Girls’ Volleyball Season Comes to a Close


Logan Hanekamp

The Lake Forest Girls’ Volleyball season came to an end Tuesday when they fell to Mundelein in the Regional Semifinals. The team finished the season with a 16-20 record. They had great successes during the season, including placing fourth in their home invitational, third in the Antioch Invitational, and eighth in the Maine East Invitational.

The Scouts were composed of a young squad this season, and they continued to grow and gel as the season progressed. With strong senior leadership, captains Bee Ward, Claire Mahoney, and Ellie Pearson were able to bring the young team together. Ward stated, “This is the best team I have ever been a part of. It was the best, not simply skill wise, but because we were such a unit and we all enjoyed playing with one another. Everyone came to practice every day and worked hard together for the team.”

Being a cohesive group was crucial for their success this season. On offense, sophomore Caroline Graham stepped up this year and became a critical player early on for the Scouts. Along with leading the team in kills, her composure and strong play helped clinch some very close games this season. Junior Alyssa Thrash and sophomore Kelly McCaskey became key defensive players as the season continued.

“We were able to get really excited on the court,” Scouts Claire Mahoney said. “We were easily able to read each other, and I believe our season really benefited from this.”

With the season behind them, the Scouts are extremely proud of their accomplishments. With 10 returning members for the 2019 season, Lake Forest is looking forward to a strong future as they continue to grow.