In their 6th season since being revived in 2014, the UKC Women’s Volleyball reached another milestone, recording their most successful season to date. Posting a record of 10-8, the Blue Devils entered the ACAA Volleyball Championships tied for 4th with the Mystics from MSVU. In a watershed moment for King’s Volleyball, the UKC Ladies rallied against their Halifax rivals; coming from behind to win the 4th and 5th sets 25-22 and 18-16 respectively; ending MSVU’s 8-year streak as ACAA Champions.
Advancing to the semi-finals for the first time, King’s drew the undefeated Holland College Hurricanes. The Blue Devils matched the Hurricanes for much of the game, winning the second set and nipping the heels of the league leaders across 4 sets, before ultimately losing 3-1. The same Hurricane side went on to beat the Mount Allison team in the final to win the ACAA Championship; highlighting the calibre of play not only by the Blue Devils, but across the league as a whole.
As the post-season begins, head coach Raeesa Lalani will be tasked with finding replacements at the key positions of Setter and Libero, with seniors Isabelle Roach and Taryn Neufeld graduating in the spring. Leadership will effectively transfer to junior Abby Hourigan, who will likely spearhead the new Blue Devils squad, complimented by fellow Ontarian Katie Cook, and Middles, Leah Hartlen and Emma Wilson.