Sophomore Monica Crichton shines in competition


Written by Katie Zhang

Sophomore middle blocker Monica Crichton has helped the volleyball team start strong this season, racking up 77 kills and a 48.1 kill percentage while attacking. She has added 25 aces and a team-leading 13 solo blocks, making contributions all around the court. This season, the volleyball team has had 22 games and Crichton has led her team to a 5-1 league record.

Five years ago, her sister inspired her to play volleyball, and Crichton enjoyed it from the start. “My sister played volleyball before me, [so] I gave it a try and immediately loved it,” Crichton said. Crichton enjoys being on the team, and is grateful for her teammates and her new coach this year. “It’s exciting, and I’m very happy to have a great team and coach to play with,” she said. During practices, she isn’t reluctant to try new things. “I love getting to try out different positions and build chemistry with my teammates,” Crichton said.