The 2022 season for the Clayton-Bradley High School Volleyball team was historic. They smashed the previous record for wins. The record has now gone from 7 wins to 18, where the Blazers finished this year, with a record of 18-5. All of the individual and team stat records were broken. According to MaxPreps, there are multiple girls ranked in the state and nationally in a couple of different categories.
Leah Hales - 8th in hitting percentage, at 33%.
Mia Adkins - 1st in serving aces, at 118. Ranked 8th in the nation.
Layla Bowman - 6th in serving aces, at 91.
Leah Hales - 12th in serving aces, at 75.
CBA defeated 9 TSSAA schools during the regular season. They also made it to the Battle For Blount County championship game for the first time as well.
Head Coach Cheyenne Burnett moved up with some of the girls that she had previously coached in Middle School for the past two seasons. She knew that it was a challenge to grow the program, especially with the move to TSSAA in 2023. But she believed that if she created a culture of hard work, fun and deep relationships that they would be successful. Those three goals were met during this season. Practicing before school, doing strength and conditioning, playing in a mud volleyball tournament, having team dinners, playing tough competition and with a new energy all happened in this first season. There was also a deep dive into film, using Hudl and stats using MaxPreps that the girls had not had before.
These young ladies were so much fun to watch. Led by their Seniors of Sydney Adkins, Layla Bowman, Leah Hales and Addie Rittenhouse, this Fall saw the biggest crowds that High School Volleyball has ever had. They made multiple amazing plays that left everyone inside the gym amazed and cheering. Freshmen Mia Adkins, Brylee Condee and Maddie Ikner had awesome serves, amazing assists and great plays. Olivia Campbell and Camille Clark stepped up as Sophomores to make plays on the outside and in the middle. CBA's serves were some of the best that were seen all season. Their chants, some that they would even do after losing points, kept the energy and focus up. This team will truly not be forgotten soon.
Amazing work ladies. Go Blazers!