Sam Edelheit, Becca Lavoie, and Amanda LeClair are the three seniors leading the GHS volleyball this fall.
Glastonbury High School girls volleyball celebrated their seniors in style, defeating Coventry in three sets (25-6, 25-17, 25-14) on Senior Night last Friday in front of family and friends at GHS.
On a night when the team recognized three senior players — Amanda LeClair, Becca Lavoie, and Sam Edelheit — the Guardians got contributions from a variety of sources to close the regular season with a record of 16-4, winning 11 of their final 13 matches.
Head coach Melissa Reynolds said her three seniors have “provided leadership, teamwork and spirit to help lead the team to such a successful regular season.”
“With Becca providing a formidable defense, Amanda a strong offense, and endless energy and positivity from Sam, this trio of seniors will be sorely missed next season,” added Reynolds.
The seniors have also been major contributors on the court, each playing to their strengths. Lavoie has powered the defensive charge, leading the team in digs (232) along with serving up 35 aces. LeClair is playing a pivotal role near the net, leading the team in total blocks (32) and has hammered home 97 kills (hitting .326) and 17 aces. Edelheit hit .340 and served up 22 aces while only committing five errors all season.
Behind the seniors is a deep, talented crop of juniors that have thrived on the court. Kara Shea and Alexandra Edgington have provided the punch up front, finishing with the first and second most kills on the team, as the team tallied a robust 694 total kills through 20 games.
Sophomore setter Mckenna Reynolds leads the team in aces and assists, averaging 8.3 helpers per set, and her 554 total assists ranks her top three in the state.
The Guardians .800 winning percentage is the seventh best in Class LL and once the conference tournaments wraps up, the team will turn their attention to the state tournament. The first round of the Class LL tournament is slated to start Tuesday, Nov. 7. Check ciacsports.com for all of fall’s high school sports tournament brackets.
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