MHS Varsity Volleyball Team Wins Against Reigning NEC Champions
The MHS fall athletics season has begun, and the varsity volleyball team is off to a strong start, winning two of their first three matches. The team’s captains, Julia Potvin and Caitlin Parkman, both seniors, as well as their head coach Killeen Miller, will look to continue the forward momentum as they take on Winthrop this coming Thursday, September 15, 2022.
The team lost its first game against Beverly on September 6 by a score of 3-0, but just two days later, they turned the score around against Bishop Fenwick, prevailing 3-0. In their most recent game, Marblehead came out strong against Peabody. They won the three matches 25-16, 25-20, and 25-19, a particularly significant achievement given that the Peabody team is the current NEC Champions, having won the title during the 2021 season.
Several players shined during September 13’s matchup, with Kiera Sweetnam (Senior) continuing to dominate on offense. She had 16 kills, 3 aces, and 8 digs. Isabel Wabno (Senior) had 18 digs and 2 aces and added 8 kills to the team’s total. Tamya Johnson (Senior) and Potvin, both setters for MHS, had 15 and 11 assists respectively.
Marblehead’s varsity volleyball team has many notable players on its roster, several of whom rank within the top 25 across all of Massachusetts. Sweetnam, with a 0.360 hitting percentage, ranks 14th in the state. She is also ranked 25th in the state for kills, of which she has 23. Junior Madeleine Cole ranks 10th in the state for blocks with 7 so far this season. The team’s complete list of statistics and roster are available online.
MHS Volleyball certainly has plenty of talent, and it will be exciting to watch as they work to maintain their winning record and vie for a spot at playoffs later in the season. They play their next three games away on September 15th, 16th, and 19th, but they will be at home on the 21st and 23rd competing against Masconomet Regional and Wakefield Memorial respectively. Both games will take place at 5:30 PM in the Marblehead High School Field House.