5 years ago, there wasn’t even a high school in Fulshear, but as the Chargers begin their 2020 season, they do so as reigning state champions. Last year, Fulshear’s meteoric rise to the top of the volleyball mountain culminated in a straight set victory over 5 time champion, Hereford, in the state final. As a matter of fact, the Chargers, who finished the season at 45-4, didn’t lose a set in their 7 match post season run. It was the first state title in volleyball for a Lamar Consolidated ISD team in 55 years. It was a feeling most of the girls couldn’t put into words.
Junior Alexis Dacosta and Senior Ava Underwood had a magical 2019. Their club team would win nationals in the summer and they rode the momentum right into their school season.
A lot of success can be traced back to the kind of town the school calls home. Fulshear, Texas has been rated the #1 place to live in Texas. And because of that, the Chargers have welcomed many move-in players that have gelled perfectly with the team already in place.
The goals for this years team are similar to last year, but on a larger scale. You see, the Chargers state title last year was in 4-A…..this year they’ll be playing in 5A. Add to that, when the preseason Texas Top 10 rankings came out, Fulshear was nowhere to be found. Nothing like a little extra motivation to make an already dominant team more hungry.
What will help the Chargers in their transition from 4A to 5A is having Division 1 talent all over the place. Underwood is heading to Texas A&M. Ellie Echtor is L-S-U bound and Dacosta is on her way to Baylor. The mix of experienced players and young up and comers could make Fulshear a force to reckon with again.