Set, spike, senior night

Volleyball teams celebrate seniors’ hard work, dedication


Nicole Klein

Student fans support the varsity volleyball players and watch from behind the student-made banner. Many family and faculty members came to watch the game to support the seniors.

Nicole Klein, Senior Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE | The varsity volleyball team won against the Urban School of San Francisco in four sets tonight to finish off the annual senior night. 

“The game celebrates the seniors’ accomplishments, dedication, and leadership to the team over four years,” senior Shana Ong said. “It’s not everyday you get an incredibly warm and loving speech from a teammate.”

In order to attend in-person, students and faculty were required to fill out an entry form to check for their vaccination status.

“I personally really like playing with a crowd because it’s very easy to build off of the energy,” junior Samantha Calvin said. “I am glad we got the chance to have a crowd in a safe way.”

There are five seniors on the volleyball team and their teammates create posters to celebrate them, according to Athletic Director Elena DeSantis.

“Right before the game we give flowers to all of the seniors on both Convent’s team and their opponents. Usually the lowerclassmen make gifts, posters and decorate the gym,” DeSantis said. “For most of our athletic programs, senior night has been a tradition for over 20 years.”

The varsity team will finish the season by facing off with University High School next Tuesday in the playoffs.

“There’s generally a bit of pressure to win since our games have been pretty crowded lately,” Ong said. “At the end of the day, I’m just happy to have spent this incredible season with my teammates and make these amazing memories.”