Volleyball - Girls Varsity
Berkshire School’s volleyball program started in 1980 and the team is currently a member of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Moving from the winter to the fall season in 2009, Berkshire has continued a tradition of playing competitive volleyball. As such, the Bears were Class B New England Tournament semifinalists in 2009 and 2013, quarterfinalists in 2011, and runner-up in 2014.
Berkshire fields teams at the varsity and junior varsity levels each year and plays a rigorous schedule against independent schools in southern New England. As a medium-sized member of the New England Prep School Fall Girls Volleyball Association, our rigorous schedule includes Class B schools, such as The Ethel Walker School, Canterbury School, Suffield Academy, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, The Williston Northampton School, and Kingswood-Oxford School, as well as Class A opponents The Hotchkiss School, The Taft School, Greenwich Academy, and Northfield Mount Hermon School. The volleyball program emphasizes team play and tenacious defense. Players have gone on to pursue careers in fields such as medicine, education, finance, engineering, acting, fashion design and the armed forces.
Head Coach R.G. Meade, a Western Kentucky University alumnus with a masters degree from the University of Washington, has been coaching within the volleyball program since joining Berkshire in 1982. An accomplished coach, R.G. Meade has led several teams to winter season Western New England titles and the 1999 winter season New England volleyball championship.
In addition to his responsibilities to the volleyball program, Meade serves as Leon J. and Mabel Weil Endowed Chair in the History Department, the Girls Varsity Softball assistant coach, and an adjunct dorm parent in Eipper dorm.
Assistant Coaches: Bill Spalding, Elaine Tolvo
|Didi Fade||2017||Bronx, NY|
|Grace Federle||2018||Sharon, CT|
|Silvana Gomez||2017||North Bergen, NJ|
|Gracie Kraft||2017||Hillsdale, NY|
|Alexis Moragne||2019||Bronx, NY|
|Genesis Paulino||2017||Lawrence, MA|
|Fatima Romano||2019||New York, NY|
|Alanna Smith||2019||East Orange, NJ|
|Abbey Turner||2017||Bethlehem, CT|
|Jeanna Willis||2017||Windsor, CT|