by Olivia Hakes
On October 13, the girls volleyball team won their sectionals against the International School of Indianapolis for the first time. After one of the longest seasons in volleyball history, the players’ relentlessness and hard work paid off.
Player Lindsey Syrek, agreed that there was always “lots of energy on the court, and the cohesiveness of the team really pulled us through in the end.”
Starting from open gyms in July and ending in mid-October, these teammates continued to be friends on and off of the court. Although the girls were not as successful during their regional match against Indianapolis Lutheran, this season was still one to remember.
University played International School of Indianapolis three times this past season. In their first match, University claimed victory. But the second time they played, International School won, causing the final sectional match a toss-up.
Captain Gillian Monroe said that “this was one of the most stressful games I’ve ever played.”
Although it looked as though International School was going to win for a while, University pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and took home the first ever sectional title. Coach Jennifer Thompson said “They played as a team. They won together, they lost together, they played as a family.”
Head of School Chuck Webster firmly believes that “they represented our school very well, and we are very proud.”
Image courtesy of Jamie Owens