35-11 (9-1 IN REGION)

#1 State Ranking

GHSA Class 1A State Champions!

8-A Area Champs!




1 Kate Gary FR Demorest, GA
2 Elsa Sanchez SR Spain
3 Chloe Kahwach SR Cleveland, GA
4 Rebecca Heyl FR Clarkesville, GA
5 Claire Kelly JR Demorest, GA
6 Julianne Shirley JR Clarkesville, GA
8 Sofia Rueda SR Spain
10 Kitty Rodenas SR Spain
12 Katarina Foskey JR Tiger, GA
16 Ashlyn Yaskiewicz JR Sky Valley, GA
18 Sarah Jennings SR Clarkesville, GA
19 Skylyn Yaskiewicz JR Sky Valley, GA
24 Addy McCoy JR Cornelia, GA
41 Chesney Tanksley SO Clarkesville, GA
MGR Chi Chi Nwachukwu JR Marietta, GA
MGR Susie Sun JR Cornelia, GA


FINAL 4: 2022 
ELITE 8: 2022 
SWEET 16: 2018 • 2020 • 2021 • 2022
State Playoffs: 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2021  • 2022 
Area Champions: 2022
Area/Region Runner-Up: 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2021

Program History/Records


Abby Carlan ('21) - Truett McConnell University

Katy Corbett ('21) - Mercer University (Beach Volleyball)

Nancy Fisher ('22) - Toccoa Falls College

Sarah Jennings ('23) - Covenant College

Kitty Rodenas ('23) - Calumet College of St. Joseph

Alba Romanos Gracia ('22) - Ventura College (Beach & Indoor Volleyball)


The varsity volleyball program plays home games in the Student Activity Center, which is located on the Middle School campus.


Program "At a Glance" (PDF)

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Matt Heyl - Head Coach

Matt Heyl just finished his 5th season as head coach (130-76) of the Lady Indians volleyball program. In 2022, Heyl led the Lady Indians a GHSA State Championship in Class 1A DI, as the program set school records in wins (35), win percentage (.761), set wins (84), win streak (10), wins against ranked opponents (8), and best ranking (#1). The historic season included the first-ever Area Championship and first-ever trip past the Sweet 16, and early in the season coach Heyl eclipsed 100 career wins. Since Heyl took over the program in 2018, TFS has made state all five years and four times advancing to the Sweet 16 or further. He is the winningest volleyball coach in school history. Heyl was named Area 8-A Coach of the Year, and has been with TFS for 14 years, serving as a math teacher at the Upper School. He has coached volleyball for over 25 years at multiple levels, including at the Division-II level in Sweden. He has coached five TFS players that have gone to play college volleyball, both beach and indoor. His own playing career spans over 27 years, with much success in beach volleyball. While in college, he qualified for a professional beach tour along the east coast, and while playing indoor in Florida, was twice on a team that was ranked #1 twice and qualified for two national tournaments. Heyl has five children.

Matt Heyl Coaching Record at TFS 

2022 35-11 State Champions, Area Champions, #1 State Ranking
2021 23-12 State Sweet 16, Area Runner-Up
2020 19-15 State Sweet 16, Area Runner-Up
2019 22-20 State Rnd 1, Area Runner-Up, #7 State Ranking
2018 31-18 State Sweet 16, Area Runner-Up, #10 State Ranking

Jo Kimbrel - Assistant Coach

Tykia Thompson - Assistant Coach