November 19, 2015
The varsity women’s volleyball team finished with a record of 14-4, 4-3 in conference according to head coach Greg Cullison, and placed fourth in the IAAM A conference. The JV team finished with a 9-4 record.
“Our JV team did equally well under a new energetic coach. Our departing seniors showed tremendous leadership during the year, and the underclassmen want to carry on that same spirit next year,” varsity head coach Greg Cullison said.
Besides leadership, the team bonding helped contribute to the team’s success. “Everyone worked well together because we made time for team bonding, so we had relationships with one another on and off the court. [It] made playing and communicating easier,” junior libero Shelby Umbarger said.
The team made it to the playoffs, beating McDonogh in five sets on Oct. 27. However, they were eliminated by Notre Dame Prep in three sets during the IAAM Quarterfinals on Oct. 29.
“What made our team successful was when we were excited and had positive energy surrounding us when we played. That’s when we really had our best games,” senior captain setter Parker Day said.
“Overall, it was a very fun and successful season. Everyone got so close, and it was sad to see the season end, but we are proud of the way we played,” Day said.
Megan King is a Perspectives Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.