Women’s Volleyball News

2021

 

St. Mary's Volleyball Wins Unprecedented 18th NYS Title

St Mary's Volleyball added an 18th NYS Championship to the banner down in Long Island... that's right... 18th! What an accomplishment! Congratulations to these amazing young ladies and the entire coaching staff on a wonderful season.

 

 

St. Mary's Volleyball Wins Another League Championship

Congratulations to the Women's Volleyball Team on their straight sets win over Sacred Heart, clinching the Monsignor Martin Championship!

Also congratulations goes out to All-Catholic Team members:
1st Team - Jordan Hummel (POY), Courtney Kurkowiak, Gianna Blair, and Carson Tyler
2nd Team - Katie Sieber and Madelyn Boglev

 

 

Jordan Hummel Named Super 7 Athlete of the Week

The senior captain of the St. Mary's Volleyball Team holds over a 97 GPA, ranking in the top 10 of her class, is the Treasurer of the Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society, won a fourth straight league championship, and was named league MVP - twice!

Check out her feature from WKBW here.

Jordan will also be heading to Davidson to play DI volleyball and continue her academic career next Fall.

 

 

Women's Volleyball Honors Three Seniors

The Women's Volleyball Team took on Nichols and honored their three seniors in spectacular fashion. Congratulations to senior captains Jordan Hummel and Courtney Kurkowiak along with Katie Sieber for their incredible careers, which include over 100 wins, three league championships, and two state titles. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to carrying on the legacy that is St. Mary's Volleyball.

 

 

Women's Volleyball Raises $5,500 for Roswell

St. Mary's hosted their annual Dig Pink Game against Rochester Mercy in late October. Throughout the past week, our girls collected donations and received the signatures of those fighting cancer, cancer survivors, or those who have passed away from this insidious disease on their special jerseys. The team definitely played some inspired volleyball, and not only did the Lancers come away with a win, but they also raised $5,500 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Way to go ladies!

 

 

2020/21

 

Women's Volleyball Captures Monsignor Martin Title

In an unprecedented shortened, spring season, the Lady Lancer Women's Volleyball Team proved that there are still some things you can count on. The girls captured yet another volleyball championship, this time defeating league rival Sacred Heart in straight sets. With the team unable to move onto NYS Championships due to Covid, the team looks to return to the court even hungrier this Fall.

2020/21

 

Women's Volleyball Captures Monsignor Martin Title

In an unprecedented shortened, spring season, the Lady Lancer Women's Volleyball Team proved that there are still some things you can count on. The girls captured yet another volleyball championship, this time defeating league rival Sacred Heart in straight sets. With the team unable to move onto NYS Championships due to Covid, the team looks to return to the court even hungrier this Fall.

2019

 

Women's Volleyball Captures State Title

From The Buffalo News:

St. Mary’s of Lancaster went 6-0 in pool play then swept three sets in the finals from Kennedy Catholic of Somers in Westchester County to win the Catholic High School Athletic Association girls volleyball championship Saturday at York College in Queens.

It was the 17th state Catholic championship for the Lancers and third in four years.

St. Mary’s defeated Kennedy Catholic, 25-11, 25-15, 25-11, in the final.

The Lancers were led by the ball control of senior libero Jasmine Brundage, coach Don Pieczynski said.

She had 13 digs and that enabled Marie Rhodes to dominate in the middle with 12 kills and a hitting percentage of .706.

Rhodes had 40 kills and nine blocks in the tournament while Brundage came up with 57 digs. Courtney Kurkowiak had 117 assists and 11 aces and Maddie Nuttle had 30 kills.

In pool play, St. Mary’s defeated Kellenburg Memorial, Kennedy Catholic and Mary Louis, by 2-0 each.

Besides sweeping through Monsignor Martin Association play with an undefeated record. the Lancers were undefeated in all their dual matches.

 

Lancers Take Monsignor Martin Title... Again!

The Lancers defeated Sacred Heart in straight sets to take secure the league championship. Not to mention, the title is the women's volleyball team's ninth straight (yes... 9th) title.

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!