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Senior changes school commitment

Senior changes school commitment

Sofia Seewald

December 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

After verbally committing to play volleyball at the University of Southern California, senior Gabby McCaa saw Boston College as a better fit. “I was committed to the University of Southern California and after a year, there were a few changes and I figured that reopening my recruiting process would...

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

When she visited the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus last spring break, senior Maddy McIntosh said she knew it was perfect for her. “I took a last minute trip with my mom to visit my cousins and I just fell in love with Colorado as a state,” McIntosh said. “I visited the campus...

Volleyball beats Bloomington Jefferson

Volleyball beats Bloomington Jefferson

Dahlia Krebs

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

The volleyball team beat Bloomington Jefferson 3-1. They advanced to the semifinals of sections against top-seeded Edina Oct. 30 at Edina High School. Sophomore Hannah Howell said because the team lost to Jefferson earlier in the season, they were looking forward to facing them again. “We were...

Sophomore takes role as volleyball team manager

Sophomore takes role as volleyball team manager

Maddie Schutte

October 29, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Sophomore Ryan Barnett said he had only been playing volleyball for a year before being contacted by the junior varsity coach to assist their team. “The JV Coach approached me one day after I made a club team, and was like, ‘Hey do you wanna practice with us?’ So I agreed right off the bat,” Ba...

Volleyball prepares for sections

Volleyball prepares for sections

Dahlia Krebs

October 24, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

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,”...

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Dahlia Krebs

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Playing and beating Park’s rival Benilde St-Margaret’s after Park was defeated last year felt fantastic according to girls’ volleyball captain, junior Makaila Winward. “They’re our rivals so we were really ready for this game and last year we didn’t play well against them at all, so to co...

Volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness

Volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness

Dahlia Krebs and Mira Malka

October 15, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Raising awareness about breast cancer is important, according to senior Gabby McCaa because she said she wanted to support women who are battling for their lives. “We want to support cancer research and so we chose to do Dig Pink to raise awareness and to support the women who are going through...

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Ruthie Posada

October 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

The Hopkins all-day volleyball tournament, Oct. 6, brought tough competition for varsity volleyball teams from all across Minnesota according to Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon. According to Meierotto-Simon the team went 2-2. She said although they came home with 11th place out of 15, she said she t...

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Hayley Westwood

October 3, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, in efforts to draw a bigger crowd, the first 50 students to attend a home volleyball game will receive free admission. “The volleyball parent booster club is paying the admission for the first 50 students to get in because they are trying to get more st...

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Anika Hanson and Emma Leff

September 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Gabby McCaa began the recruiting process to play collegiate volleyball at the age of 14. All she knew was that she wanted to keep playing volleyball. “(Volleyball) is something that I really love and (I) wanted to continue to compete,” McCaa said. McCaa said her parents and coaching...

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