Athletes of the Month
Kate Hansen, Sr
Senior Kate Hansen is team captain for Lady Roo Volleyball. She leads the team in blocks with 27 and is second on the team with 241 kills this season. Kate also leads the team in hitting percentage at an impressive 34% and is second on the team in points per set with 4.37. She has a 3.5 grade point average and is planning to pursue a career in the medical field. Kate is committed to Texas Tech to play volleyball upon graduation in the fall of 2023.
Melvin Polk, Sr
Football / Track
Senior Melvin Polk is a member of the Roo Football and Track teams. As a wide receiver and defensive back he leads the offense in receiving yards, receptions, and defensively leads the team in interceptions. Melvin currently has 27 catches on the season for 287 yards to go along with five receiving touchdowns. He has also rushed for 175 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. During track season he competed on the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 meter relays. Melvin has a 3.7 GPA and plans to play football in college. Currently he has offers from Liberty, Florida International, and The Air Force Academy.
Athletes of the Month August 2022
Senior Riess Griffith is a three-year starter on the Lady Roo Volleyball team. As a junior she was named an All-District and All-State performer. Last year she set the record for kills in a season and is leading the team again this year with 243 kills. She is also second on the team in aces, passing, digs, and third on the team in blocks. Riess has a 3.94 GPA and is ranked in the top ten percent of her class. She plans to play volleyball next year at West Texas A&M.