Lady Knights’ triple threat: All-league announcements, championship celebrations, and the end of an era

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On Dec. 9, Bishop Montgomery’s Girls’ Volleyball announced their all-league teams at the Lady Knights’ fall banquet. Senior Tessa Allen, junior Jessica Seto, and sophomore Sydney Hall were named members of the First Team, while junior Tiffany Phillips and sophomore Madison Reynolds were named members of the Second Team. Senior Taylor Rudeen, the team captain, was named MVP that night as well.

“I really enjoyed being captain and being able to lead such a great group of girls both on and off the court!” she raves. “Being named MVP was honestly the most surprising and amazing accolade I could’ve received. It was so unexpected and I am still so amazed and grateful that I was voted on it. I guess it really shows that hard work pays off!”

Although Tuesday night’s banquet served primarily as a formal culmination of the fall season, it also gave the Lady Knights another chance to celebrate their Del Rey League Champions title, and to reflect upon the feat that secured it: beating La Salle on Oct. 28.  “When we beat La Salle the second time at their gym, it basically sealed the deal on us becoming league champs!” recalls Rudeen. “That was one of our goals this season, so to be able to say that our hard work paid off is really rewarding.”

Although Rudeen will graduate this May and leave her beloved Lady Knights behind, it’s evident that she has given them the proper tools they need to achieve similar success in the future.

—Aimee Myers

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