Senior middle hitter Zahkiyyah Frazier is a team captain for the 2023 season. The other captains are Ava Lanzetta and Sarah Scally.
Only three players on the 2022 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy volleyball roster were seniors, so this fall there are a number of returning veterans for seventh-year head coach Dave Noll. In addition, the number of athletes playing the sport outside of school with club teams has been increasing.
Senior middle hitter Zahkiyyah Frazier, also a mainstay of the SCH basketball squad, is a team captain for the 2023 season. The other captains are junior right-side Ava Lanzetta, and sophomore libero and defensive specialist Sarah Scally.
Noll noted that this year he will have the versatile Lanzetta performing as a setter, as well.
The only other senior player aside from Frazier is setter/defensive specialist Elliot Harmaty. Senior Courtney Williams, a former player, is the team manager this year.
Back from last fall's varsity are juniors Rhea Davidson (outside hitter/defensive specialist) and Macy Moderski (libero), and their classmate Bethany Haughton (middle hitter) is moving up to become a full-time varsity player. Sophomores Kathryn McMullen (setter) and Madigan Wallach (right side/outside hitter) both earned varsity status last season as freshmen. Another 10th-grader, outside hitter/defensive specialist Amalya Freund is now joining the varsity along with her freshman sister Kalyn, who is a setter.
Two eighth-graders with club experience have also been brought up to the varsity, Madelyn Moynihan and Chloe Roberts. Both play outside or right- side hitters.
Noll has a new assistant coach in Brian Karakaedos, who coaches the IHM CYO volleyball club in Andorra.
In the Inter-Ac League, the SCH team should face its toughest challenges from defending league champ Germantown Academy and Pa. Independent Schools champion Academy of Notre Dame.