You could say, in a sense, that the Harrison Girls’ Volleyball team used their height as an advantage in winning the Class A, Section One Championship this past fall. “We were a small team,” says their Captain Jessica Segal, and as a result, we came together as a very cohesive unit.
Offsetting length on the way to 17-2 season, the sectionals found them bringing home the gold in the relished role of undersized underdog – but just barely. Going the full five sets in the finals, each Harrison win came by a margin of two. “We fought for every
Otherwise, in the center as team captain, she initially felt a bit over her head when named at the beginning of the year. “It put a lot of pressure on me,” she says, but playing the role of floor general as setter in the 1-5 naturally allowed her to settle in as official team leader.