Volleyball wins fourth state championship title in a row


The volleyball team lining up to announce all the teams that made it to the championship. “I am so happy the girls beat Palmer-Ridge.” Hannah Johnson 11 said,” Volleyball is are thing and I’m so glad that they one.” Photo Credit: Holly Espesito

Marlee Mikesell, Team Leader

On Thursday, November 14, the Lewis-Palmer girls volleyball team went off to 4a State Volleyball. The school held a send off for them during 7th period, and several students a teachers went to show their support for the team. 

State volleyball was being hosted at the Denver Coliseum and ran from Thursday to Saturday. The girls had a bye first round, then they played Pueblo West winning 3 to 1. The second game was against Montrose and the girls won 3 to 0. In the semi-final they played against Coronado winning 3 to 2. In the championship, the girls played against Palmer Ridge. 

The girls ended up winning 4a state. This is Lewis-Palmer’s fourth win in a row, and sixth win in seven years. The school and Volleyball team are referring to it as a 4peat. The girls went into the championship against Palmer Ridge. Which nobody was expecting, it brought in many people to watch the game. 

“I am so happy the girls beat Palmer-Ridge.” Hannah Johnson 11 said,” Volleyball is are thing and I’m so glad that they one.”

The girls started out the season, thinking they would not do very well, and there would be a slim to little possibility of them making it to state, nevertheless winning.

“Everyone thought we were gonna be trash at the beginning of the season. We graduated a ton of girls last year. They mostly went off as D1 commits,” Gianna Bartolo 12, “We all had really low expectations. We went into the season really hard non-conference. We played mostly 5A’s, which they creamed us. It was really tough at the beginning.”

Most of the girls on the varsity volleyball team are seniors this year and will be going off to college and some will be playing volleyball. So, this was their last  high-school season, bringing up a lot of mixed feelings of happiness and sadness.

“It is really sad, because I am going to miss every single one of them,” Hope Espesito 10 said, “They are so fun and are really good. Were gonna be missing all of their talent next year”

The school has been elated about the volleyball win. There were several students that went to the Denver Coliseum to cheer them on and show their support. On November 21st, there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate the girls and their successes at State. 

“I was super proud of the girls. I think the fans are a huge part of their drive to continue doing so well. They need us fans to be there and support them,” Lissie Artley 11 said, “Hopefully, the girls can keep their region as state Champions.”