This season saw the start of the eighth-grade volleyball team that had previously been a combined seventh- and eighth-grade team. The girls and Coach Gow are very excited about this new venture even though they will be playing teams who played together in seventh grade last year. Not deterred by this, the girls have stepped up in practice to get the basic skills down and to have a basic knowledge of positional play; however, it is their tenacity, aggression and ability to play the ball from the ground which had led them to a very successful season so far. The girls have a record of 4 wins and 2 losses through the first six games. The team is led by captains Cassie Blumhagen, Gabby Ermmarino and Jen Ingegno. The group of girls is a credit to the Glen Cove School District.