Volleyball

Volleyball got its start in the 1974-75 school year under Coach Mary Landon, with Maureen Garrett following for two seasons beginning in the fall of 1975.  Sue Phillips took over in 1977 and won the school’s first sectional title.  Bob Daniel took over for Phillips in 1979, and won the sectional title and the school’s first SBC title in his first year.  Just two seasons later, in 1981, Daniel led the Lady Senecas to their second SBC title, first ever district crown, and furthest advance in school history.  The Lady Senecas’ magical run to the regional finals, while finishing as regional runner-up, is still the furthest tournament advance in school history.  Daniel’s team also finished his final season at the helm with a 22-2 record, still the highest winning percentage (.917) in Calvert volleyball history.  Jodi Cavalier followed for one year in the 1982 season, and picked up right where Daniel left off, netting a sectional and district crown, the program’s second in a row.  She also matched the previous year’s win total with a record of 22-4.  This would be the most wins at Calvert for 18 seasons.  Tammy Kirchner then took over, winning sectional crowns in her only two seasons, 1983 and 1984.  Kirchner’s 1984 sectional championship marked the fourth in a row for the program, and sixth in the past eight seasons.  She stepped down after the 1984 season.  Ted Rombach coached for two years (1985-86), and Theresa Ardner had the reigns from 1987-89.  Ardner left after 1989 and Lori Black was named head coach in 1990.  She brought back the Lady Senecas’ winning ways.  Black captured a sectional title during the 1991 season, in just her second year as head coach.  The following season, in 1992, Black guided the Lady Senecas to their first and only MAL title, while also winning the sectional once again, and finishing as district runner-up.  Their 21-2 record was the most wins in ten years.  Black gave up the volleyball duties to Lisa Lucius after the 1995 season. Lucius’ first year (1996) brought a NWOCSA title.  She then guided the Lady Senecas to a sectional title in 1997. The Lady Senecas won the NWOCSA once again in 1998, along with the school’s tenth sectional title and a final record of 21-3.  In 1999, Calvert won their second consecutive NWOCSA title and finished the season at a 17-5 clip.  The 2000 season brought even more success.  The Lady Senecas won their third consecutive NWOCSA title (fourth in five seasons), and set the record for the most wins in one season, with a 23-3 record.  Two seasons later, after the 2002 season, Lucius resigned and Michele Kennedy was promoted from junior varsity coach to the head coach for the 2003 season.  Kennedy stepped down as coach after the 2004 season and Kristine Lotycz was hired as the new head coach for the 2005 season.  Coach Lotycz guided the Lady Senecas to a 14-6 record, before resigning after her only season to take a head coaching position at Fremont Ross.  Pam Hart was named the head coach for the 2006 season and has led the team to a 67-31 record over four seasons, picking up Calvert’s third District title in 2008 and District runner-up in 2009. Coach Hart resigned following the season.  Sara Riley took over as Head Coach and continues in that position today.