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12/28/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of his season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of his season.

Shelter Island volleyball had a new look in 2017.

We lost seven players to graduation in June, leaving only three returning varsity players. Laura Mayo took over the reins of the junior varsity team from Jim Theinert, a three-year veteran of the position. On the books it looked like a rebuilding year, but the varsity matched its record from 2016, and the JV was stronger than the previous year. (more…)

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11/01/16 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Amira Lawrence, returning to the lineup, has been a shot of adrenaline for the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Amira Lawrence, returning to the lineup, has been a shot of adrenaline for the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team.

They say it’s never over until it’s over.

The Shelter Island volleyball varsity team had played well in their last match of the season against the Pierson Whalers on Tuesday, October 25, but had lost the match to the league leaders in three straight. That put our final league record at 3-7, below .500 which is normally required for playoff consideration, effectively ending our hopes to make it to the post season. But hang on — it’s been an unusual season. (more…)

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10/17/16 7:15pm
Shelter Island coach Cindy Belt goes over instructions during Monday's match at Mattituck. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Shelter Island coach Cindy Belt goes over instructions during Monday’s match at Mattituck. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Dig Pink? Dig this.

The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team dug its special black uniforms with the pink numbers and lettering for its annual Dig Pink match on Monday. Meanwhile, coach Frank Massa must have dug the way his team played.
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09/19/16 10:16am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Action from Friday's Shelter Island volleyball team's win over Greenport-Southold. Top to bottom, Sarah Lewis, Nicolette Fasco and Julia Labrozzi. In gray shirt, Melissa Frasco

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Action from Friday’s Shelter Island volleyball team’s win over Greenport-Southold. Top to bottom, Sarah Lewis, Nicolette Frasco and Julia Labrozzi. In gray shirt, Melissa Frasco.

September means a new school year and a brand new sports season. Shelter Island volleyball players have been in the gym since August 22, learning and improving skills and forging a team from individuals.

We have a lot of new players in the gym. Six varsity players graduated with the class of 2016, and unfortunately two seniors have been unable to return due to injury. Isabella Sherman made the switch to cross country, trading with Olivia Yeaman who came to the volleyball team.

With all the changes, we have just one returning varsity player, and of the 17 players currently in the gym, 10 have never played high school volleyball. We’re quite young, but the athletes are steadily making progress. The girls are very supportive of each other and tackle new ideas with enthusiasm. (more…)