Homecourt advantage

Homecourt advantage

Photo by Mackenzie Guhl

The Lady Flames volleyball team has personified "home-court advantage" this season with a 7-3 home record compared to their 1-3 road record.

'Our team thrives off of motivational energy,' Lady Flames volleyball player Brooke Wilsman said. 'We like a lot of energy from the fans supporting us as we do well.'

The Lady Flames invites everyone to show support for their team by attending their home matches.

Among the home crowd, there are some fans who can always be found. Fans such as; David Holsinger, professor of music at Lee, Mary Dukes, digital media professor at Lee and Lena Barber, licensed profession counselor [LPC] at Lee's counseling center and an adjunct professor.

This year was the first for Dukes as a member of this enthusiastic fan club.

Dukes said the Lady Flames have become a part of the family for her, her husband Jonathan Dukes, staff counselor at the Lee University counseling center, and her 9-year-old daughter, Sara Allison Dukes.

Sophomore Sadie Johnson, volleyball player for the Lady Flames, said it feels good to have fans that can be counted on to provide support.

'I think it's very encouraging to see fans like her [Dukes] there all the time,' Johnson said. 'The players definitely feel encouraged when we see constant faces supporting us.'

Wilsman said fans who come to their games are able to experience the action of a volleyball match, while simultaneously supporting the team.

'People should come to our games because they are super fun and intense,' Wilsman said. 'We play better at home when we have a lot of home fans cheering us on.'

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