ROSWELL, Ga. — With the autumn weather setting in, everyone is looking forward to fall sports in Fulton County high schools, the athletes and their coaches most of all. Of course, football stands out in most people’s minds as the supreme sport of autumn, but softball, volleyball, cross country and cheerleading are all just as exciting.
Roswell High School has a promising season ahead for each of these sports.
Volleyball and softball are both under new leadership, now coached by Jenny Harp and Carissa Roustan, respectively. Harp, who had previously coached in Cherokee County, “set the volleyball team off to a good start,” said Andy Shultz, assistant athletic director at Roswell High.
The softball team, which is made up of younger students on average, did lose the first two games, “but they were close,” said Shultz. He appeared confident that with practice over time, they would certainly improve.
Cross country, coached by David Evans, has a strong team as well. Evans, said Shultz, feels that both the boys’ and girls’ teams can make it to the cross country championships. Drew Kelly, the top runner for the boys’ team, “looks like a contender for state champion himself.”
The cheer season is yet to start, but Shultz had this to say about the squad, coached by Alison Smock: “Experience-wise, they’re younger as well, but talent-wise they are very promising.”