Mercy Varsity Volleyball Celebrates Season and Looks Forward to the Future

Mercy Varsity Volleyball’s (MVV) state championship run ended when they were defeated by the Livonia Stevenson Spartans on Thursday November, 14.  MVV forced a fifth set with Stevenson but fell short of a regional championship title after losing 3-2.
As with any loss, the ending of their season has brought sadness and disappointment in many forms.  The tight-knit team misses practicing and playing with each other every day.  Junior Mary Beth Robert says not seeing her teammates daily has been the hardest part.
“It was not that we couldn’t continue on and win states,” said Robert, “but it was more that we wouldn’t be in the gym with our friends every single day at practice any more.”
However, the Marlins have recognized their outstanding season and have celebrated. At their end-of-the-season banquet, the coaches expressed their pride in MVV for its success MVV.
“They were proud of how far we made it because no one thought this year that we would make it as far as we did,” said Robert.
The Mercy Varsity Volleyball team remains positive.  This year’s seniors hope to continue their volleyball careers.  Although unsure of her plans, senior Christa Greenwood might continue playing intramural volleyball or even compete at a collegiate level.  As an entire team, MVV hopes to have the opportunity to compete for a state championship in Battle Creek next year.