This is one of our favorites, that captures the action and the intensity of Melrose volleyball. Leslie Hirschfeld and Gina Ciccone set up the double block, and Taylor Pearson and Rachel Towle (27) get into defensive position.
Taylor (1) sets and Nicole Glavin gets ready to hit, with Gina (5) looking on.
Freshman Hannah Brickley has provided invaluable defense and toughness at the net since moving into the lineup.
Been there. Done that. Gina and Laura Dillon (15) celebrate a point in their big win over Division III leader and last year's state finalist North Reading. Gina and Laura played big roles on last year's 24-1 state finalist team.
Melrose came out of their toughest stretch of the year, 4-2, playing at their best as the team heads toward the playoffs. From left, Coach Scott Celli, Laura Dillon, Hannah Brickley, and Assistant Coach Steve Wall.
Allie Brussard brings her big serve to the lineup.
Team meeting before the game. From left, Hannah, Laura, Allie, Taylor, Rachel, Kelsey Quinn, Lauren Howe, and Leslie. Why do we play? (Click and wait to play)
What, me worry? Nicole (13) and Gina look very relaxed as they prepare to face North Reading. A confident team plays relaxed, focus volleyball.
The Lady Raiders get lots of support from the Melrose community. Here Dick Collis of 'The Back Row Boys' and the Melrose Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shares his thoughts with Jen Cohane, a big hitter from Melrose volleyball history.