The Downstate Volleyball Club’s 14-Black team placed first in the LIBA Volleyball Invitational Tournament on Long Island on the weekend of March 26 and 27. The team of 13- and 14-year old girls from Westchester, Dutchess and Orange counties swept the competition without giving up a single game throughout the two-day tournament.
Team submitted photo: Kneeling from left: Caroline Erb (Briarcliff), Briana Garnot (Hopewell Junction), Olivia Gibson, (Monroe), Tess Judge (Croton), Shannon McKeon (Croton), and Amanda Flayhan (Katonah). Standing, from left: Assistant Coaches Diane Swertfager and Natasha Lau, Theresa Swertfager (Katonah), Brigitte Burcescu (Cortlandt), Gabrielle Kempski (Cortlandt), Venesa Rugova (Mt. Kisco), Kelly Vahos (Cold Spring), and Head Coach Dan Altro.