PORTVILLE – Volleyball champs were presented with an honor from Senator George Borrello.
The Portville girls volleyball team, the ‘Lady Panthers’ are celebrating their championship with a Senate Resolution given by Senator Borrello commending their New York State Class C Volleyball Championship.
The victors were esteemed to receive the resolution from Sen. Borello’s, however he says the honor is all his.
“The Lady Panthers are great ambassadors for their sport, their school and our region,” continued Sen. Borrello “I was honored to have an opportunity to present each team member and Coach Kelly Unverdorben with a Senate Resolution recognizing their unprecedented achievement.”
Sen. Borrello was joined by Assemblyman Joseph Giglio.
“I’m so proud of this team. It’s incredible what they’ve done,” Giglio furthered. “It’s genuinely uplifting and wonderful to see the joy and friendship they share as teammates.”
While the senator highlighted many of the team’s champ worthy qualities, he said one thing about them stuck out the most.
“Portville has created a volleyball dynasty,” said Borrello. “They are known across the state not only for their teamwork and determination but for their great sportsmanship as well.”
The Lady Panthers volleyball team champions includes: Kylie Blessing, Jillian Stebbins, Lizzie Chapman, Ali Haynes, Addie Walker, Olivia Cook, Adriana Ensell, Mia Rhinehart, Sam Steadman, Ava Haynes, Emily Jordan, Brielle Fidurko, Natalie Maurer, Tori Unverdorben, Lillian Bentley and Mindy Maurer.
Coach and team support staff include head coach Kelly Unverdorben, JV coach Mackenzie Gnan, manager Danielle Lundfelt, assistant manager Abram Cook, statistician Rick Colette and ball girl Megan Wenke.