Five time champs: Girls volleyball secures the OCC champion title for the fifth year in a row
photo illustration: Emma Clute
On Oct. 15, the Lady Pioneers traveled to the home gym of Olentangy Liberty High School in high hopes of making history yet again. With the last conference game of the year being a rivalry match against the Patriots, as well as the deciding game of who would become the 2020 Ohio Capital Conference champions, the stakes were high.
Olentangy Orange came out on top after sweeping their opponents in three clean sets 25-15, 25-15, and 25-10. Once again, volleyball would secure the title of OCC champions: a fifth year in a row.
With success comes a lot of hours and hard work in the gym. Senior London Davis, who has been an OCC champion every year of her high school career, says that there is not a lot of off time out of practice.
“For so many years we would go on conditioning trips, go through two-a-days, and had long practices that the coaches always pushed us in,” she said.
The long practices paid off, as the players were rewarded with the OCC title for a fifth time, four district titles, and a spot as regional runner up the last two years.
The Orange volleyball program has grabbed a lot of attention with the success of the season but are still looking for more as they hope to continue onto the regional finals in tournament play. The girls are excited to continue their legacy and to make a difference in each game.
Davis and her fellow senior teammates all believe that there are many more wins in the future for the younger players, and a lot more history to be made within the next few years as the girls continue to push towards states during the 2020 season.