Lauren Yeldell, center sets the ball for a teammate during a game earlier this season -- Robert Hudson

Female Athlete of the Week: Yeldell setting the tone for Morgan

Published 8:21pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

One of the key players in the Morgan Academy Lady Senators’ two wins earlier this week, Lauren Yeldell is the female athlete of the week.

Yeldell, a senior, had 37 total assists in the Lady Senators’ last two games, including a 3-2 win over Southern Academy on Monday and a 3-0 win over Sumter Academy on Tuesday.

As Morgan’s setter on the court, Yeldell has also been instrumental in the team moving to a record of 12-5 on the season and a no. 6 ranking in the Alabama Independent School Association state volleyball rankings.

“She’s one of our captains and she’s our only setter right now because we run a 5-1 offense,” said Jennifer Moore, head volleyball coach of Morgan Academy. “She’s the setter on the floor, so she’s kind of like our quarterback. We can’t run our offense without a setter and she does a fantastic job.”

Moore added that Yeldell is always a positive force on the team.

“She’s a good role model for the other girls on the team because she’s always trying to encourage her other teammates,” Moore said.





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