Second Place Is a WINN, Of Sorts…


| Thomas Richardson

Lari Migliorino spiking a volleyball in a game during late August.

- Thomas Richardson

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This year’s volleyball season ended on Tuesday night, with the Lady Timberwolves taking an unexpected fall to the Jenks in the 6A State final with a score of 3-2 (by sets;25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 25-16, 15-7). We are proud of our volleyball team. I see this as a win, of sorts, given that in the past few years North has crashed out of the State Tournament, early, with disappointing results. Around six months ago the volleyball program experienced a change in leadership with new head coach Faith Abalos. My understanding is that it’s always challenging when a new coach comes in, but Coach Abalos was able to harness the talent that was already here and ultimately become state runners-up. This season shows growth from the previous years. Second place is not first, however, with the outcome of the season , and the returning (and new) talent of the players, in the few games that I went to, I believe that within the next three years that our volleyball team will win state. Yes, it will be hard, with great talent leaving each year, but I believe under this coaching staff, that it is possible.

Overall our volleyball team went 30-6 and won their District, both the Jenks and Mustang Tournaments, were regional and COAC champions, and had a 18 match win streak. I would also like to congratulate Lari Migliorino and Ali Woodrow on 1,000 kills and digs respectfully.

Congrats Volleyball, and Good Luck next year!