Lady Whalers Bow Out On The Big Stage - 27 East

Lady Whalers Bow Out On The Big Stage

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The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning.

Pierson's Olivia Cassone receives the State Sportsmanship Award during Saturday morning's opening ceremony.

Pierson's Olivia Cassone receives the State Sportsmanship Award during Saturday morning's opening ceremony. MICHAEL HELLER

The Lady Whalers huddle with head coach Donna Fischer prior to their first match against Portville.

The Lady Whalers huddle with head coach Donna Fischer prior to their first match against Portville. MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning. MICHAEL HELLER

Lady Whaler Sam Cox delivers a serve during her team's first match of the day against Portville.

Lady Whaler Sam Cox delivers a serve during her team's first match of the day against Portville. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Gylia Dryden goes up against Valhalla's Jasmin Grant.

Pierson's Gylia Dryden goes up against Valhalla's Jasmin Grant. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson senior Samantha Cox has her sights set on the ball during the Lady Whalers' second match against the Valhalla.

Pierson senior Samantha Cox has her sights set on the ball during the Lady Whalers' second match against the Valhalla. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson head coach Donna Fischer gives Sofia Mancino a pep talk during a timeout in the Lady Whalers' second match of the day against the Valhalla

Pierson head coach Donna Fischer gives Sofia Mancino a pep talk during a timeout in the Lady Whalers' second match of the day against the Valhalla MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team during the opening ceremony of the New York State Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday morning. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Samantha Cox serves during the Lady Whalers' first match against the Portville.

Pierson's Samantha Cox serves during the Lady Whalers' first match against the Portville. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Olivia Cassone sets up a return during the Lady Whalers' first match against the Portville.

Pierson's Olivia Cassone sets up a return during the Lady Whalers' first match against the Portville. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Olivia Cassone leaps to make a return during the Lady Whalers' third match against Lake George.

Pierson's Olivia Cassone leaps to make a return during the Lady Whalers' third match against Lake George. MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team reached the New York State Public High School Championships for the second time in three years.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team reached the New York State Public High School Championships for the second time in three years. MICHAEL HELLER

Departing seniors Olivia Cassone and Samantha Cox give their head coach Donna Fischer a big hug of love and appreciation after finishing up pool play in Glens Falls.

Departing seniors Olivia Cassone and Samantha Cox give their head coach Donna Fischer a big hug of love and appreciation after finishing up pool play in Glens Falls. MICHAEL HELLER

authorGavin Menu on Nov 22, 2019
At the New York State Public High School girls volleyball championships over the weekend, there was a lot of talk about what coaches refer to as “the journey.” From hot... more

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