They will come along. You can tell by the way they play, that as they grow they'll get better and better. It was a lot of fun to play them. They're working hard and as they grow they'll be competitive in our league."

Country Christian finished the regular season 10-2 and second in The Valley 10 League.

"I feel like we were a lot more motivated this year, and really just excited to have fun," Warrington said. "We really connected this year. This is the group that I felt like is the most fun."

Derek Wiley
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