The student news site of St. Teresa's Academy

DartNewsOnline

Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

Although the STA varsity volleyball team lost the state championship, the team remains proud of their performance this season.

The+STA+varsity+volleyball+team+poses+for+a+photo+with+their+state+runner-up+trophy+Oct.+31.+photo+courtesy+of+Tyler+Abney
The STA varsity volleyball team poses for a photo with their state runner-up trophy Oct. 31. photo courtesy of Tyler Abney

The STA varsity volleyball team poses for a photo with their state runner-up trophy Oct. 31. photo courtesy of Tyler Abney

The STA varsity volleyball team poses for a photo with their state runner-up trophy Oct. 31. photo courtesy of Tyler Abney

by Maggie Knox, Editor-in-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The STA varsity volleyball team won MSHSAA Class 4 state runner-up Oct. 31. The team lost to Lafayette High School in the state championship game at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.

The Stars won the first game of the match 25-16 over Lafayette, but fell 25-19 in the second and 25-11 in the third. This match was Lafayette’s fifth straight Missouri Class 4 state volleyball championship title.

Seniors and team co-captains Maddie Torti, Delaney Meyer and Zoe Jackson led the Stars through the championship match. Torti had 14 kills and Meyer had a team-best 14 assists, according to The Kansas City Star.

“It didn’t end up exactly how we wanted it to,” Meyer said. “But I think we far exceeded everyone’s, including our own, expectations of us.”

STA was looking to win its first volleyball state championship since 2006, according to Torti.

“No STA volleyball team had made it anywhere near this far in [almost] ten years,” Torti said. “We gave it everything.”

Jackson is grateful for the experience of going to the state finals with the team.

“It’s an indescribable feeling knowing that you are in the top four of the best teams in the state of Missouri [for your class],” Jackson said.  “It’s an even better feeling knowing that you deserve to be there and get to share the experience with such an unforgettable group of girls.”

Team manager and senior Kailey McNett appreciated the team’s support for each other in the final match of the tournament.

“Every single point [we earned had] the whole bench standing up and yelling,” McNett said. “I am so proud of them, I feel like a proud mom.”

As captains, Jackson, Meyer and Torti are proud of the team’s performance at state.

“We were so close to winning but no one on the team can be sad with how we did,” Torti said. “The experience was amazing. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 Comment

One Response to “Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up”

  1. Destiny on May 14th, 2017 1:23 pm

    Wut. Will. You. Win. A. Trophy Or a metal

    [Reply]

Please review the Dart's editorial policy before commenting. Please use your first and last name; anonymous comments will not be published.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    All school mass held for the Immaculate Conception

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Students place flowers in the quad in memory of Becca Lueke

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Forensics students attend talk from Latent Prints Analyst

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Rotary Club accompanies Immacolata Manor residents at Christmas party

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    basketball

    Gallery: STA vs. Lee’s Summit North basketball game

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Pre-Health Club makes holiday cards for deployed soldiers

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Theater department holds auditions for “Blue Stockings”

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Star Shop holds annual Cyber Monday Sale

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    Gallery: Thanksgiving Celebrations 2017

  • Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up

    breaking news

    “Light Their Way” auction held Nov. 18

The student news site of St. Teresa's Academy
Varsity volleyball team wins state runner-up