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Louisa Lady Lions retake the court

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lea Knuepper, one of two international students on the team this year, fires off a pass during a drill at a recent practice in the Louisa County High School gym.

As fall sports action winds down, winter sports teams are hitting the ground running.

The season start is fast approaching for the girls’ basketball team, and head coach Nick Schreck said his squad is in a good place.

“I feel like we’re ahead of where I thought we’d be right now,” he said.

This year’s varsity team boasts 12 members including four returning starters. Junior Alexis Miller, who is in her third varsity season for the Lions – and her second as a starter – is one player that Schreck expects a lot from.

“She practices hard and she’s a great motivator on the team,” he said. “She’s going to have to step up even more this year.”

Also back in the starting lineup are junior Anna Filipkowski and sophomores Alexis Chapman and Lydia Wilson. Though not in the starting lineup last season, sophomores Taylor Fifer and Julia Smith did see a fair amount of playing time in their freshman season and will have “expanded roles” this year according to Schreck.

Rounding out the team’s lineup are six new varsity players: Senior Loralie Andre, juniors DaShay Shelton and Danielle Walton, and sophomores Lea Knuepper, Sydney Perkins and Elizabeth Rosson.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Nov. 22, 2018 issue.

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