On a special night for the Seton Keough volleyball squad, the Gators held a “Hits for Heroes” match to raise money, as a team service project, which was dedicated to all military who have served or are serving now, as well as those who have lost their life defending our freedom.

The evening was a complete success, especially on the court, where Liz Brown, with 15 kills, three aces, eight digs and two blocks led the Gators to a 3-1 win over visiting Bryn Mawr.  In posting the 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 26-24 win, the Gators also received 11 kills, six aces and 20 digs from Ej Igwe, while Adama Aja and Rian Wontrop combined for 12 kills, eight aces and three blocks.

Susannah Matthai led Bryn Mawr with 15 kills and 11-of-12 serving, with two aces.

“It was a great night,” said Seton Keough coach SJ Greenway.  “We would like to thank Bryn Mawr for being part of this special event.”

The American Legion Post 285, Northeast Baltimore, Air National Honor Guard presented the colors and Keough senior Riley Day sang the National Anthem for a full audience on had to honor “Hits for Heroes.”

The teams tie-dyed red, white and blue t-shirts to wear during the game that were sponsored by family and friends of Veteran soldiers.  The gym was decorated with the American Flags, each representing a veteran.  The troops in attendance represented World War II all the way up to current day.

The volleyball players raised $1,800.00 for the troops.  Proceeds made will go to making care packages to be sent overseas to our serving troops.

“It was a fabulous night all the way with the Gators winning in four games,” added Greenway.  “The troops were a wonderful inspiration to our players and audience.  Most important, the troops were honored.”