The entire volleyball program had a strong season in 2017!
C squad went 11-5 on their overall season and 10-1 in the Tri-Peaks League. They ended in the top half at the Lewis Palmer C Team Tournament, competing with many tough 4A and 5A schools along the way.
JV also had a winning record of 15-4 overall and 11-1 in League. They finished 4th at the Spartan Invitational, also beating several top 4A and 5A teams!
After graduating four key seniors the previous year, the girls’ varsity team knew they would face some challenges as they reloaded for the 2017 season. The Lady Lions did not back down from the fierce competition they encountered along the way, and they, too, ended with a winning record of 13-12 overall, 10-2 in conference, and closed the season third in the Tri-Peaks League. Several highlights marked the season, including defeating a powerful 4A Air Academy team; taking a set off of a top ranked 5A Chatfield team at the Rampart Invitational; winning a set against the reigning 3A champions, Eaton; and beating long-time league rivals St. Mary’s and Manitou. Varsity ended their journey at Regionals this year, as they experienced some obstacles at the conclusion of the season.
However, with a strong returning core and considerable incoming talent, CSCS Girls Volleyball has the potential to have another outstanding season in 2018!
2017 Honors & Recognition
Tri-Peaks League All Conference 1st Team:
Tri-Peaks League All Conference 2nd Team:
The Gazette 2017 3A-1A Volleyball Peak Performer of the Year:
Gazette All Area 1st Team:
Gazette All Area 2nd Team:
All-State Honorable Mention:
CCGS All-State Games Participant:
CHSCA All-State Games Elect:
2017 Top Performers
Digs (464) - 1st in Tri-Peaks League, 5th in 3A
Assists (236) - 9th in Tri-Peaks League
Digs (354) - 3rd in Tri-Peaks League, 19th in 3A
Aces (51) - 3rd in Tri-Peaks League, 20th in 3A
Kills (198) - 5th in Tri-Peaks League
Kills (172) - 8th in Tri-Peaks League
Digs (278) - 9th in Tri-Peaks League
Assists (522) 3rd in Tri-Peaks League, 16th in 3A
Aces (36) - 10th in Tri-Peaks League
Blocks (54) - 9th in Tri-Peaks League
Hitting Percentage (.176) - 10th in Tri-Peaks League
Blocks (79) - 4th in Tri-Peaks League, 17th in 3A
Hitting Percentage (.275) - 4th in Tri-Peaks League,15th in3A
Christine Ajayi does whatever it takes to help her team. Which in her senior year meant stepping into a new role and out of the spotlight. Ajayi, who played as an outside hitter for her entire high school career at Colorado Springs Christian, settled into her new position as libero, stepping away from her hitting ways and focus on defense - which she did with flying colors. Her selflessness and success in a brand new position earned her The Gazette Preps 3A-1A Volleyball Peak Performer of the Year honor. “She humbly accepted the role knowing she wouldn’t be in the spotlight for kills,” said CSCS coach Lori Currier when she nominated Ajayi for Peak Performer of the Year.
FIRST TEAM Outside Hitter McKayla Cully, Manitou Springs, jr. — Cully had outstanding power, enough to smack down 262 kills, ranked 14th in 3A. She also had 26 aces and 28 total blocks, and led the Mustangs with 247 digs. Natalie Richardi, Colorado Springs School, sr. — With eight matches with 10 or more kills each, Richardi stood out among the crowd, racking up 195 kills through 76 sets. She also had 355 digs and 37 aces. Outside hitter/ Middle blocker Christa Vogt, CSCS, jr. — Voigt was ranked in the top 16 in the state with a .275 hitting percentage and 201 kills, thanks to a fast start to the season in which she had no fewer than 10 kills in