Miller volleyball wraps up 2021 season with more hardware

 Coach Tamra Landers, right, receives a plaque for the MSHSAA Volleyball Coach of the Year.

The Miller Lady Cardinals made plenty of history on the volleyball court a year ago going 34-3-1, and claiming the first girls state championship in Miller’s illustrious history. Following the 3-0 sweep over the Spokane Lady Owls, the reigning and defending Class 1 champions were honored with a championship banner.
“It was special,” said Claudia Hadlock, a senior during last year's state championship run. “It was packed here and this team is really good again. This community is awesome, they are still coming out and supporting the team even though we graduated four seniors. They say home is where the heart is and tonight was amazing.”
Miller head volleyball coach Tamra Landers shared a similar sentiment.
“It is so special. It is hard to talk about," Landers said. "I will always remember those girls. The practices, the things they said, the memories we made. They will never be replaced. I hope some of these other teams have the same kind of success they had, but they will always have a spot on the wall.”
The surprises weren’t done yet, as Landers received a plaque from an MSHSAA representative for 2021 Coach of the Year—across all five classes.
“I thought the plaque was for Class 1," Landers said. "It has taken a little bit to realize how special this is. It is the girls we have had. It is this community. I will share this honor with everyone.”
Hadlock said the award for her former coach was well-earned.
“I am so happy for her," Hadlock said. "She is so deserving and actually deserves coach of the year every year. We have been to the Final Four twice now and she has always been there.”


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