Stewardson Trinity Claims Second At State VB Tourney


Published on November 7 2022 9:14 am
Last Updated on November 7 2022 9:17 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of the Stewardson Trinity volleyball team are, first row, left to right, Rachel Weaver, Kenzie Thompson, Sienna Bostedo, Zaida Wascher, Colby McCormick, Mya Friese, Carrah Daniels and Elizabeth Hampton. Back row, left to right, Tammy Manhart, Emma Hickman, Lydia Weaver, Tabitha Weaver, Kierra Mueller, Kalia Friese, Callie Friese, Gabby Cushman, Abree Zalman, Katie Durbin and Bridgitte Friese.

Trinity Stewardson competed in the Lutheran Sports Association (LSA) State Volleyball Tournament during the weekend.

Twenty Lutheran junior high schools from Illinois competed.  Trinity Stewardson laced second.  They won first in their pool defeating Trinity Springfield, Mt Prospect, and Aurora. The squad then faced St Peter in the first round of bracket play and then East Dundee. They lost to Christ Peoria in the championship match.

Mya Friese and Cobly McCormick were named to the All Tournament team.

"We struggled to find our rhythm all weekend," said Coach Tammy Meinhart. "We had moments where we faced some adversity but battled through. We fell just short of our goal of state champions but I am still very proud of the girls.

"Christ Peoria pushed us out of our comfort zone and we were never really able to attack them like we did the first time we beat them earlier in the season. They are a very strong team and played aggressive and we didn't answer back with the same aggressiveness and toughness. They were the victor this time but if we meet again it could be anyone's ball game. Lucky for us we have another season in January and February to compete for the Southern Illinois State title."

LSA State Tournament

Stewardson Trinity -- Sienna Bostedo, 17 points, 10 aces, 4 kills, 35 assists, 2 digs; Kalia Friese, 18 points, 10 aces, 3 kills, 29 assists, 8 digs; Mya Friese, 46 points, 25 aces, 29 kills, 3 assists, 17 digs; Colby McCormick, 25 points, 11 aces, 26 kills, 6 digs, 1 block; Kenzie Thompson, 20 points, 5 aces, 11 kills; Carrah Daniels, 2 points, 2 aces, 9 kills; Zaida Wascher, 15 points, 5 aces, 4 assists, 9 digs