Collaboration on the Court: Girls’ Volleyball


Chloe Lee

Seniors Paige Hess, Sophie Wang and Brooke Thomassen cheer with Junior Lola Yeh in Varsity Volleyball’s Senior Night match in the Ube.

Yasmin Dennis, Copy Editor

Bump, set, over the net, spike! The past few months have been a whirlwind of competitive fun for the girls’ volleyball team. 

Starting the season in late August and wrapping up in mid-October, each team made the most of every practice and game, competing with vigor and bonding with peers along the way. Every game was filled with an abundance of rallies, killer serves and team spirit. The bleachers roared with each point as devoted fans cheered on the players and their effort. 

“There was always so much positivity on the court,” freshman Soraya Dennis said. “I was able to meet many new people, and because of everyone’s effort, we had an amazing season. My teammates were always supportive and I’m thankful for a great season.”

Throughout the season, the girls’ volleyball team worked on improving aspects of their playing. They succeeded in doing so, enhancing both their technical skills in addition to their team spirit—a critical aspect of the game. 

Although strangers at first, the team grew close, cheering on one another’s victories and offering a supportive hand during more difficult games. 

Playing their respective parts, the liberos and defensive specialists learned to dig difficult hits over the net, the setters hustled to set their hitters and the hitters finished the rally with a swing and a kill.

“As a returner, I was excited to see what the JV team would bring in the upcoming season,” junior Carisa Koh said. “While we had a rough start at the beginning of the season, our team persisted and started to trust one another and build team chemistry. We started to have long-serving runs against the opposing teams which helped contribute to our successes.”

The girls’ volleyball team fondly reflects upon this past season, with learned skills and new yet lasting friendships.