Girls Basketball Season Preview

MACON, Ga. – The FPD girls basketball team will look to build after an impressive 2012-13 campaign, coming up just short of a state tournament berth after advancing to the GHSA Class-A Region 7 Tournament Championship game.

Below is a season preview for Viking fans:


Seniors Caroline Stroud and Savannah Phillips will be counted on to lead the Lady Vikings all season.

Both players understand what it takes to play in the ever-competitive Region 7. Phillips battled injury much of last season and will be the primary scorer for the Lady Vikings while Stroud will be relied on for her defensive prowess on the perimeter.

Sophomore point guard Sydney Reese proved her worth last season as well. Reese’s ability to manage the game matured greatly over the course of her freshman campaign and those skills will be vital if the Vikings are to be successful in 2013-14.


Perhaps the biggest addition to FPD’s squad comes via two freshman forwards in Kate Patterson and Bailey Ruble. Both players have played together since middle school.

Patterson’s ability to shoot from the outside and score close to the rim could give the Lady Vikings an upper hand on any given night offensively.

Ruble, while also a scorer at times, will give FPD a serious height advantage defensively in the paint.


Senior center Lizzie Lisenby will be the primary rebounder for FPD this season. Her prowess in the paint will make teams think twice about driving into the lane for layups. Lisenby will also be a legitimate scorer for FPD’s offense.

Key Players:

G Syndey Reese, 5-4, Soph.; G Savannah Phillips, 5-10, Sr. (13 ppg., 4 rpg.); F Kate Patterson, 6-1, Fr.; F Caroline Stroud, 5-7, Sr. (4 ppg., 4 rpg.); C Lizzie Lisenby, 6-2, Sr. (5 ppg., 6 rpg.)


2012-13 Record: (14-13,)

Head Coach: Charley Chase (fifth year)

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting