The feeling of excitement bubbling just below the surface for the Oak Lawn Community High School girls volleyball team has been simmering all season long. They won two tournaments, they had players elevating their games, and they knew they had something special on the court.
The excitement came to a full boil this week. Thursday night, the Spartans swept TF North by scores of 25-10 and 25-18 to win the South Suburban Conference Red championship. The victory came as the team had its Pink Out game to raise awareness for breast cancer, and the program collected money to help fund the Karen Janecek Scholarship.
In addition to winning the conference crown, the Spartans also set a school record for wins in a season with 26. Their record is now 26-5 overall.
“This team has spent countless hours focused on development, and they have continued to elevate their level of play and have earned this title,” head coach Kathleen Miller said. “We are so incredibly proud of these girls.”
Competition will only continue to heat up for the Spartans as they prepare for the Illinois High School Association Regional, which starts Oct. 24 against Andrew.