Girls’ volleyball loses 1st Mission League title under Black, 10 players to return next season

By Charlton Azuoma

For the first time in Head Coach Adam Black’s five-year tenure as coach of the girls’ volleyball team, the Wolverines did not win Mission League.

The team finished 12-17 overall and 5-5 in league after going 10-0 in the Mission League for the last four seasons.

The Wolverines wrapped up their season with a 3-1 victory over Flintridge Sacred Heart on Senior Night.

“I feel that senior night was a really nice way to end because it showed that we can come together, have fun and come out with a win,” hitter Ally Hirsch ’13 said.

Although the team is not headed for the playoffs this year, its players believe that there are positives to take away from this season.

“I think overall the girls made strides in their game as individual players and as a group,” Black said. “I think reading the game and knowing how to react in different situations were big improvements.”

Injuries sidelined hitter Lucy Tilton ’12 and libero Katie Price ’12 midway through the season, prompting first-year varsity players Josephine Kremer ’14 and Madison McAndrews ’13 to fill in those gaps.

“I think the experience was a factor this year,” Black said. “With another year of training and playing I think we will be back where we want to be.”

Next season 10 current members are expected to return to the team.