It’s the end of the regular fall athletics season, and that means the most bittersweet game of the year: Senior Night. The Lady Cards volleyball team hosted Hillsboro-Deering Monday night for their last game of the season. Underclassmen and team parents treated the seniors to custom socks, homemade posters, balloons, and yes, even a cake (Happy 18th birthday, Carmela!). The JV team opened the high school portion of the evening’s program, fighting hard for every point against the Hillcats. This game was followed by the Senior Night festivities, where each individual senior was recognised for her contributions to the team. The Varsity game opened with the National Anthem, sung a cappella by this year’s graduating members, followed by three intense and exciting sets. Aces were served, blocks slammed the floor, and the hits were hard as the varsity team cranked into high gear for their final 2014 game. The sets were close, the second especially: the Cardinals fell to the Hillcats only in the last two points of the set, finishing with a score of 24-26. All left feeling satisfied at the Cards’ efforts to continually improve and to earn every single point, and their willingness to persevere to close a 10-point gap at the beginning of the third set.
It’s been a monumentous year for Claremont’s volleyball program, and the team’s dedication to teamwork, collaboration, spirit, and heart have defined their two of hopefully many years as a part of this community.
It’s been a great ride. This is Erin Truesdell, and for the 2014 Girls Volleyball Seniors to our team and our community, farewell and good luck!
Senior Chloe Kennison hugs junior Rachel Dansereau during the volleyball Senior Night ceremony held Monday evening.
The senior memebrs of the SHS Girls Volleyball team sing the National Anthem before their game Monday.
Varsity volleybal coach Shawna Baird-Torney introduces the team’s seniors Monday night.
Senior (and birthday girl!) Carmela Clave poses for a photo with her mother during Monday’s fesitvities.
All members of the SHS Girls Volleyball team before the Senior Night game.
Volleyball players from the Class of 2015 model their homemade shirts before Monday’s game against Hillsboro-Deering.