2020 Season Preview: Girls’ Varsity Volleyball

Comments from Head Coach Jennifer Peyton, who begins her first season as head coach at Cooper
The Season

The volleyball program is two weeks into the season, and it has been one of anticipation, excitement, and new protocols. The players and coaches were unsure if the first day would ever come, but on August 31st, we pulled out equipment that has been stored since November and began the 2020 season. The energy was pulsing through the gym as the players got to compete in a game they love with the teammates they missed. The players quickly felt back in their element and ready to work hard, develop strategy and form relationships. The 2020 season is going to be unique since the SPC is not holding a championship tournament, but the players are looking forward to the opportunity to compete in matches while staying safe.  


What can you expect from your Cooper Volleyball teams? Hard work, effort, focus, explosive offense, dedicated defense and players that will not take anything for granted. Our goal is to develop a strong mentality and creativity as we build team chemistry and earn valuable experience. 

Varsity Roster 

This year’s team returns 10 players from last year’s roster.  

Seniors: Jenna Braun, Gretchen Godwin, Lauren Harkness, AJ Harrell, and Olivia Overbeek.  

Returning Juniors:
Tatum Threadgill and Laura Weatherford. Returning Sophomores: Grace Minarovic, Rivers Kolesar, and Lauren Wolford.  

Newcomers to the team are Ava Adam, Anna Martinez, and Onese Ewheirdo 


2020 Dragon Roster
1 Jenna Braun • Senior 
2 Gretchen Godwin • Senior 
3 Olivia Overbeek • Senior 
4 Grace Minarovic • Sophomore 
5 Lauren Harkness • Senior 
6 AJ Harrell • Senior 
7 Ava Adam • Sophomore 
8 Onese Ewheirdo • Sophomore 
10 Rivers Kolesar • Sophomore 
11 Lauren Wolford • Sophomore 
12 Anna Martinez • Sophomore 
14 Laura Weatherford • Junior 
17 Tatum Threadgill • Junior 

2019 Team Accomplishments 
Season Record: 32-7
SPC Record: 5-2
SPC Tournament: 1-2 
SPC Championship: 4th 
SPC Zone Rank: 2nd 
CHSM Tournament Champions, Bay Area Christian Tournament Champions 

Head Coach – Jennifer Peyton
Assistant Coach – Katie Henry