Lady RedHawks wrap up undefeated ESCC season
From the moment she became Marist’s head volleyball coach, Julie Popp-Hopkins had specific goals in mind for her squad in 2013.
The first of those was becoming the undefeated East Suburban Catholic Conference champion, and that goal was reached last Wednesday in Mount Greenwood. There, the Lady RedHawks downed Bishop McNamara 25-10, 25-6 to wrap up a perfect league season.
Bridget Krasowski was a major contributor for Marist (25-9, 9-0) as she served nine aces and put down four kills. Also getting involved in a measurable way were Molly Mayo (11 assists, five digs), Carolyn Yerkes (five digs), Shannon McKevitt (five aces), and Ann Marie Stifter (nine kills).
“It was a great night for the girls,” Popp-Hopkins said. “That was really a great experience for the girls. I’m super-happy for them.
“And it was great that we clinched the conference championship in our last home [match], and on Senior Night. So that was a very special night for the team.”
The previous evening, the Lady RedHawks outlasted host Carmel 25-20, 25-23 in another ESCC clash. Yerkes finished with 23 digs for Marist, Stifter added nine kills, and Cameron Enright totaled eight kills and 14 digs.