By Teagan Burns
Last night the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team celebrated their sophomore night with a win against the Bruins from Kellogg Community College. Sophomore night is a night dedicated to the sophomores on the volleyball team. It includes each girl being publicly recognized before the game by Head Coach Chip Will.
“It’s important to take some time to honor them for what they’ve dedicated and put into our program to keep us a national power house,” Will said, in his presentation of the five sophomores.
The five girls honored included Ariana Jaconette, Taylor Meyer, Abbie Gortsema, Taylor Friend, and Emily Johnson.
“I liked it a lot, I felt a lot of the love from all the staff and everyone,” sophomore Taylor Meyer said.
“I like to start as many sophomores as I can, you know, in the starting line up and I think all of the sophomores played well tonight. It’s kind of a night they can take some recognition of what they put in these past 2 years,” Will said.
The game itself ended with a 3-0 win for the Raiders. With the sets ending 25-15, 25-17, and 25-19.
“With so many injuries, over the last five days, we really had to have some other kids step up and that’s what having a deep team allows us to do,” Will said. “I thought it showed they prepared well in practice, throughout the year, so when they do get that opportunity to come in they preformed well.”