Women’s Volleyball News

2019

 

Dig Pink Event Is Huge Success

On October 4th, the St. Mary's Women's Volleyball Team held a Dig Pink event to benefit The Side-Out Foundation's Stage IV Cancer Research.

The team held the event during arguably the biggest game of the season to attract the biggest crowd possible, as the Lancers faced off against the Quakers of Orchard Park. St. Mary’s dominated the game, defeating the No. 1 large school in Western New York in straight sets and raised $2,000 for their cause.

The Dig Pink event was the brain-child of several girls on the team, including senior captain Kelly Cleversley: “We wanted to do something to show our support for cancer survivors, those who have passed on from cancer, and those currently in the fight,” Cleversley said. “So, we put our heads together and came up with the idea to collect $5 to have supporters sign our special Dig Pink jerseys with their names, survivors’, people’s who are battling cancer, or in memory of someone. It’s been cool to learn about people’s stories, and it’s brought us closer as a team.”

The entire St. Mary’s gym was a pink-out, with fans wearing pink from head-to-toe, cheering on the Lancers in this huge game.  The team fed off the crowd’s energy, and it was a night to remember in Lancerville. In total, St. Mary’s raised $2,000 for Side-Out Stage IV Cancer Research.

Head Coach Don Pieczynski couldn’t be more proud of his team: “The girls really came together and showed up in big ways,” Pieczynski said. They put forth tremendous effort in raising money for this great cause, and then what they did on the court? What a great night! That’s the St. Mary’s way.”

Lancers Take Down Clarence In Epic Battle

In a 5-set match, St. Mary's defeated Clarence 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 17-25, 25-11 to earn a hard-fought victory against one of the best large schools in Western New York.

2018

 

St. Mary's Adds Five to All-Catholic Teams

Congratulations to St. Mary's juniors Jasmine Brundage and Kelly Cleversley and senior Hannah Mulhern on being named First Team All-Catholic!

Another round of congratulations goes out to St. Mary's junior Marie Rhodes and freshman Courtney Kurkowiak on being named to the Second Team!

 

Lancers Fall Just Short in State Championship

The St. Mary's Women's Volleyball Team lost a heart-breaker to Sacred Heart of Long Island in the NYS Volleyball Championships.  The 5-set match was back-and-forth for its entirety, and the Lancers showed so much toughness and heart to fight in front of their home crowd.

 

Lancers Fall Just Short in State Championship

The St. Mary's Women's Volleyball Team lost a heart-breaker to Sacred Heart of Long Island in the NYS Volleyball Championships.  The 5-set match was back-and-forth for its entirety, and the Lancers showed so much toughness and heart to fight in front of their home crowd.

 

Women's Volleyball Captures League Championship

St. Mary's defeated Sacred Heart in this year's Monsignor Martin final to capture their 8th league championship in a row!