With only 73 seconds left in overtime, connecting on a perfect pass from Molly Brozowski ’26, Ava Builione ’26 found the back of the net for a euphoric 3-2 victory and Kent Place's first Cohen Cup win.
Alex Grinis ’25 Breaks Kent Place Volleyball Record for Total Digs
Alex Grinis ’25 put her name in the Kent Place history books on October 19 when the school’s Varsity Volleyball team hosted Chatham in an exciting matchup. Alex registered six digs, putting her career total at 702 and setting a new record, surpassing the 700 registered by Maddie Hager ’20 in 2019.
Alex says, “Being a part of the Kent Place volleyball team is an extraordinary opportunity. As a libero, my job on the court is to keep the ball alive by making saves and getting crucial digs. To be recognized for setting the new school record in my junior year is a high point of the season, and the result of the tremendous teamwork we all bring to each and every game. I believe this accomplishment shows my commitment to the team, and will serve as inspiration for future players to go on to set new school records.”
A dig occurs when a player prevents the ball from hitting the ground on her side of the net after an opponent has spiked or served the ball toward her. And Alex is consistently at the top of leaderboards for recorded digs — her season total of 399 was the third best in the state.
“I’m thrilled and immensely proud of Alex for attaining the remarkable milestone of becoming Kent Place Volleyball’s all-time dig leader,” says Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Rey Ferreira. “This achievement is a testament not only to her extraordinary talent and hard work, but also to the indomitable spirit of our team. Alex’s role as libero and her ability to read the game and make those crucial digs have set a standard of excellence for our team. Her leadership and her dedication to the sport are inspiration to all of us.”
Kent Place Varsity Volleyball just concluded its season with a record of 11-11 and a win in the NJSIAA tournament. Alex averaged 19 digs per match and brought her total to 745. As a senior on next year’s team, she says, she looks forward to continuing to lead and is excited for a fun final season with her Dragon teammates.