The varsity volleyball team did it again this season winning their 5th consecutive AISA AA State Championship defeating Kingwood Christian in the final game (25-19, 25-21, 25-20) at Faulkner University. The Lady Knights were undefeated all season with a record of 29-0 and 76 straight match victories. In the semi-final game against Coosa Valley, Macon East came back from a two set loss to advance to the final match. The loss to Coosa Valley ended a 199 consecutive game winning streak by the Lady Knights, but they did what they had to do to battle back and get the match win. Lexi Brantley and Payton Traff were named to the all-tournament team, and Jesi Garrett with 33 kills and 28 digs was named tournament MVP. Jesi also reached a 1,000 kill career milestone in the first game of the state tournament. Brantley who had achieved 500 career aces and 2,000 career kills earlier in the season finished the tournament with 7 aces, 31 kills, 5 digs, and 29 assists, along with Traff’s 50 assists, 12 kills, 5 aces, and 4 digs and Sami Nesbitt’s 15 kills, 10 aces, 14 digs, and 5 blocks. Both Brantley and Garrett will continue their volleyball careers next year at the collegiate level playing for Bellhaven University and College of Coastal Georgia. The Lady Knights will lose 5 seniors who lead this team on and off the court, but they will come back strong and ready for the challenge in 2016.