Core group of seniors help B-P girls volleyball team reach postseason

Team makes eighth consecutive appearance in regional finals this Saturday vs. Peru at Gloversville High School

a female volleyball team wearing black shorts, red shirts and face masks hold up their sectional patches after winning a game
B-P’s girls volleyball team won the 2021 Section II, Class B championship title. Photo by Gene Twardzik, PLAN B Sports Productions.

B-P’s girls varsity volleyball team will compete against Peru at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 in regional finals being held at Gloversville High School. It marks the eighth consecutive year the team has made it to finals. With a win, they punch a ticket to the NY State Class B final four tournament, which will be held November 20-21 at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.

Tickets for Saturday’s game against Peru must be purchased digitally and are not available for purchase at the door. Purchase your ticket here:   

five female athletes pose beneather a banner that says "seniors"Coach Kayla Twardzik credits the team’s successful season to an “awesome group of returners” and “strong leadership” from the five seniors on the team – Sophia Rogers, Olivia Fraser, Ali Georgelos, Shelby Fenton, and Maddalena Minkler.

“I can’t emphasize enough how much this team really wants it,” she said. “The seniors have stepped up to truly motivate the others. It’s a very positive group and every day, they come in here with a great attitude, ready to put the hard work in.”

While the team’s skill and talent on the court is certainly impressive, their academic prowess is just as noteworthy. “Academically, everyone on this team is in the high 90’s, if not a 100,” Twardzik said. “They are well-rounded young women who are active in extracurricular activities and work very, very hard both academically and athletically.”

a female volleyball team celebrates after winning a tournament

a female volleyball team circles around a championship plaque lefted in the center of the circle five female volleyball players wearing red shirts and face masks hold up sectional patches in front of a volleyball net