Nov 24, 2015 9:13 PM by Ross Field
The Foothill High School volleyball team defeated Shasta to capture the Northern Section Div-III title at Red Bluff High School on Saturday. A big reason why was the play of Lexi Bradshaw, our latest Subway Scholar Athlete who also comes up big in the classroom. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
Victory has never tasted sweeter for Lexi Bradshaw and the Foothill volleyball team.
"It's just the greatest thing that could've happened in my senior year," Bradshaw said. "I was crying out there."
Tears of joy for the Div-III champs. A straight set triumph rival Shasta on Section Championship Saturday.
Tthis is the best feeling in the world, all we've ever been dreaming of," said Bradshaw.
Sprinkle in a little redemption. Foothill lost to Shasta in last year's title game and failed to defeat them in four regular season matches this year.
"We've lost to them every single time and coming here we thought this would be the impossible," said Bradshaw.
But when it mattered most the Cougs stepped up.
"Getting that last point was probably the best thing I could have imagined," said Bradshaw.
Lexi was outstanding throughout the match tallying a team-high eleven kills, giving her 347 on the year which is seventh in the Northern Section.
"She's my heavy lifter," Foothill coach Tom Lowe said. "She's just awesome and she's great kid, she always work hard, and the kids love her, I just can't say enough good things about her."
Bradshaw takes care of business off the court as well. She carries a 3.3 GPA and believes her studies are more important than her skills on the court.
"I think it's really responsible to keep your grades up and to try as hard as you can in every class," added Bradshaw.
In the future, she wants to serve the country.
"I was thinking of going into the Air Force," said Bradshaw.
But first she's got more business to take care of on the court.
"I love volleyball and I can't stop playing right now,Ii'm obsessed with it so I was thinking of getting more volleyball out of my system and then maybe enlisting," said Bradshaw.
Lexi is undecided on a college at this time, but if given an opportunity she'd be a great fit for any program.
Foothill High School's Lexi Bradshaw is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.