St. Thomas More volleyball is standing tall

St. Thomas More volleyball is standing tall

The St. Thomas More volleyball team still hasn't come down from its high of winning a state title on Saturday afternoon. Several members of the Sabers stopped by The News-Gazette on Monday — with their trophy, too — and sports editor Matt Daniels caught up with each of them:

What was the experience like of winning a state championship?

Teagan Delorenzo, junior: It was really exciting, and there were so many emotions. I'm proud to be a part of a program like this.

What was the best part of Saturday?

Allie Trame, sophomore: Afterwards, when we were all on the pile on the floor and waiting to get our trophy and our medals and hugging each other and crying. All the emotions that were there was pretty awesome.

How did the team celebrate on Saturday night?

Haley Love, junior: We went to Jupiter's, and all the fans, family and STM supporters were there. It was a great atmosphere because everyone was happy, and we were just reminiscing on how great an accomplishment this was and how great the season was. It was also sad, too, because it was the end of it and bittersweet.

How late did you sleep in on Sunday?

Mica Allison, senior: I think I got up around 8 a.m. I went to bed around 1 or 1:30 a.m. It was very hard to sleep. Honestly, I thought I kept falling asleep, but I kept thinking about what I was going to say in my interviews. I thought I messed up in all my interviews on Saturday, and I was trying to plan out what I was going to say. I don't really know why.

What was school like on Monday?

Hayes Murray, senior: It stunk (laughs). I was still on a high from winning, but it was over and going back to regular school and not having practice, it was kind of a bummer.

How would you describe the past 48 hours?

Haley Elam, junior: It's been exhilarating. I've gotten a lot of texts from family members and close friends and just random Instagram followers commenting on my pictures and direct messaging me.

Will St. Thomas More repeat as state champs next season?

Kayla Brandon, junior: We're hoping to. I think it's possible. We know what it feels like now, and we know what we want. We can take what the seniors did throughout the season and pass it down.