Photo of the Week–Nov. 2

Participating in a sendoff for the girls varsity volleyball team Nov. 5, seniors Lexie Pilz and Leah Selm hold posters to cheer on their friends. Pilz attended both the sendoff and the State championship game.
November 6, 2020

Matt Cosgrove: from Division I volleyball player to football kicker

Kicking the ball deep into the end zone, senior Matt Cosgrove sends his team’s opponent, Webster Groves, back. Cosgrove started kicking for the team after his spring volleyball season was canceled last year. “I didn’t think we were going to have any games because I thought they would all be canceled due to COVID, but then we did, and I was excited,” Cosgrove said.
November 4, 2020

After missing his spring volleyball season, senior Matt Cosgrove took on the position of kicker for the football team.  Cosgrove fractured his hip his freshman year going into his first high school...

Photo of the Week- Aug. 31

Cheering each other on, freshmen Cora Tiemieir and Ashley Lewenski use a unique way to celebrate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the girls were not allowed to partake in high fives or fist bumps.
August 31, 2020

Junior Matt Cosgrove’s journey to becoming a Division I athlete

Jumping up in the air, junior Matt Cosgrove winds his arm back to serve the ball. Cosgrove turned down four other offers to commit to Pennsylvania State University to continue his volleyball career. “[Playing club] is a lot more competitive and challenging than playing for your school because you play kids all around the country, and it forces you to raise your level of play,” Cosgrove said.
April 14, 2020

After playing volleyball for three years, junior Matt Cosgrove committed to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to continue his volleyball career.  “Penn State came to watch me play with my...

Sophomore Ethan Jennings unites with his team to obtain a bid for the USA Volleyball National Championship

Jumping to set a ball, sophomore Ethan Jennings assists an attack for junior Evan Conger. Jennings played JV volleyball his freshman year and continues to play for the High Performance Volleyball program. “Playing with older guys was great because it gave me a unique experience that most guys my age don’t usually have and pushed me to work harder,” Jennings said.
January 27, 2020

After playing a year for the highest level of the High-Performance Volleyball program, sophomore Ethan Jennings and his team obtained a bid for the USA national volleyball tournament in June.  Having...

Senior Claire Goedde celebrates graduation a semester early

Goedde is escorted by her parents at senior night for volleyball.
January 24, 2018

One of just three students in the class of 2018 to graduate in the first semester of their senior year, Claire Goedde celebrated the end of her high school years early. “When I was registering for...

Susan Dean earns place in the Hall of Fame

Susan Dean before a the varsity volleyball team, encouraging them during a home  match.
February 24, 2017

After 31 years of mentoring players, varsity volleyball coach Susan Dean has been selected for the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. “Our organization has been around...

Dean reflects on retirement after 31 years of service

Coach Susan Dean stands with the varsity team on Alumni Night after winning two sets against Parkway South.
October 24, 2016
“I think every memorable moment has a memorable kid in it, somebody that really grew as a player or had a life changing event happening in their life that we were able to be there,” Dean said.
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