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Park Volleyball beats Jefferson to win Section title

The girls' volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point in the varsity Sections match against Bloomington Jefferson Nov. 2. Park won the match 3-2.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

November 4, 2019

After a close battle against Bloomington Jefferson, Park overcame the Jaguars in the fifth set 15-13, winning their first Section title in Park volleyball history. With such a turbulent match, each team stole the lead seemingly every second, Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she focused on their...

Volleyball seeded second in Sections

Junior Kendall Coley and senior Makaila Winward block the ball from coming to their side of the net. Girls' volleyball was seeded second in their Section.

November 1, 2019

At the end of the girls’ volleyball season, Park was seeded first in its Section. However, after the announcement of the seeding placement, Jefferson suddenly became number one in Section 6AAA. Athletic Director Andy Ewald said for the past few years the coaches were using a computer system to det...

Girls’ volleyball wins first round of Sections

The girls' volleyball team celebrates after scoring during the sections game against Washburn Oct. 24. Park won with a final score of 3-0.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

October 28, 2019

Park girls’ volleyball won a crucial game against Washburn Oct. 24, marking a strong start to Sections. Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she is very happy with how the girls performed. “We had a whole week off, and weeks can get long when you don’t have any matches,” Meierotto-Simon said. “I...

Volleyball celebrates victory

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

Kate Schneider

October 10, 2019

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 ...

Volleyball wins a big game against Edina

Junior Raegan Alexander scores a point against Edina Sept. 25. Park won the match 3-1.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

September 27, 2019

After a fierce battle against Edina on Sept. 25, the girls volleyball team won 3-1, marking their 9th win of the season. The Orioles win puts their record at 9-2, giving the team a strong record. Girls volleyball coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon is happy with how the girls played. “I am very proud...

Volleyball raises over $5,000

Sophomore Lily Nugteren and junior Helen Tefera dry off a car at the carwash fundraiser Aug. 25. The fundraiser was held at Jerry's Hardware Store on Louisiana Ave.

Ruthie Posada, Molly Schochet, and Ayelet Prottas

August 28, 2019

With just soap and wet rags, the volleyball team’s carwash not only raised $5,300 for their upcoming season, but also doubled as an opportunity for team bonding.  Jennifer Anderson-Winward, a parent organizer for the fundraiser, said the event is very important to the team as it is their main sourc...

Volleyball beats Jefferson in section quarter finals

Senior Maddy McIntosh passes the ball to a teammate during the second round of sections against Jefferson Oct. 25. Park will play Edina Oct. 30 in the section semi finals.

Rachel Salzer

October 26, 2018

Coming into this week’s section quarter finals match, head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she was excited to compete against a high level team. “I was really excited to see the match up. I know we’re playing much better volleyball than the first time we saw them earlier this season,” Mei...

Volleyball prepares for sections

Players get into formation for the next play against Benilde  Oct. 16, Park beat Benilde 3-0. The first section game will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 25 at Bloomington Jefferson.

Dahlia Krebs

October 24, 2018

Looking forward to sections, senior Maddy McIntosh, who is a captain, said the team has to work on maintaining their focus even after they get scored on. “I feel like sometimes we get in a rut like they score on us a couple times in a row and we just have to find a way to stop that right away,”...

Volleyball prepares to face opposition

Sophomore Reagan Alexander goes to hit the ball after sophomore 
Olivia Lainsbury sets to her against Coon Rapids September 17th. Park won 3-1.

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 8, 2018

According to junior Ivy Jones, preparing for matches involves knowing ahead of time the skills needed to face that particular opponent. “We can know what kind of skills they’ll be doing and be able to play against them and have a feel of how they play,” Jones said. “We film our matches so...

Girl’s volleyball wins first section game

Junior Rachel Laing (left) and senior Amaia Floreal jump up and block a hit from the Burnsville Blaze. The Orioles lost last time it played Burnsville.

Hannah Leff

October 29, 2016

The girls’ varsity volleyball played their first section game on Oct. 24 at Park against the Burnsville Blaze. The Orioles won the game 3-0. According to MN Volleyball Hub, the team won the first set 25-18, the second set 25-15 and the third set 25-22. Park defeated Burnsville after losi...

Volleyball dedicates game to Coach’s mother

Senior Taylor Ewald and varsity team surpirses head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon with shirts supporting her mother.

Hannah Leff and Maximilian Bechtold

October 15, 2016

When volleyball head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon entered the gym, she was blown away by the overwhelming support from the volleyball program. During the game against Burnsville on Monday, Oct. 10, players and fans wore white and collected donations to support Meierotto-Simon’s mom, Wendy Mei...

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