Sophie Bufogle named to All-State volleyball team
If you attended Jenks High School volleyball matches in 2020, there is one thing you probably got used to seeing and that is No. 11 dominating the net area for the Lady Trojans.
That No. 11 is senior Sophie Bufogle and she was recently named to the 2020 All-State East Volleyball Team.
“I was excited because it meant I get the chance to play volleyball with some of my old teammates again before we leave for college,” Sophie said. “I’ve always looked up to the players who were on the All-State team, but it wasn’t something I focused on during the season. I was more focused on team goals and going to state.”
The Jenks volleyball team had a strong 2020 season. The Lady Trojans had a perfect 9-0 record in their Frontier Valley Conference matches, hosted and swept through their regional tournament and made a semifinal run in the 6A state tournament before losing to eventual state champion Bishop Kelley.
“This one was one of the best seasons I’ve had at Jenks,” Sophie said. “It was so fun to have a last season with girls I’ve played with for so long. We always worked hard and had so much fun together as a group. It was challenging at times but overall, it was a great season and we all worked together. It wasn’t just one person that won our games, it was everyone pulling weight. I think that’s what made it so fun for everyone.”
Sophie has attended Jenks Public Schools since she was in eighth grade. She said she is not going to play volleyball in college and is undecided on where she is going to school when she graduates from Jenks in May.
“I’m going to miss all the players because everyone is so encouraging and accepting,” Sophie said. “Jenks volleyball is like a family, we all supported each other. I’ll definitely miss all the fun things we did together as a team.”