Middle School Volleyball Teams are OCC Champions

Wooster City School District’s Edgewood Middle School is pleased to celebrate a winning conclusion to the seventh and eighth-grade girls volleyball teams. Both teams won the Ohio Cardinal Conference (OCC) championship on Oct. 6, marking the first time in Edgewood history that the each of the two grade levels placed first in the tournament.

Leading up to the OCC tournament, the eighth-grade girls volleyball team was undefeated, and the seventh-grade girls volleyball team had only lost one match. Thus, the eighth-graders finished out their season with a 15-0 record, and the seventh-grade team went 14-1.

Coached by Natalie Skelly, who is a fifth-grade social studies and science teacher at Edgewood, the eighth-grade team has now won this all-conference tournament for the second year in a row. The seventh-grade team is coached by Head Coach Karla Bennet, a language arts teacher at Wooster High School, and Assistant Coach Miles Legros, a specialized paraprofessional at Edgewood.

Both teams competed against six other schools in their regular seasons and at the OCC tournament, including Ashland, Lexington, Mansfield Senior, Mansfield Madison, Mount Vernon and West Holmes. 

“Our coaches, players and parents are extremely proud of how our school and community have been represented on and off the court for the past two seasons,” said Joe Rubino, Edgewood athletic director. “Not only are we excited about our eighth grade team’s championship win for the second year in a row, but we are also thrilled to see how well our seventh-graders have stepped up in helping continue an established winning program.”