Volleyball Dynasty

December 15, 2015

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The girls volleyball team celebrates an ace. Despite losing many of their leaders to graduation and injury, the Eagles came together to win their second straight Golden Gate Classic. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

The Mongolian Khan family, the Los Altos varsity girls volleyball team and the 1991 Chicago Bulls.

What do these three things have in common? They are all dynasties. The varsity girls volleyball team cemented its dynasty as it repeated its victory in the championship of the Golden Gate Classic. After losing the likes of former captain Carmen Annevelink ‘15, who led the team in kills last year, and senior libero Sarah Tritschler to injury, there were multiple question marks surrounding the team. However, all questions were dismissed when the Eagles defended their crown as Golden Gate Classic champions versus St. Ignatius by the score of 2-1.

“Last year we were expected to win, but this year we had to work really hard to win,” senior Megan Wilhelm said. “I think it was the first moment that we played as a strong team and played our best volleyball. It was a huge turning point for our team and I think it gave us a huge confidence boost.”

The team went on to post a stellar 28-8 record that included a run in the CCS Division I tournament which ultimately fell short. By repeating as Golden Gate Classic champions, the seniors of the squad cemented their places within the legacy of Los Altos volleyball.

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