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Leon volleyball celebrates State Championship

Posted at 12:03 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 00:03:51-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Leon High School volleyball team hadn't dropped a game to a Tallahassee area school since 2015, and they've been to five straight Final Fours, and were State Runners-up in 2017. The thing that eluded them? A State title, but that changed last week.

The Lions beat St. Thomas Aquinas in four sets to capture the Class 6A State Championship on Friday, finishing the year 29-3 and number one in the State, number five in the country according to Maxpreps. The ladies celebrated that State title Thursday with their peers, and of finally sealing the deal? It feels pretty good.

"It's almost indescribable," said senior Shania Cromartie. "It was such a relief, just all the hard work that the coaches put in and the school as a whole."

"It may not have sunk into them but definitely for me," added head coach Angie Strickland. "So happy for them and this school and all the parents and support from the boosters."

This is the Lion's second State title in volleyball, as they also won in 2011.