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Campbell Bowden: a team player on and off the court
August 30, 2018
Coronado senior, four-year starter, D1 commit, and most of all, a great teammate, Campbell Bowden prepares for what she hopes to be her best year yet.
Baylor commit, Campbell Bowden was named MaxPreps HS Athlete of the Month last year. She has had a great high school career, due to her hard work and dedication. Bowden has been a key to Coronado volleyball’s success, leading them to 3 playoff berths in a row.
“Campbell plays a big role on our team,” Coach Raul Lawrence said. “She leads our offense with the most kills, she plays 6 rotations, and is our go-to in our toughest situations.”
The team had a disappointing end to the 2017 season, with a 3rd round loss to Weatherford. With high expectations for the coming season, Bowden hopes to make a deep push into the 6A Girls Volleyball playoff race.
“It’s important to make it deep into the playoffs because this is it for some of us,” Bowden said. “This is our last year playing all together and I know that we can make it very far due to the family bond we have.”
Bowden has improved every year and shows how hard work and dedication can take you wherever you desire. Coronado recently played in the Josh Turner classic, where she was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
“I feel honored to be selected for the All-Tournament team,” Bowden said. “It makes me want to work even harder and be better than I was before.”
By leading Coronado both in and out of the gym, Bowden has always strived to be the best teammate she can be. She plays a huge role in the team’s chemistry, and without her leadership, Coronado wouldn’t be where they are now.
“Campbell is an amazing teammate,” teammate Mia Stills said. “She always cheers for us and is so supportive;she cares so much about us girls on the team.”
Bowden has had a great start to the 2018 season. She has put up 251 kills, 199 digs, and 9 aces in 19 games.
“I feel this season we have come out the strongest we ever have,” Bowden said. “We’ve been playing against big teams and have been competing and beating them.”
Off the court, Bowden is involved with many activities and organizations. She has created her own organization known as the “I Can Camp,” a sports camp for underprivileged kids around El Paso. Bowden is also involved in FCA (Fellowship Christian Athletes) in her off time.
With this amount of talent Coronado has, the 2018 season is shaping up to be potentially historic year. The leadership of Campbell Bowden will play a huge part in the success of the team.