Volleyball Spikes to Third Place

From Issue 3

The Prep Varsity Volleyball team placed third in the MAIS tournament held on Thursday, October 8. The tournament was held at Belhaven University where Prep defeated Hartfield in the quarterfinals. Their season concluded in the semifinals where they were knocked off by Presbyterian Christian School, who went on to play Jackson Academy in the championship.

The team had some key victories including Madison Ridgeland Academy and Hillcrest. A memorable point in the season occurred after a heartbreaking loss to Jackson Academy. Kelsey Harmon felt the team came together, explaining, “After a hard JA loss, it was tough to bounce back. But we used that as motivation to beat Pearl.” The team did just that by gaining 3 wins and no losses against the pirates.

The rising seniors for next year’s team are looking forward to what the coming season has in store for them. Junior Sarah Riley Jicka remarked, “We have a lot of returning players and we’ll be able to improve the team a lot.“

This year’s seniors included Olivia Baker, Courtney Burrow, Kelsey Harmon, Naomi Nhim, and Kristina Zouboukos.