NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex High School Volleyball Teams played volleyball for a good cause when the freshman, JV and Varsity teams played the respective teams from Mt. Saint Dominic Academy on Oct. 23. The volleyball fun was part of the Annual Dig Pink Fundraiser, hosted by West Essex in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The West Essex teams made ribbons for the event which all attendees received and they sold Dig Pink apparel. 

Mt. Saint Dominic Academy students baked many special treats for the bake sale which West Essex Varsity Volleyball team members Colleen Cestari, a junior from Essex Fells, and Amber Bramucci, a junior from Roseland, showed off. 
West Essex Varsity Volleyball team members Colleen Cestari and Amber Bramucci  Credit: Allison Freeman

West Essex Varsity Volleyball players junior Erica Lee of Roseland and junior Lindsay Sanderson of North Caldwell sold the goodies made by the Mount volleyball players.
West Essex Varsity Volleyball players Erica Lee and Lindsay Sanderson   
Credit: Allison Freeman 

West Essex seniors Jacqueline Schwartz and Karyn Towey, both of Fairfield, sold tickets to the event which each cost $2.

West Essex seniors Jacqueline Schwartz and Karyn Towey  Credit: Allison Freeman 

On hand for the occasion was Sydney DeLeo supporting her big sister and West Essex Volleyball player, Dallas Garza, of North Caldwell. 
Sydney DeLeo   Credit: Allison Freeman 

West Essex Volleyball Coach Andrea Mondadori said $1,439 was raised at the event, which was a big success. UBS also generously matched the money raised.

West Essex Varsity Volleyball Team
The members of the varsity team are:
  • Amber Bramucci, of Roseland, junior 
  • Katie Caprio, of North Caldwell, junior 
  • Colleen Cestari, of Essex Fells, junior 
  • Erin Keegan, of Fairfield, junior 
  • Erica Lee, of Roseland, junior 
  • Sara LiVecchi, of North Caldwell, junior 
  • Jean Marano, of Essex fells, junior 
  • Lindsay Sanderson, of North Caldwell, junior 
  • Jacqueline Schwartz, of Fairfield, senior 
  • Karyn Towey, of Fairfield, senior 
  • Stephanie Wolfer, of Fairfield, junior

    Top row, from left: West Essex Varsity Team members Erin Keegan, Lindsay Sanderson, Karyn Towey, Jacqueline Schwartz, Stephanie Wolfer, Katie Caprio and Amber Bramucci
    Bottom row, from left: Sara LiVecchi, Colleen Cestari, Jean Marano and Erica Lee
    Credit: Allison Freeman