Trojan Volleyball drops Senior Night Contest

Despite falling to LC, Trojans still honor three seniors


Jacob T. Lukach

Seniors Greta Tilden (left), Maggie Vrahoretis (middle), and Maddie Wagner (right) have been instrumental in the turnaround of CHS volleyball.

Reese Czarniecki, Sandscript Author

     In a year filled with oddities and abnormalities, it seemed only fitting that the CHS volleyball team’s Senior Night felt a bit out of the ordinary.  While Senior Night is typically held at the last home game of each season, the uncertainty behind the rest of the season caused the athletic department to make a difficult decision: move Senior Night to the beginning of the season.  On Thursday night, August 27th, the school honored three seniors who have given so much over the last four years to this program.  

     “Greta Tilden, Maggie Vrahoretis, and Maddie Wagner will be remembered most because they are great people and girls,” CHS Coach Amber McCaw stated, “they are good hearted, and while they will be remembered for their contributions on the court, what they do off of the court for this team has, at times, been more important. Their presence in the locker room and example they set outside of the school is where we’ll miss them most.” 

     “The seniors have given me someone to look up to through my journey playing with Chesterton Volleyball,” Junior, Emma Ekblaw stated. “They have been some of the best teammates and friends these past couple years.”

     These three ladies have worked extremely hard over the years to leave their mark on the program.  

     “This year meant a lot to us seniors, as we have all really grown together and accomplished so much over the years of playing,” Tilden said.  

     In the end, Tilden, Vrahoretis and Wagner may be most remembered for being the beginning of a turnaround for CHS volleyball, as the team has steadily improved over the past 2 seasons, and are off to a great start this year.  Since their sophomore years, these girls have accounted for 41 wins, but most importantly, have shown the younger players in the program what they must do to achieve success on the court.  

     “My advice for future players is to always play every game like it is your last,” Wager said, “COVID-19 has taught us all that every game matters, and that anything can change overnight. I hope future members of Chesterton Volleyball play with that mentality.”

     Unfortunately for the ladies, the night didn’t necessarily go as planned, as the Trojans dropped the match to Lake Central in 3 sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-18). The Trojans look to rebound against Crown Point tonight out in Crown Point.  The next home game for the Trojans is Tuesday September 8th against Portage.