Resiliency- The Capacity to Recover Quickly From Difficulties; Toughness

Although the Girl’s Volleyball Team had a bit of a rough start, they were able to end the season with a lot of success.


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One word that describes the Girl’s Volleyball Team is resilient. Without resiliency the team wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the things they did this season.


When asked for one word to describe the 2018 Dallastown girls volleyball team, senior Tatiana Matuszewski said, “Resilient.”

The Wildcats, got off to a bit of a rough start, dropping the first three matches of the season, but they recovered quickly and ultimately made it to the quarterfinals of districts.

“We never gave up, even when we were losing,” sophomore, Izzy Ream said.

The team ended the regular season with a record of 9-3 and qualified for the District III tournament where they defeated Elizabethtown in 4 sets.

“We made it through the first round of districts, something we haven’t done in years!” junior, Abby Herbert said.

The team was proud of their determination and effort to rebound from a slow start.

Their resilience was even apparent at the very end of their season.

During the quarterfinals of districts against Exeter, the girls had a tough game, but the team agrees that they still worked together and had determination.

Though it didn’t end up like they would’ve hoped, they had an amazing season. With the help of their coaches Jackie Stevens and Shannon Werner, the team was able to make their statement of resilience.

Southwestern, Lower Dauphin, and Manheim Township challenged the team in the very beginning of the season by giving them two losses.

This did not stop them, in fact, it made the girls work harder to earn what they wanted. All of the girls were included and leading the team to victory, though some of the key players were Tatiana Matuszewski (middle), Lydia Stump (defensive specialist), and Lexie Kaligonis (libero).

Sophomore Izzy Ream was even nominated for Athlete of the Week and won for earning a match-high of 42 assists in the Northeastern game. When asked about this year Ream said, “All of us definitely worked hard and tried our best this season.”