The St. Paul eighth-grade volleyball team continued its dominance in the Southern Springfield Catholic Athletic Conference after capturing the conference championship for the sixth consecutive year.
The squad went 7-2 and was seeded first for the tournament in what is Coach Kristen Torre's first year coaching her alma mater. Torre was a player on the team in 2008 that also won the championship.
"I could not be happier with how we ended the season," said Torre, who is also the assistant coach/junior varsity coach of the Highland High School volleyball team. "Just to see the improvement from the beginning of the season to now was incredible. This group of girls was dedicated and worked hard every day, and it paid off to be conference champions."
The St. Paul Vikings eight-grade volleyball team consists of Faith Brinkley, Bailey Duncan, Carley Emig, Lilli Evans, Lydia Hadowsky, Alina Hoffmann, Abigail Holtgrave, Abby Huelsmann and Elena Schrof.