The Huntington High School junior varsity and varsity girls’ volleyball teams are getting ready for the fall season, which officially opens with tryouts on Monday, August 23 at 8 a.m. Anyone entering grades 9-12 is welcome to join in on the fun.
The Blue Devil varsity will once again be coached by Todd Donaghy. The JV team will be led by Brian Donaghy. The two coaches have decades of experience on the scholastic and club levels and both are looking forward to the season.
Huntington head coach Todd Donaghy. (Darin Reed photo.)
During the first week of the season, the Blue Devil varsity and JV squads will hold two practice daily on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the morning session running from 8-10 a.m. and the late afternoon session going from 5-7 p.m. On Thursday of the first week, the varsity will practice from 8-10 a.m. and the JV will practice from 5-7 p.m.
The Huntington varsity will feature 10 returning players in seniors Shannon Kehoe, Grace Stolfa, Madelyn Bavaro, Kianna Criscuola, Caroline Gorecki and Francesca Stamatatos; juniors Megan Donaghy, Lauren Gennarelli and Haileigh Smith and sophomore Kathryn Barba.
The returnees include six starters and some very strong players from last season’s JV team. “We will be looking to compete for a playoff position,” Coach Todd Donaghy said. “We were in a very difficult conference last season, with programs that have multiple players on year round club teams. But the potential is here in Huntington as well.”
Interested in joining the Blue Devil girls’ volleyball program or just learning more about it? Send a message to Coach Todd Donaghy at HuntingtonVball@aol.com.
Every student needs to get re-qualified by the school nurse prior to each sport season. The nurse can only clear a student-athlete who has the following forms on file:
• Private Physical Exam Form (link below)
• Interval Health History Form (link below)
Students interested in playing on the girls’ volleyball team this year are asked to report to the high school nurse’s office on Thursday, August 19 at 11 a.m. to submit forms and get cleared to participate in the fall season.
All Blue Devil sports student-athletes are also required to submit a blue parent permission form to their coach no later than the first day of tryouts/practice.
The form can be found at this link: