All Good Things Come To An End


Kayla Moran, Staff Writer

This year’s girls State High volleyball team has had a year like no other. Their record for the season was 22-1. They lost in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals to state playoffs to Garnet Valley in 5 sets on November 15th with the scores of 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 21-25, and 15-12. They were crowned District 6 Champions for the 6th year in a row and were also crowded the first Mid Penn Champions this year! Sophomore setter starter Leah Henderson #38 said, “The season was extremely unpredictable but that was the best and most amazing part of it all.”

Team chemistry is truly the line between success and failure. Bonding events helped structure friendships before and during the season. Bonding activities were held often throughout the season and played a large role of the team’s success this year. It also helped let everyone feel more comfortable communicating with each other on and off the court. Senior setter Kasie Peterson #32 said, “Taylor hosted games at her house one night at the beginning of the season and that was probably my favorite team bonding and I think it brought a lot of us together.” Senior Keira Scharf #1 disagreed with Peterson and claimed using a big parachute at practice was her favorite memory. “When Coach Gonder brought in the parachute, it made me feel like a little kid again,” said Scharf.

Being a senior comes with it’s positives and negatives. Playing your last year of high school is super memorable because it’s your last, but also a heartbreaking feeling. Senior setter starter Taylor Kuruzovich #15 said, “My senior year for the senior couldn’t have gotten any better. I’m so proud of everyone on the team and everything that we’ve accomplished. This season proved that we aren’t just a team but we’re a family and I couldn’t have done any of this without my sisters by my side.” “It wouldn’t have been the same without any of them, I love them all with all my heart on and off the court and I will greatly miss being and playing with them everyday. It’ll be a change”, Henderson said agreeing Kuruzovich. Head coach of 8 years, Chad Weight said, “This group specifically has had a connection I’ve seen like no other and that’s what makes it so far for me to let them go.”