Girls’ Volleyball Ending an Era

Many seniors in their final season upon graduation


Submitted By: Eva Stegic

The girls’ volleyball team huddles up, discussing their gameplan with one another before they carry on with the game.

Oscar Walsh, Opinions Editor

The girl’s volleyball regular season came to an end in mid-October, as six seniors took to the final games of the season for their last moments on the court in their high school careers. No players graduated last season, so the current seniors have led the team in past years and hope to lead the team to success in sections. 

The girls faced historically strong conference matchups like Minnehaha Academy and Providence Academy, but the large group of seniors were hopeful to leave a positive impact on the talented underclassmen. 

Senior and captain Evie Doran ‘23 explains the team dynamic compared to last season, “[We] have a new group of talented underclassmen that are improving the team, and I feel like we can be more competitive this year because we didn’t graduate any seniors last year.” The team defeated St. Paul Academy by winning every set in both of their matchups this season. 

This is Doran’s sixth year. She has gotten to know the core players very well, “We’ve spent more time together, as the core group of seniors, getting better and working together.” The girls are hopeful that the close community they have created can find success in the postseason. They regularly create themes for the players to wear at school on each home game day, and they regularly shows spirit and support each other on game days.

The team grew with a talented group of underclassmen this year. Senior and captain Lily Erlandson ‘23 hopes, “[The team] continues the team spirit… and trying to get to know everyone on the team.” It is also Erlandson’s sixth and final year. 

The team, led by their many seniors, won their final regular season match against Richfield 3 to 1. Now they hope to do well at sections and end on a high note.