Just Keep Winning: Volleyball Wins Conference

The Owls finished 8-0 in conference play this season.


Brayden Kreutz, Staff Writer

In 2019, the Windsor volleyball team advanced to the state final four for the first time in school history. 

With nearly a perfect season so far this fall, the Owls have their sights set on the same destination. 

After beating DeSoto on Thursday night, the Owls captured the JCAA conference title after finishing a perfect 8-0 in conference play this fall. Overall, the team is 26-1-3 on the season. Their only loss came against St. Pius X, who the Owls have also beaten once this season. 

Junior Grace Lowery said, “It is awesome to be undefeated conference champs, especially with some ups and downs that have come through our season. We have worked really hard to get where we are and we definitely have some more work to win districts and to get to state again.”

The Class 4 District 3 tournament begins on Friday, October 22. Despite the Owls only having one loss on the season and being ranked No. 6 in the stltoday.com Small School rankings, the Owls were given the No. 3 seed. The No. 1 seed is Nerinx Hall and No. 2 seed is Rockwood Summit. The Owls will take on Rockwood Summit at 6pm on October 22 at Ursuline Academy. If they win that game, they advance to the district championship on Monday, October 25.  

Head coach Stephany Dueker-Richmond said, “I think that where we’re seeded is irrelevant, it’s where you finish that matters.  If you plan to win, and we hope to, you have to play the best teams eventually anyway.” 

The Owls record will almost certainly be the best record in school history. 

Dueker-Richmond said, “Well, we’re 26-1, so it’s going pretty well.  We’ve had a few subpar games where we didn’t show much growth, but here lately we’ve been trying to do what we need to in order to achieve our goals.” 

Despite a string of unfortunate injuries, the team continues to win. 

Lowery said, “I believe we are definitely capable of being district champions again. We really do have to push, work hard, and believe we can do this. We lost a couple of our key players to injuries which is very unfortunate but I believe we can push through this if we come together as a team. We just have to have faith and overcome adversity.”