Even before teams take on the monumental task of trying to topple the Elwood/John Glenn High School girls volleyball team, they are reminded of how difficult it would be.
Beyond the fact the Knights are 11-0 this season, the walls of the Northport school’s gymnasium are plastered with 28 championship banners commemorating teams that have captured league, Suffolk County and New York State championships. READ
Apparently, first impressions don’t mean a darn thing in volleyball. Nor do second, third and fourth impressions, for that matter.
In this sport, momentum is a fragile, fickle thing that can come and go with each serve.
That was the case in Wednesday’s Suffolk County League VII girls match between Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai. What started out looking like it would be an easy three-setter for SWR, turned into an exhausting five-setter in which the total points were virtually identical (118-116 in SWR’s favor) and no set was decided by more than four points. READ
Rose Horton has traded in Bishop McGann-Mercy green for Riverhead blue, and now the Blue Waves’ new girls volleyball coach has her work cut out for her.
The challenge stands in the form of taking over a team that went 0-14 last year, won only once in the past two years and has a 3-38 record over the last three seasons. READ
Talk about scary stuff.
How about having to play Kings Park, one of the scariest high school girls volleyball teams on Long Island — on Halloween, no less? READ
Now the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls volleyball team can breathe a little bit easier.
The setter may hold the single most vital position in volleyball. After all, a team without a setter doesn’t have any hitters. READ
Courtney Wrigley has come far, much further than many of her younger teammates on the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls volleyball team might expect.
Back when Wrigley was an 11-year-old, one of some 80 hopefuls trying out for a middle school team, she was far from the polished player she has become. READ
Hailey Wehr waited four years for this moment. It was fitting that with one point separating Shoreham-Wading River from clinching a trip to the postseason, the ball found its way into the senior’s hands. READ