Lady Eagles take top honors in Volleyball

The Eisenhower High School Lady Eagles volleyball team captured first place in the Aldine ISD Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The event attracted 16 teams from the greater Houston area.
Eisenhower was the second Aldine ISD team to win the tournament. Aldine High School won the inaugural event, which was held in 1997.
Eisenhower, under the direction of head coach Rachelle Brown, won four straight games en route to the title. The Lady Eagles opened tournament play by defeating Houston Madison, 15-10, 10-15 and 15-7. They followed that win with a victory over Crosby (15-7, 3-15, 15-13). Eisenhower then downed Scarborough in the semifinals (12-15, 15-6, 15-11). Scarborough finished third in the tournament, while Madison finished fourth.

Brown singled out the play of Joy Nwobu, who averaged 10 kills per game during the tournament, Tameka Young, who played well defensively during the tournament, and additional help came from seniors Antionette Randle, Tiffanie Lyons, Chantel Jones, and Donyale Jones. Other team members include Peggy Richardson, Chasonique McNeal, Danille Wilson, Crystal Stigler, Cindy Joseph, Ashley Wade, Tanovia Cossey, and Princess Carr.

“Winning the Aldine tournament was one of the first goals that my players set for themselves during the off season,” Brown said. “Their hard work and commitment throughout the summer has so far paid off. We hope this is the start of bigger and better things.”