An Unforgettable Battle: AHN vs. Berkeley Volleyball

September 25, 2016

Junior, Gillian Garcia comments,

Junior, Gillian Garcia comments, “It’s the greatest feeling ever when you know not just a person, but an entire group of people cheering for you and wanting the best for you.” Credit: Gillian Garcia (used with permission)

The Academy of the Holy Names Varsity Volleyball Team had an unforgettable battle with Berkeley Preparatory School at 7:00pm on September 21, 2016. With four sets of intense energy in the air, Berkeley wins. Being the first game in the volleyball season to be broadcasted live on Bright House Networks High School Sports channel, the team was anxious yet excited to get the game going.

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Jag Nation puts up posters in the stairwells to hype up the school to make sure they get as many girls at the games they can. Credit: Chloe Paman

Currently, the Academy Volleyball Team is #4 on BHSN Volleyball Rankings, holding a (12-3) score in the district.

Starting the game off, Brianna Benito, Gillian Garcia, Morgan Salzsieder, Camille Opp, Kendall Bulleit, Rachel Rosales, and Ashley Lambert showing Berkeley all their energy and power in each spike.

Highlighting the main points of the game, Bright House Networks Sports Reporter, Chris Torello and Ansley Cassidy, tell the audience the main points of what happened during the game. With so much energy in the air, the Academy jaguars took the game to a whole new level. 

Torello comments that, “Academy gave Berkeley Prep everything they could handle during the Bucs set.”

To see the full Holy Names vs. Berkeley Prep Recap video by BHSN click here.

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The student section of the AHN vs. Berkeley volleyball game had a habit of running into the court! Credit: Nicole Browne (used with permission)

Academy students showed up that night in all black to support their volleyball team and filled the student section to its max. All were singing different chants and overall being the loudest in that court. 

Yelling phrases from “Jag Swag” to “Look at the SCOREBOARD!”, the Academy student section has never been livelier. 

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Senior Haley Morell (left), exclaims, “Even though we did lose, it doesn’t change the fact that we have an outstanding team.” Credit: Hayley Morell (used with permission)

Having just entered high school, the Freshman realize how great it is to be a part of the Academy student section.

Freshman, Victoria Hifko, comments, “We even had these cheer offs against Berkeley’s student section! It was really fun! Everyone was so involved and I truly felt part of the school.”

Upper Class men personally thought that this game was one for the books. After going to so many games in the past for all different sports to support the jags, this one may have been the craziest student section yet.

Senior, Brittany Bramwell comments, “It was great! The Seniors at the bottom of the stands went so wild. We were told multiple times to calm down and stay in the stands but we always managed to find a way on the court and scream out lungs out for our team. “ 

The Academy, although they are #4 in the BHSN Top 10, they will always be #1 in our hearts.

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