‘Hawt’ no more: students defeat reigning faculty team in third annual student vs. teacher volleyball game

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‘Hawt’ no more: students defeat reigning faculty team in third annual student vs. teacher volleyball game

The winning student team shakes hands with the  black team after the final game. Cydney Davis '18 lead the red team, and Locke Luhnow '18 coached the black team.

The winning student team shakes hands with the black team after the final game. Cydney Davis '18 lead the red team, and Locke Luhnow '18 coached the black team.

Photo credit: Niloufar Rouzroch '18

The winning student team shakes hands with the black team after the final game. Cydney Davis '18 lead the red team, and Locke Luhnow '18 coached the black team.

Photo credit: Niloufar Rouzroch '18

Photo credit: Niloufar Rouzroch '18

The winning student team shakes hands with the black team after the final game. Cydney Davis '18 lead the red team, and Locke Luhnow '18 coached the black team.

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Students filled the Sport Court in colorful attire on Oct. 6 to watch the student vs. faculty volleyball game. After 40 minutes, the red team was named champion, becoming the first student team to win the annual game.

Student council assigned each teach a color and senior coach from the varsity volleyball team. Locke Luhnow ’18 coached the black team, Macoy Ohlbaum ’18 coached the pink team, Rachael Boehm ’18 coached the purple team and Cydney Davis ’18 coached the red team.

Each faculty team was captained by a teacher. Wendy Deming led the black time, nicknamed “Hawt Sawce,” and Amelia Mathis led the pink team, nicknamed “The Pink Panthers.”

This is the third annual student vs. teacher volleyball game, and 2017 was the first time a student team came away victorious.

“It felt great finally beating the teachers for the first time,” Josie Garcia-Euyoque ’18, a member of the red team said.  “We are a part of history now.” 

She attributed the red team’s success to a team effort and Davis’ “great” leadership.  

Pink team coach, Macoy Ohlbaum ’18, enjoyed an alternative perspective while participating in the game.

“It was really interesting to be in a coaching position, rather than as a player, because you get to see a whole different side of the game,” Ohlbaum said. “It was super nice having the whole Archer community back on the sport court supporting.”

Student council organized the event as a way to encourage interaction between faculty and students outside of a classroom atmosphere. Lucia Barker ’18, an Executive Board Member, helped to organize the event.

As student council, we wanted to make sure [that] the final would be students versus teacher, and the end result was perfect. Having the red team defeat ‘Hawt Sawce’ was both heartbreaking and amazing,” Barker ’18 wrote in an email interview. “The students were absolutely amazing, as were the teachers…It is only our third annual game, so I am excited to see what student council does with it next year.”  

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  • The purple team huddles up before a set. The team was coached by Rachael Boehm '18.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch '18

  • Marlee Rice sets the ball for a spike. This is the third year of the annual of student vs. faculty volleyball game.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzrouch '18

  • Lexie Ben-Meir '21 cheers on the red team during the game. The red team won the annual event.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch '18

  • Archer students gather on the Sport Court to support the teams. Students wore different colors to represent their favorite team.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch '18

  • The black team gets in position to play the pink team. The team consisted of faculty members including English teacher Wendy Deming.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch '18

  • Cydney Davis '18 and Rachael Boehm '18 play Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine which team will start with the ball. Both seniors are members of the varsity volleyball team.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch '18

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