The Big Transition

By Kellie Belmonte
September 23, 2004

Scott Fobes

Although most defensive specialists are tall, Sarah Norfolk, a 5’4″ freshman contributes to the backline of Cabrini’s women’s volleyball team. Norfolk played for Elizabeth Seton High School in Prince George County, Maryland. For four years she played as a defensive specialist and outside hitter and is continuing her volleyball career as a defensive specialist for the Cavaliers.

Personally, the goals set this season for her are to hustle after every ball and improve on her serve. As a team, she would like to see them continue with their success and make it to the playoffs. “Since my team last year were the Champions of our division, I plan to help my team in whatever way I can,” Norfolk said.

Another key element for Norfolk being on the team is everybody getting along. Norfolk referred to a quote by Helen Keller; “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” She feels as though the volleyball team has become her family. “We have really bonded as a team and are all so close. It’s like having 11 other sisters,” Norfolk said.

Norfolk is a determined athlete and doesn’t let any injury get in the way of her playing on the court. “At the beginning of the season, I developed a shin splint from all the conditioning we did,” Norfolk said. She also suffered from the loss of voice due to the enthusiasm during games.

On and off the court, Norfolk feels she has a connection with the team. “Communication is the key to everything, every team needs improvement, and most of the time it has to due with communication,” Norfolk said. She expresses a passion for the sport and the school. She couldn’t picture herself a part of any other team. “I love it here,” Norfolk said.

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