Serving Up a Victory


Another BMHS girls’ volleyball season has come and gone, but ended strong, even though it began with some uncertainty as a new coaching staff took over. It feels like only a couple weeks ago that all three teams won their first home games against Notre Dame Academy on August 16. Over the course of the season, varsity won eight league games and lost only two, one to Saint Joseph and the other to La Salle. They beat La Salle at a home game earlier in the season and Saint Joseph at home a couple of weeks later as well. The girls’ last league game, senior night, on October 10 was their closing win, in which they beat Saint Paul three games to one.

“I feel like our season has gone really well,” says Maddy Cardenas, a senior Varsity outside hitter. “We’ve been on the gym and working hard at practice all season and I think that’s been showing through how well we’ve played!” She recently got an offer from her second choice college to play volleyball. She’s waiting to hear from her first choice school, however, before she decides on a final choice. In addition to Maddy, Lauren Turner (aka LT) was offered a college scholarship to play beach volleyball at Texas Christian University. Congrats to both of them! “This year has honestly been amazing,” Sydney Hamilton, Varsity libero, responds when asked about how she felt the season went. “We had a crazy start getting a new coach, but we all really strived to have a great season, and I think we really did. Also, we beat St. Joseph’s, which is something that really shows our team that we are a force to be reckoned with.” Now, the Varsity girls are in the middle of playoffs and are trying hard to win the CIF championships. “I am more confident than we have been in the past years,” Sydney said when asked about the playoffs. “This year we have really clicked as a team and honestly, I believe anything we want and put our mind to is something we can obtain.” We wish them the best of luck as they work their hardest to represent our school!

JV and Frosh also had winning seasons. JV won the majority of their games, as did Frosh. Earlier in the season, Frosh played in a tournament at South High and won first place. Isabella Jimenez was selected as the tournament’s MVP, and Bonnie Clapp was presented with the All-Tournament award. Congratulations to the teams’ performances this season! The Bishop Knights ended the season with three very strong teams, and the coaches are already getting ready for next season. Go, Knights!