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Coweta Volleyball Champs place in nationals


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 28, 2022 - 1:24 PM

Coweta Volleyball Champs place in nationals

Photos courtesy Randy Mundy

From left are, front, Jasmine Prothro (Praise Academy), Karea Copeland (East Coweta), Ava Underwood (McIntosh), Kaylie Green (Newnan), Lily Dalton (Northgate); back, Coach Cham Russell, Coach Matt Kempf, Aniyah Parks (Jonesboro), Taylor Elston (McIntosh), Lauren Coursey (Northgate) and Katelynn Mundy (Northgate).

BY ASHLEY WYATT / sports@newnan.com

Some of Coweta County’s best recently placed 3rd in the 49th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship Games.

The games were held on June 15-26 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports-Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Division Teams’ age groups ranged all the way from age 10 up to 18.

Within the 15U Division, the girls got a spot in the Gold Division Championship Play. The 575 Club Team consists of nine players from different High Schools with the name 15 Vipers.

The team was led by Coach Matt Kempf and Assistant Coach Cham Russell, three rising sophomores from Northgate High School; Katelynn Mundy, Lauren Coursey and Lily Dalton, East Coweta’s Karea Copeland and Kaylie Green from Newnan High School.

Also on the girls team include Taylor Elston and Ava Underwood from McIntosh High School, Aniyah Parks from Jonesboro High and Jasmine Protho from Praise Academy.

The teams went head to head for multiple matches over a period of three days. Each winning play moved them into a new bracket and spot for the championship.

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Katelynn Mundy and Karea Copeland were both selected for the AAU All-American All-Star Team for the 15U division.