Girls Varsity Volleyball · Sudden end to the 2020 Season

Saturday was a very difficult day within our volleyball program. We learned that we had been in contact with a positive
Covid-19 case within last week. First and foremost, everyone is feeling well and are doing well. Unfortunately, this has placed the majority of our program into a quarantine situation and has also unfortunately ended our 2020 volleyball season. I am devastated that our six seniors along with the rest of our student athletes will not be able to compete in this year’s IHSAA state tournament. I am extremely proud of how our kids and coaching staff have handled this entire year; they have been very diligent in all the safety precautions everyone has put in front of them. Our athletes in my opinion in many ways have gone above and beyond to ensure they were able to have a “normal” season this year. We have talked daily about how much of this is out of our control and we just needed to make sure we were disciplined in what we could do to make sure we were keeping ourselves, our families at home and our volleyball family as safe as we could and these girls crushed it!
Though we are obviously extremely disappointed in the way our season had to come to an end I still view this season as a success. We had many individual achievements, big wins and many program changing events this year, but most of all this year I saw all three of our teams come together more than ever as a family. With all the ups and downs, twist and turns all of our players, managers , support staff and coaches learned to deal and adapt to the daily changes Covid-19 brought us. I want to thank all of our families and friends for their support this year. We had limited ticket sales this year and still had large crowds to support our dedicated student athletes, you upheld the safety protocols that had been placed on you.  Your continued love and support to the girls most definitely did not go unnoticed, thank you and as we close this chapter in our journey we are anxious to see what the next chapter has in store for the Lady Knights of McHale Gymnasium.