St. Mary’s Dominican High School honored student athletes at the school’s Volleyball Awards night. The program began with a prayer and blessing of the team’s championship rings by Rev. Patrick Carr, Pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church New Orleans. Dominican’s volleyball team won the Division I Championship title on November 14th when it defeated St. Joseph Academy’s Redsticks at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) state volleyball tournament.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s volleyball team with their state championship rings and awards, (Front row, from left): Anna Taylor, Gracie Ely, Camryn Chatellier, Brooke Couret, and Ellie Dalton. Back row: Kate Baker, O’Neil Haddad, Zoe Smith, Sara Watermeier, Mykail Lusco, Elizabeth Hardouin, Anne Hardouin, Caroline Lavie, and Gabby Marcello.
Lou Reilly Award
The Lou Reilly Memorial Awards are presented to athletes who continually try to improve their skills and who have listened to their coaches and teammates. Each recipient was recognized for encouraging those playing while she is not in the game, and when playing, gives her full effort at each moment. The student athletes themselves share a nominating vote in the selection of the award, while the final decisions are left to the discretion of the coaches.
Recipients (from left):
Junior Varsity – Olivia Ranson
Varsity – Elizabeth Hardouin
8th grade – Sofia Chanes