Article by Phoenix writer Isabel Connolly ’23:
On November 1st, Kellenberg’s JV Volleyball team traveled to a neutral site to defend their undefeated season and bring home a league championship. The Firebirds capped off their stellar season with a victory over the Friars of St. Anthony’s in two straight sets with scores of 25-21 and 25-20.
Winning a league championship is an exceptional accomplishment, but having played and defeated the Friars eight times in one season is what legends are made of. The 2021 JV team has indeed proven legendary.
This group of 23 individuals created a formidable team. Brooke Mollica stepped up to the plate and ferociously defended the back court. Grace Canade provided her proven leadership, playing smart with unparalleled tenacity. Setters Nora Butler and Hayley Lipinski ran the offense as well as any varsity players in the league. Middles Jaclyn Bricca and Olivia Orphanos dominated the net. The offense was led by Julia Maniscalco, Bianca Sapano, and Stella Becker.
Congratulations to all the girls who were a part of this winning team for all their hard work.
Let’s go Firebirds!