Varsity Girls Basketball Is Unstoppable!

Olivia Guarna, Sports Editor

Berkeley Carroll’s Varsity Girls Basketball team has been at the top of its game since the season began with their first victory against St. Demetrios. The team finished their regular season undefeated in the PSAA for the first time in over ten years, and won the PSAA league championships for the second year in a row. Senior co-captain Olivia Saleh calls their success “a true testament to the camaraderie and the new talent that we had on the team this year…We’re leaving the team in such good hands.” The season featured a variety of fantastic plays by all players, notably its new 9th grade members. This year, Leah Ross was named MVP of the PSAA regular season—as a freshman! “I think I really found myself on the court with such amazing people,” Leah explains.

Although this team is small, there is definitely no lack of talent.  This season, senior Sarah Paller scored her 1000th point as a Berkeley Carroll team member, and was named the MVP of the PSAA postseason. Sarah Paller and senior Cole Young (who was new to Berkeley Carroll and the team this year), were named All Conference, and Olivia Saleh was named All Division. The team’s senior players definitely flourished on the court. In addition to a fantastic win record, the season encompassed many highlights, including a victorious scrimmage against Grace Church at Barclays Center, and an emotional senior day, in which all the seniors were thanked for their many years of commitment to the team. “I’ve never seen a senior day that was more personalized!” Olivia Saleh exclaims. “They all wrote us—each of us—individual cards, they came up with words to describe us…and I never felt more loved by a team, ever.”

The Varsity Girls Basketball team dominated the season game after game, culminating in another roaring victory for their championship game against Martin Luther. Leah Ross remembers when the final buzzer sound: “It was honestly amazing. It was something I’ll definitely remember for a long time.”