By Alexander Leon
Brooklyn Tech’s Girls’ Volleyball Team finished their season on Tuesday November 24, with their final game at the PSAL Girls’ Volleyball Division A championships held in Long Island University. Undefeated in the regular season, the team was placed in the 1st seed as they entered the playoffs 10-0. Because Tech was placed in one of the first four seeds, they were awarded a bye for the first round. They won their first playoff game against 16th seed Bayside 25-14, 25-13 on November 12th. They moved on to beat 8th seed Bronx Science in quarterfinals match with a final score of 25-17, 26-24 on November 18th. On November 22, the team played their semi-final game at York College against 4th seed team Hunter High School where the Engineers sealed the game with a 25-11, 25-14 win. With this win, the group advanced to their final match at LIU Brooklyn against regional rival, Midwood. The team won against the 2nd seed team 25-22, 25-21. The match was so anticipated that it even broadcast over the NFHS Network.
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team has also been seen in a different light where they engaged in some charitable work before the season, hosting its first annual Clothing Drive for several orphanages in Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe. They were visited by Captain Sasha Kiosse from Moldova who assisted in the collections which ran from June 12th through June 25th. The team not only has won the championship, but the hearts of many.
The team has also become champions in the Cardozo tournament for the second consecutive year. Victoria Plonski was named the All-Tournament Player and Chellsa Ferdinand was awarded MVP. The team was a finalist in Brooklyn’s Best Tournament as they beat Poly Prep in the semifinals. The team went undefeated as they won first place in the Francis Lewis Tournament. Victoria Plonski and Jane Lynn were named the All-Tournament Team. Victoria Plonski was the Tournament MVP and Cody Fung was an All Tournament Player. The team also placed first in the Seward Park Tournament where Victoria Plonski and Cody Fung were, once again, named the Tournament MVP and an All Tournament Player, respectively. Senior Jane Lynn finished the season with 35 aces and Senior Victoria Plonski finished with 32 aces. Congratulations to Coach D’Augusta, Coach Gigliello and the Varsity Girls Volleyball Team for their success. Go Tech!