Indians News · 1996 and 1997 AA Volleyball State Championship Ring Ceremony


The 1996 and 1997 teams won back to back State Championships and set the bar high for Gilbert Volleyball.
The Players on the 1996 chose to have t-shirts made that said “Refuse to Lose” and they never lost. Their team, finished their season with a 38-0 record. They captured several championships along the way. They were Region Champions, District III Champions, AA Lower State Champions and then they achieved the highest honor, AA State Champions! Led by Head Coach Jan Flynn and Assistant Sandy Hendrix, these women did something they had set their mind to do at the beginning of the season…Refuse to Lose.
Presenting their rings were Gilbert High School’s former Athletic Director during 1996, Coach Donnie Woolsey and senior volleyball players.

Megan Caughman Carrero
Kara Catron
Amanda Taylor Hayes
Lindsay Quarterman Laxton
Christin Teal Mack
Earline Dunlap McLeod
Laura Moyer
Carlee McCartha Myers
Brandy Teal Redd
Dottie Covington Talbert
Starla McCartha Stidham
Mandy Quarterman Williams
Manager Laura Shelton
Assistant Coach Sandy Hendrix
And Head Coach Jan Flynn

The 1997 team included some of the former team members along with new players who wanted the same victories. This team finished their season with a 33-6 record and captured championships of their own. They were Region Champions, District III Champions, AA Lower State Champions and the AA State Champions! Because of this team, they gave Gilbert High School Back to Back State Championships.

Presenting their rings were Gilbert High School’s former Athletic Director during 1997, Coach John Nix and senior volleyball players.

Megan Caughman Carrero
Kara Catron
Amanda Taylor Hayes
Lindsay Quarterman Laxton
Christin Teal Mack
Earline Dunlap McLeod
Laura Moyer
Brandy Teal Redd
Laura Shelton
Starla McCartha Stidham
Dottie Covington Talbert
Christy Oswald Taylor
Erin Hallman Thomas

Manager Tasha Diaz Strickland
Assistant Coach Jackie Shealy
And Head Coach Jan Flynn