Nola back in action


VeThalia Warren, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: VeThalia Warren – Sophomore Nola Johnson warms up with her teammate shortly before the start of the varsity’s first home game: Rangeview vs. Denver South. This is Nola’s second year playing varsity for Rangeview High School.

Sophomore Nola Johnson came into the 2018 volleyball season with, what some would say, high intensity and ambition. She is returning to Rangeview High School after last year’s volleyball season. For the 2017 volleyball season, the girls were awarded with the title of EMAC champions for the numerous amount of conference games won.

Johnson does not attend Rangeview High School. This year will be Johnson’s second year playing on the varsity volleyball team for Rangeview High School. She currently attends Colorado Early Colleges Aurora, which does not offer any sports.

“She’s a dedicated player; she brings positivity to the team she makes everybody laugh and is always the loudest girl cheering for the team,” said sophomore Amari Bullock and fellow teammate of Johnson.

According to Maxpreps, Johnson plays the position of right side hitter and middle hitter. Being the tallest on the team, some say Johnson uses her height as an advantage against the various opposing teams.

The lady Raiders come together for a quick celebration after they score a point verses Denver South (VeThalia Warren).

“When we’re low on energy, she has the power to get us pretty hyped up and she does encourage us and tells us we’re okay when we mess up,” said junior Katelynn Starkey and fellow teammate of Johnson.

Johnson has been playing volleyball for as long as she can remember. She claims that volleyball is like second nature to her. Many say she constantly works hard every chance she gets and her passion for the game grows every day. According to Johnson, she’s happy that she gets to play with girls with the same mindset and heart as her.

“Honestly, I’m in love with the game, from working with my teammates to getting coached by my coach, to the game itself,” stated Johnson. “Volleyball is a big part of my life, I can’t wait for all of this hard work to pay off later in life.”

The lady Raiders’ next game is tomorrow, October 2nd at Thornton High School at 6:30pm. For the Rangeview girls volleyball schedule, click here.