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Terri Kaiser knows what it takes to get her volleyball teams to the state championship, and she knew the way her team was playing in the second set of Saturday’s state semifinal wouldn’t be enough. After Kaiser’s Lake Worth Christian team fell in a hole too deep to climb out of against Naples Seacrest Country Day in the second set, she told her team to stop playing scared. “We played fearful, then we kind of let the other team play with us,” Kaiser said. “We had that in the second game. So third game, fourth game, I just said, ‘Play who we are. Stop looking at the stands. Just focus.’” After the Defenders (26-4) dropped the second set, they turned things around, outscoring the Stingrays 50-21 in the final two sets. Lake Worth Christian clinched a trip to the Class 2A state championship with a 3-1 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-14, 25-7). The Defenders will play for the state title at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers on Friday at noon. “I think everything is special, especially when you buy into the players and the coaching staff that I’m working with," Kaiser said. “Because every year the players change a little bit. Seniors graduate, and then you have a new group and then you’ve just got to train them to be a good system.” Senior Michigan State commit Sarah Franklin led the Defenders with 23 kills, seven aces, and 11 service points and added three blocks. Freshman Abigail Toeniskoetter led the Defenders with eight blocks. Karly Horn had 16 digs, while Caitlyn Walters had 15. Franklin reached the 2,000 point mark for her career in this match. “She’s very coachable," Kaiser said. "She’s been like that since I first met her.” Kaiser learned after the match that Saturday’s victory was the 700th of her career at Lake Worth Christian. “I didn’t know, number 1," Kaiser said. "Number 2, it’s amazing because I love this game.”...

11/9/2019

Lake Worth (CBS12) — There were only two undefeated high school girls volleyball teams left in Palm Beach County heading into Thursday as Lake Worth Christian prepared to face Benjamin in a battle between those undefeated teams. One senior for Lake Worth Christian known for her defense shines through on the team called the Defenders. "She leads on the court, she leads with her play," says Lake Worth Christian head coach Terri Kaiser. "She leads with her attitude, she leads with her effort. She's just one of those players that, you can't win without her." Lake Worth Christian has won all 10 games of the season so far, thanks in part to Caitlyn Walters. She is thankful she transferred to the Defenders for her senior season after her Dad took the women's volleyball head coaching job at Palm Beach Atlantic. "She grew up with the game," says Kaiser. "So she brings that (experience) to the court." "I started playing when I was 9 (years old) in club," says Walters. "And it was just so enjoyable to have fun doing what I love with my teammates." And naturally leading other people. Walters is competitive to the point where she's hard on herself, but not her teammates. "It's just knowing that even though you made that mistake you still know that you have her right there behind you," says fellow senior Sarah Franklin. "She's just right there, ready to say don't worry, you've got the next one." "To be there for each other," adds Walters. "And make sure that we can win together, and not just as individuals."...

9/27/2019

Sarah Franklin was named to the 2019 Under Armour All-American Watch List. The Michigan State commit has shown excellent leadership qualities for the Defenders this year. If you haven't seen her play yet, make plans to attend an LWC home volleyball game. You won't be disappointed!...

9/5/2019

Alexis Jacobs received recognition for her outstanding play by being named to the 2019 AVCA Phenom Watch List. Alexis is an exciting sophomore who has been doing great things for the Defenders this season. Make sure to head out to watch her play!...

9/5/2019

Lake Worth Christian def. Spanish River 25-18, 25-12, 26-24: Sarah Franklin had 24 kills, two blocks, and Parker Folino added 21 assists and seven service points, as the Defenders (1-0) got past the Sharks in Boynton Beach....

8/22/2019

Get your season passes today! Passes get you into every Defender home game (excluding tournaments and championships) Individual passes are for 1 person. Family passes can be used for up to 6 family members, including aunts, uncles, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. The more games you come to, the better the deal is!...

8/14/2019

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