Volleyball - Varsity Girls
2017 Season Recap:
The Varsity team began the season with a very new and young team, many of whom were totally new to volleyball. Captains Caroline Leta, Izzy Gomes, and Kendall Roland led the team well, helping the new players learn positions and techniques. By the end of the season, we started winning a lot of sets and a couple matches, finishing the season 2-13 overall, 1-8 in the league. We will miss our departing seniors Jianing Hu, Caroline Leta, Abby Nelson, and Tessa Schneider.
MVP: Kendall Roland
Coaches Cup: Caroline Leta
All-League: Kendall Roland
|1||Caroline Leta (captain)||Libero||2018||Marshfield Hills, MA|
|2||Lauren Salloum||Libero||2019||Foxboro, MA|
|4||Isabella Gomes (captain)||OH/Setter||2019||Norwell, MA|
|5||Kendall Roland (captain)||Outside||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|6||Sophie Butner||Setter||2021||Hingham, MA|
|7||Kate Rulon||Outside||2019||Milton, MA|
|8||Tessa Schneider||Outside/Opposite||2018||Weymouth, MA|
|9||Abby Nelson||Defensive Specialist||2018||Canton, MA|
|10||Cassandra Davidson||Opposite||2021||North Easton, MA|
|11||Aislinn Gibson||Middle||2022||Hingham, MA|
|12||Jianing Hu||Middle||2018||Braintree, MA|
|20||Morley Pace||Middle||2019||Cohasset, MA|
Christopher AllenHead CoachChristopher Allen comes to Thayer after working in private boarding schools for nineteen years. In the past he has taught many levels of physics as well as electronics, astronomy, physical science, algebra, geometry, and dance. Last year he joined the science department as a teacher of Integrated Science 1, all levels of robotics, and Astronomy. This year he is excited to continue with the newly revamped Integrated Science 1 and all levels of robotics, while creating and teaching the new Physics class as well.Christopher Allen also arrived at Thayer with an extensive athletic background. In addition to his own experience primarily as a cross-country skier, he had coached for all nineteen years in boarding schools, including eighteen seasons of volleyball and over a dozen seasons between tennis, fencing, and alpine skiing. Last year he joined Thayer's varsity volleyball team as the assistant coach, and this year he is excited to continue with the varsity volleyball team, this time as the head coach.
Callie SchneiderAssistant CoachA New Hampshire native, Callie comes to Thayer after five years of experience at independent schools in New England and Florida. She 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. In addition to teaching Latin at Thayer, Callie coaches the girls' varsity volleyball and girls' middle school basketball teams and assists in coaching the track and field teams. Callie also serves as a freshman advisor. 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. She particularly enjoys learning languages and experiencing different cultures.