Volleyball celebrates victory

Parks honors its seniors with 3-0 win


Sadie Yarosh

Senior Addie Warg dives for the ball during the game against Chanhassen Oct. 3. Girls’ volleyball won 3-0 on senior night.

Kate Schneider

When playing for the first time in a varsity match, senior Angie Leno said she felt overwhelmed with gratitude for her last season.

“I went in for serving and it felt good being in (the game), it’s a very special moment that I’m going to remember forever. I felt like crying the whole time but the tears were from happiness,” Leno said.

According to coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, all the seniors had a lot to offer and set good examples for their teammates.

“The seniors brought great leadership (and) great energy. They’ve been great student athletes and really good kids for all the younger girls to look up to,” Meierotto-Simon said.

Sophomore Elsa Bergland said the match was an opportunity for the seniors to shine on the court.

“We did good when the seniors went in, we kept it up and didn’t let it change anything,” Bergland said.

The seniors have brought great leadership (and) great energy.

— Whiteny Meierotto-Simon, coach

Meierotto-Simon said she is very happy with how the team has improved and hopes to stay strong for the rest of the season.

“We’ve had a really good season, we’ve had ups and downs but we’ve been getting better every single match and I think we’re definitely on track to finish the season on a really high point,” Meierotto-Simon said.

Park volleyball will play its next game at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at St. Michael Albertville High School.