Volleyball - Varsity Girls
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Season Recap | 2019:
The Varsity Volleyball team closed out their season with a 4-13 record. Led by senior captain Kendall Roland and junior captain Cassie Davidson. Both of whom swept the awards. Roland having led her team in kills was honored by being selected to the ISL All League Team and Davidson was selected to the ISL Honorable Mention Team. Kendall Roland and Megan Bowen participated in the NEPSAC All Star game at St. Paul's. The team as an entirety grew on and off the court developing skills and learning plays. This team continues to demonstrate the highest level of commitment to each other and continue their love of the sport of volleyball. A very special thank you to this senior class. This is a group of outstanding athletes that have been such an integral part of the steady growth and development of this program. The future is very bright!
Award Winners | 2019:
Team MVP: Cassie Davidson ’21
Coaches Award: Kendall Roland ’20
ISL All-League: Kendall Roland ’20
ISL Honorable Mention: Cassie Davidson ’21
All-NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Kendall Roland ’20
|1||Annelise Reinhard||2024||Braintree, MA|
|2||Jacqueline O'Leary||2021||Hanover, MA|
|3||Kendall Roland (captain)||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|4||Grace Casey||2020||Scituate, MA|
|6||Sophie Butner||2021||Hingham, MA|
|9||Kendall Hayes||2021||Marshfield, MA|
|10||Megan Bowen||2021||Hingham, MA|
|12||Cassandra Davidson (captain)||2021||North Easton, MA|
|13||Sophie Antone||2020||Hingham, MA|
|14||Kara Walser||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|15||Stella Chiari||2022||Braintree, MA|
|16||Madeleine Farrell||2020||Quincy, MA|
|18||Olivia Walker||2023||Hingham, MA|
|20||Isabel Potter||2020||Cohasset, MA|
Jazna StannardHead Coach
Coach Stannard is entering her 1st season as the Head Coach of the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team. She joined the Academy's volleyball staff in the Fall 2017 season, working with the varsity, JV, and the Middle School volleyball programs. On top of coaching at Thayer the last two years, Stannard has served as head coach of the girls varsity volleyball team at Medfield High School and the assistant boys varsity coach at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury. She has worked with several high school, club, and summer teams across the state on both the girls' and boys' sides; these teams ranged in age from 10-18. She has trained players on indoor, grass, and beach. In addition to coaching, she continues to play year-round in different leagues. Stannard earned her bachelor's degree from Purdue University where she studied International Relations with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She went on to get her master's degree in Nonprofit Management at the University of Connecticut. During her free time, Stannard enjoys traveling, singing, and working in the nonprofit sector through community development.
Carol-Ann SmithAssistant CoachCallie Smith has taught Latin at Thayer since 2015. Before that she taught at independent schools in New England and Florida. Callie earned her Bachelor's degree in Latin and Classical civilizations from Wheaton College (MA), where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. She is studying in the Distance Classics Program at University of Florida, from which she is expecting to obtain her Master's degree in Latin in May of 2020. In addition to teaching Latin at Thayer, Callie coaches volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Callie also serves as a freshman co-dean. When not teaching, Callie is passionate about learning and traveling; she has studied and traveled extensively in the United States, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and Peru. Highlights of her study abroad include spending a summer in Greece studying Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, walking over 300 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and spending two months speaking only Latin and ancient Greek while living in a villa just outside of Rome.
Joseph FantasiaAssistant Coach