Volleyball - Girls Varsity
Volleyball - Girls Varsity
Head Coach: Jeff Babineau
Assistant Coach: Gary Lynch
Assistant Coach: Matt Kavulich
14 Grace Brady Sr. 5'10"
1 Kyla DeBenedetto Sr. 5'6"
10 Ella Dzujna Jr. 5'8"
4 Nacelis Galarza Fr. 5'2"
6 Morgan Jose Sr. 5'7"
44 Elizabeth Kelly Jr. 5'8"
3 (C) Jenna Koonitsky Sr. 5'8"
2 Brittany Mairano Sr. 5'7"
22 (C) Lily Mattison Jr. 6'0"
21 Kyra McCarthy Jr. 5'6"
35 Kaitlyn Paige Sr. 5'3"
8 Hanna Siljamaki So. 5'10"
5 (C) Katherine Spangenberg Sr. 5'9"
12 Ava Tuccio Jr. 6'2"
17 Chloe-Lyn Zalenski Sr. 5'8"
The Girls Volleyball program was started at St. Joe's in 1977. The first head coach was Patty Hayes who is currently a science teacher at SJ. George Green took over the program in 1979 and made it one of the elite volleyball teams in the state of Connecticut. Green won 523 games in his career, the most of any coach in Connecticut volleyball history. Jeff Babineau then took over the program in 2012 and continues to serve as Varsity head coach. Coach Babineau was names the 2017 FCIAC Coach of the Year.
The SJ Girls Volleyball team has won six state titles (1984, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, and 2017). In 1992 and 1997 the team finished as the No. 1 ranked team in Connecticut, and ranked 3rd in Connecticut in 2017. The team owns 13 different league championships and numerous players have won all-league and all-state honors.
Click here to view 2017 Girls Volleyball Team News!
10/22/20This will be tough to beat for our Video of the Week contest on Instagram: a kick-kill for a point by St. Joseph’s Brittany Mairano. #ctvbpic.twitter.com/I9OoRe9awt— Dave Ruden (@DaveRuden) October 22, 2020
Dominant Front Line Powers Cadets to Straight-Set Win Over Wards
Click here to read more about the Cadets second straight 3-0 victory over Warde!
SJ Volleyball walking today in the Alzheimers walk for a cure. They raised over $5165 for this great cause! This event was completed by many teams in the FCIAC, spearheaded by Dave Ruden.
2019-2020 Team News
The Cadets battled Newtown to earn the season opening victory 3-2! Click here to read about their win! The victory also earned them a nomination for Ruden Report's Team of the Week, cast your vote now by clinking the link!
Girls Volleyball enjoyed a kick-off lunch to start the season!
SJ Varsity Girls Volleyball
November 2, 2018
The CIAC Class M Tournament Bracket has been released! The reigning Class M champions were awarded the #8 seed and will take on #25 Wolcott in the first round. The game is set for Monday 11/5 at home at 3:30pm. Click here to view the entire bracket!
October 29, 2018
The Cadets earned the #3 seed in the FCIAC Tournament! They will face #6 Fairfield Ludlowe in the quarterfinals at home on Tuesday at 5pm!
October 5, 2018
SJ Girls Volleyball Digs Pink and Donates $500 to the Get In Touch Foundation
SJ Girls Take Wilton in 3
SJ Girls Blank Greenwich 3/0
SJ Volleyball Takes Trinity in 3
Elena Ball was named the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Connecticut Player of the Week! Elena was chosen based on her stats below during the team's wins against Newtown, Norwalk, and Trumbull. Click here to see who else made this list from across the country!
St. Joseph High School (Trumbull, CT), 3 - 1
5'9, Senior, OH
Week of September 10 – September 16, 2018: 12 Games Played
2017 Class M Championship Team!