I am always proud of my daughters, but I am especially excited for them this week.
Caroline, a high school senior, is playing on Tuesday night in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Association (PIAA) state semifinal game in the hopes of advancing to the state championship game on Saturday. I wrote a bit about the Mechanicsburg Wildcat’s girls soccer team here. Last Saturday afternoon they advanced to the semifinals with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory over Archbishop Ryan High School in 30 degree weather and howling winds.
Allyson, a junior right side hitter on the Calvin College women’s volleyball team, will compete this weekend in Pittsburgh for the NCAA Division 3 National Championship. On Saturday night they won an epic 5-set match against Wittenberg University to advance to the round of 8. I have no idea why the #1 ranked team in the country (Calvin) faced the #3 ranked team in the country (Wittenberg) in a regional final, but that’s what happened. Either team could have won this game and both deserve to be in the Elite 8 this weekend in Pittsburgh. It was a sweet win for Calvin. Last season Wittenberg defeated Calvin on their home court in the national semifinals.