BA varsity volleyball makes state playoffs

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Emma Hincher, #11, goes in for the spike vs. John Paul II.
Emma Hincher, #11, goes in for the spike vs. John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.

Photo above: Beaufort Academy celebrates after a win against John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.

Beaufort Academy’s varsity volleyball team wrapped up its season by making a run in the SCISA Class A State Playoffs this past weekend. The Lady Eagles volleyball team and Head Coach, Donna Patrick, finished the 2015 season 8–12. “Couldn’t be more proud of this team and the coaches” said Athletic Director Neal McCarty. “This team bought into Coach Patrick’s system from the first day she stepped back on campus, worked hard all season and earned a spot in the state playoffs. Nicely done!”

BA entered the state playoffs as a #6 seed and knocked off #3 seed Cathedral Academy 2–1 and Jefferson Davis Academy 2–0 on Friday, advancing to semi-finals on Saturday. Lady Eagles lost to #1 seed Richard Winn Academy in a semi-final match ending its playoff run.

It was a close match against a veteran team and the Eagles fought hard to the end. “We didn’t have a varsity team last year, making the state semi-finals and finishing #8 in the state speaks volumes for the future of our volleyball program and direction its heading.”

#2 Mary Hanna Hiers sets #8 Allison Suber for the kill. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.
#2 Mary Hanna Hiers sets #8 Allison Suber for the kill. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.

This young team was led by 8th graders Amelia Huebel, Peyton Polk, Emily Ann Hiers, Eliza Nix, AnnaLee Thompson, 6th grader Mary Hanna Hiers, 9th graders Alyssa Patrick, Emma Hincher, 10th graders Allison Suber, Milana Ingraham and sole senior Sissy Mungin. Congratulations ladies!

And additional congratulations to Emily Ann Hiers, Emma Hincher and Alyssa Lewis for being selected to SCISA All-Region 2nd Team.