Pelham girls’ volleyball clinches league title with win against Harrison


After a 16 game regular season, the Pelham girls varsity volleyball team won a 2019 league title following their recent win over Harrison. The team went 5-1 in league play, tying for the league title with Eastchester, who also went 5-1. On the season, the team was 11-5.

Offensively, the team had consistent performers throughout. Leading the team in service aces this season were Natalia Cherner with 49, and Grace Aronson with 39. As well, Cherner led the team in serving percentage with 90.6 percent.

Leading the team in hitting was Grace Aronson and Peri Zale, with 173 and 195 kills, respectively. Zale led the hitters in hitting percentage as well, swinging .238 throughout the season.

On defense, players managed to make their mark as well. Aronson led the team with 38 blocks, and passed at a 1.56 rating out of 3.0. Cherner and Sam Suazo were the team leaders in digs, each racking up over 100 total.

The offense was run by Cherner, who led the team with 277 assists, making up over well over half of the entire team’s total, and Julia Wall, who contributed an additional 90.

After the unfortunate cancellation of their final regular season game, the team will play in the annual Pelham Tournament on Saturday, and await the release of the playoff seeding to see who they will play next.