Volleyball seniors enjoy bittersweet final game


East Grand Rapids Girls Varsity Volleyball team

Grace Samra, Staff Writer

For the senior girls on the Varsity Volleyball team, November 2  was their last game on this team. They faced a challenging opponent, Forest Hills Central, in their first game of the postseason. Sadly, this game was the last one they got to play together, but they were missing three seniors due to quarantine.  

“I am super excited about the postseason this year as our team has a great connection among the girls and I think we are going to have fun no matter what happens,” Kennedy Kerr ‘21 said. 

This game was the last time they got to walk out onto that court together, the last time the adrenaline before the game pumps through their bodies, and the last they feel the thrill of playing together. “It’s sad, I have been around the sport of volleyball since I was born so knowing it’s coming to an end is bittersweet.” Alex Allen ‘21 said. 

For some of these girls, they have been playing volleyball together since they were in middle school, and grown-up together. “I will miss playing this sport with the other seniors. We have been playing together since 6th grade and they have become my best friends.” Allen said. 

Even though they will be leaving, they will take the countless memories and lessons they learned from being a part of this team with them. “Being on this team has taught me to cherish every moment that I have, playing with my teammates because you never know when it will be your last time playing with them,” Kerr said.

 Beyond cherishing every moment you have, it taught them to work hard and work together. “I have learned how to best work towards common goals, be versatile, and maximize our potential,” Conally Cooper ’21 said. 

As they head off to whatever is next, they will all miss the special bond they shared with one another. “The best part of being on this team was the chemistry that we all have when we play together, and how uplifting everyone is on the court,” Cooper said. This chapter of their life is closing and they are moving on but they will always fondly remember the years they spent playing together.