Summit High Volleyball Sends Seniors Out on High Note with Two-Game Sweep of Roselle Catholic

Senior Kyle Murray prepares to serve in Summit's victory over Roselle Catholic. Credits: Kyle Standing

SUMMIT, NJ - In life and, for that matter, in sports, character has a way of showing itself at the times it is most warranted. For the Summit High School Boys Varsity Volleyball Team, that time was 'Senior Day', an ideal time to reveal the character of, and honor the the young men who have -- despite the current season not going the way they have wanted -- displayed the commitment, spirit and teamwork that has contributed to the program's positive growth.

Against County foe Roselle Catholic, the team -- as they have all year -- worked as a unit and delivered a performance worthy of the Class of 2017, taking down the Lions in convincing fashion 25-6, 25-9.

A shaky start for the Hilltoppers would quickly vanish as a 3-1 deficit would swiftly turn into a 12-3 advantage for Summit before the opposition could notch another point. Impressive sets from Senior captain Cooper Macpherson and great defensive play from Sophomore Harry Walsh and Senior Richard Chao would light the way for the boys in white as they would finish the set on a 14-3 run and set the tone for the match with a first-game victory going away.

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The second game would show more of 'The Right Stuff', as The Maroon and White would blast off and not look back. Courtesy of some stellar setting, senior Matt Grange did the damage and the home side received some superb serves from both senior Brian Coburn and captain Kai Carino.

Grange finished with a game-high four kills, while Macpherson was able to contribute 18 assists on the day. Coburn smashed four aces for the Hilltoppers.

Afterward, Head Coach John Ross reflected on the season and, in a speech to team members' parents said, “Unfortunately we have a losing season this year. Usually that type of season brings out the worst in players. With these guys it brought out the best in them. They all worked very hard and they always picked each other up when things got hard. I’m very proud to have been able to coach these guys.”

Summit's season is not quite over, as the boys from the 07901 travel to Elizabeth May 12. First serve is slated for 4 p.m.

Kyle Standing is a Summit High School sophomore.

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