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The Lady Bobcats Are Back

Kayla Bolling
A timeout is called giving the lady bobcats a chance to regroup and finish the game strong.

Monday, September 11th marked the first official game of the 2023-2024 South Windsor Girls Volleyball season. The Lady Bobcats faced E.O. Smith High School securing a victory for the Freshman, JV, and Varsity Volleyball teams. 

The varsity volleyball team had the opportunity to participate in a jamboree tournament on September 2nd, giving them the chance to develop their skills as a team prior to the start of the season.

South Windsor girls volleyball huddles at center court after each point is played (Kayla Bolling)


Unfortunately, due to the heat wave, the girls volleyball game against Bristol Eastern, taking place on September 7th was postponed to a later date. Despite this setback, the teams saw this as a blessing in disguise as they were able to acquire extra practice time in preparation for the upcoming season. 

Volleyball is an enjoyable sport for South Windsor High School student-athletes. The environment created by both the coaches and the team allows exciting and productive practices and games. 

“My favorite part of playing volleyball is being with the team and having fun, but also staying focused and getting things done,” Senior Janaya Nti told The Prowl

The season goals are always the same, we will continue to play a competitive elevated game, using teamwork, technical skills, and tenacity to qualify for both the CCC’s and State Tournament

— Varsity Coach, Ryan Mintzer-Woodcock

Excitement of the 2023 Girls Volleyball season is found throughout the town of South Windsor. Students, coaches, athletes, and families are frequently encouraged to attend the volleyball matches in support of the teams. 

The South Windsor girls volleyball team lines up for the National Anthem before the game (Kayla Bolling)






As the Lady Bobcats prep themselves for the upcoming match against RHAM High School, anticipation hangs in the air. However, the steady expectations of the coaching staff leave the athletes equipped and ready to execute. 

“I am looking forward to the memories and progress we are going to make as a team,” Sophomore Makalya McGrath told The Prowl.

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About the Contributor
Eliza Blanchfield
Eliza Blanchfield is a South Windsor High School sophomore excited to write for The Bobcat Prowl. During her sophomore year, she looks forward to reporting on the many controversial topics at South Windsor High School. Eliza is an Editor for The Prowl, she will be able to guide new and returning writers while expanding her knowledge of Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys playing girls' volleyball in the fall for South Windsor High School, while participating in the Travel Club year-round. She loves reading, participating in sports, and hanging out with friends and family.