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Volleyball is a long-time tradition at Crosspoint, having started shortly after the school's opening in the early 90s. The 2008 season brought a first place award to the Lady Cougars at the annual state tournament in Joplin. We are looking forward to a very successful year this year, as we have a solid group of girls who have several years of playing experience. We had a great camp with all the girls working very hard to learn some of the new drills we introduced. Their tremendous attitudes and efforts during the entire week of camp, and those continued into the beginning of our season. Our first priority for ourselves as coaches, and for the attitude and approach for all the girls, is to always do all things to bring honor and glory to God and then to be a good witness in all that we say and do. We see playing on a school sports team not only about developing one's physical abilities, but also very much about building emotional and spiritual characteristics that will benefit our girls throughout their entire lifetimes.
About the Coaches
Head Volleyball Coach
Melinda Young began coaching at Crosspoint in 2013 when she became head track coach. In 2014, she also took on the position of head volleyball coach. She received a bachelor of arts degree in recreation and leisure studies from Missouri State University. No stranger to the sport, she previously coached volleyball through Rockwood Community Education from 2009-2012. Young says she coaches because, "I love to work with young people and encourage them to do their best. I have always loved high school athletics and the lessons the athletes learn from sports."
Assistant Volleyball Coach
Andy Young joins the Crosspoint coaching staff to coach volleyball alongside his wife, Melinda. Andy graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Industrial Safety Management. He has been involved in sports programs throughout his entire life, including basketball, baseball, and cross country in high school. He and Melinda also played several years of competitive co-ed volleyball on various YMCA and municipal leagues. Andy said, "I wanted to help my wife coach the girl's volleyball team this year in order to have a part in seeing our girls' team challenged to play their hardest and do their best to achieve their goals of winning a state championship."