Freshman Spikes Back

 Freshman Spikes Back

Mary Elizabeth Hagan, Reporter

One of the hardest things to do as a freshman is make a name for yourself. However, Maddie Howe is doing an excellent job. She has been a gym rat for as long as she can remember and it has certainly paid off. Maddie Howe is the first freshman in three years to be rostered on the Houston High School Varsity Volleyball team.
If that is not extraordinary enough, this Iron Lady, aside from her athletic success, is competing against girls that are at least four years older and experienced. Maddie is also an honor student.
This young phenom is a starting defensive specialist alongside transfer student Kat Gries. Maddie plays off season volleyball for the infamous, local club called Memphis Juniors. Her goal in life is to play at the University of Florida, and with a little luck, Maddie can achieve her dream. Her skills have surpassed the standard set by previous freshmen. This Freshman is definitely a player to watch as she matures through her next four years at Houston!