Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Herald Honors Hannah

Hannah Brickley racked up her second consecutive Boston Herald All-Scholastic honor in volleyball. Congratulations to her for continued outstanding performance.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Volleyball Banquet Photos

Click photographs to ENLARGE. Photos courtesy of Adam Weng.

The Lady Raiders recently celebrated the completion of another terrific season. Individual award winners (from left)
  • Hannah Brickley
  • Colleen Hanscom
  • Kelly O'Neill
  • Siena Mamayek
  • Jess Farr
Melrose coaches Steve Wall (L) and Scott Celli (R) with 2009 Captains (from left)
  • Hannah Brickley
  • Colleen Hanscom
  • Laura Irwin

Friday, December 05, 2008

Recent Record History Update

Volleyball Celebrates Successful Campaign

The Volleyball Boosters Club, players, coaches, parents, families, and friends of Melrose volleyball celebrated the end of the 2008 season at Anthony's in Malden. In addition to an outstanding buffet, the players received recognition for their effort and achievements.

Although Coach Celli noted that the team was unable to reach their ultimate goal, they did achieve the following:

  • Middlesex League Champion
  • North Shore League Champion
  • Qualified for MIAA tournament
  • Division II North Finalist for the sixth consecutive season
  • Tied for second in most wins (22)
  • Overall record 22-3
Individual awards and recognition also included:
  • Middlesex League All-Stars: Hannah Brickley, Colleen Hanscom, Laura Irwin, Jess Farr
  • North Shore League All-Stars: Hannah Brickley, Colleen Hanscom, Jess Farr
  • ML and North Shore League Player of the Year: Hannah Brickley
  • Most Improved: Siena Mamayek
  • Top Serving Percentage: Hannah Brickley
  • Top Defender: Jess Farr
  • Coaches Award: Colleen Hanscom
  • Team MVP: Hannah Brickley
  • All-State: Hannah Brickley
  • Globe All-Scholastic and Herald All-Scholastic: Hannah Brickley
  • North Shore Coach of the Year: Scott Celli
  • School single season and career kills record: Hannah Brickley (eclipses Paula Sen)
  • School single season assist record: Colleen Hanscom (81 away from school career record of Amanda Hallett)
  • The distribution of varsity letters and junior varsity certificates
Kelly O'Neill received special recognition as the sole graduating senior, for both her leadership and service for four years in the program.

Additional entertainment included numerous photographs courtesy of local photographers Don Norris, Terry Bleiler, and Donna Larson, and the annual video slideshow season recap.

Coach Celli introduced the returning Captains (Hannah Brickley and Colleen Hanscom) as well as the newest electee, Laura Irwin.

The evening served as a very fitting tribute to an outstanding and deserving group of scholar athletes who achieved success in the classroom and on the court, while showing high character off the court as well.