On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Madeira Volleyball program participated in the 4th annual Dig Pink match in partnership with the Side-Out Foundation. The Snails hosted the Quakers of Sidwell Friends School, with Junior Varsity collecting two dominant wins. As for Varsity, the match was a nail biter. The Snails took the Quakers to five sets, but in the end the Quakers prevailed. Megan Grohowski ’19 and Sophia Bernstein ‘19 led the Snails with 24 digs and 19 assists respectively, while Avery Lewis ‘22, Caroline Kaczmarskyj ‘22 and Adriana Anderson ’22 led the team in kills. Madeira raised $2,755.00 for the fight against breast cancer. In volleyball, “side-out” means regaining control of the ball. Similarly, the money the Madeira Volleyball program raised will assist The Side-Out Foundation with helping individuals with breast cancer regain control of their lives.
“I was given the honor of leading the Dig Pink event,” said Assistant Varsity Coach, Mahrya O’Connor. “Through the efforts of the Madeira JV and Varsity Volleyball team, our Athletic Department, the Community, and our fans; I would say the night was a smashing success! The gym was filled wall-to-wall with an energetic crowd clad in pink, and we were able to honor those fallen and affected in our community by breast cancer. In practice, we work every day towards improving our skills, working as a team, and crushing the competition. The skills we drill in practice were clearly utilized in executing this event. We harnessed our strengths, came together as a community, and crushed our goal! Next year, I believe we can surpass this season's goals and accomplishments and continue to assist The Side-Out Foundation in search of a cure for metastatic breast cancer.”
The Madeira Volleyball program would like to thank the individuals and families who donated to the Side-Out Foundation and the Community for supporting participating in the event!
To view more pictures of the 2018 Madeira Dig Pink Match, click HERE!