Varsity Volleyball 2018
The Westover Volleyball program welcomes students new to the sport onto our junior varsity and thirds teams and provides increasing challenges for our veteran athletes at the varsity level. The girls work to perfect their passing, setting, blocking, hitting, and serving skills during weekday practices. Our girls are often described as focused, determined, and dedicated to their teams. The players consistently exemplify good sportsmanship, excellent work ethic, and commitment to their team and themselves.
The 2018 team is head coached by Kendra Galusha in her fourth season with the Wildcats and for the second year Katie DeFrancesco as the assistant coach. The 2018 roster consists of 12 players, with eight returning from last year's varsity roster.
The 2018 Varsity Volleyball Team Captains
Kendra Galusha- Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
Kendra Galusha is in her third season as Westover's Head Volleyball Coach for the 2018 season. Prior, she coached for the past four seasons at the Asheville School in NC. Before Asheville, Kendra worked at the Kent School and coached various levels of soccer, basketball and lacrosse there. Aside from volleyball, Kendra is also a full time teacher in the math department. She and her husband Jeff live on campus along with their three children, two cats and old dog, Benny. Their daughter is a 2018 graduate. Kendra enjoys reading, the outdoors, and anything that involves cheering on her three kids.
Katie DeFrancesco - Assistant Coach Varsity Volleyball
Katie joined the Westover faculty in 2017 after earning her Certificate of Advanced Study and Masters of Science in Education in school psychology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Prior to becoming a school psychologist, Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Connecticut. She began her career in independent schools teaching history and psychology at the Knox School in Smithtown, NY. Katie is thrilled to be a part of the Westover community where she can be an advocate and support for students and teachers both in and out of the classroom as a school psychologist, history teacher, and coach. She is also excited to be the assistant coach of the varsity volleyball team and takeover as the head coach for the varsity lacrosse team this year.