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Volleyball Wins NJISAA Prep Title

The KPS volleyball team is getting some impressive ink this season, and rightfully so. A recent article by Brian Bobal noted that "The team entered the semifinals of the Prep Tournament with an unblemished 12-0 record and two tough tests between it and a title. Up first was a date with fourth-seeded Rutgers Prep. Behind 10 kills from Iman Handy and six from Sabrina Skyers, Kent Place was able to hold off Rutgers Prep 25-22, 25-16 to advance to the final."

The Dragons advanced to the finals to face prep school rival Lawrenceville. Eager to redeem their 2018 loss to Mount St. Dominic, KPS was up to the task. Taking Lawrenceville in two sets and securing the 2019 NJISAA Prep Championship title. 

Bobal added, "Kent Place itself has been on a roll all season long thanks to its great balance of youth and veteran leadership. Burrows, Cotter, Hagar, and Lane Patterson have provided the senior leadership and have each chipped in significantly. Burrows has 243 assists and 32 aces to her name, Cotter has 25 blocks and 23 kills, Hagar has 150 digs, 20 assists, and 20 aces, and Patterson has 56 kills, 18 blocks and 20 aces of her own."

Not to be outdone by their junior and senior classmates, KPS boasts tremendous talent in the sophomore and freshmen class as well. commented, "Elizabeth Miller has been stout at the net with 35 blocks to go with 26 kills. Iman Handy and Sabrina Skyers, meanwhile, provide a massive punch offensively with 100 and 72 kills respectively. Skyers has excelled at the service line with 35 aces on the year." 

The team collected its 18th win of the season with a 2-0 shut out of crosstown rival Oak Knoll on Tuesday. The Dragons set their sights next on the UCC's held at Roselle Catholic on Wednesday evening, October 23, where they will play in the semi-finals of the Union County Conference Tournament against No. 1 seeded Union Catholic at 7:30 p.m. A win on Wednesday sends the team to Kean University on Saturday night for an 8:00 p.m. UCIAC Championship.

Put on your green and gold and come out and cheer on the 18-0 KPS Dragons. 
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.