The Knox School’s Volleyball Program is built under the guiding principles that good sportsmanship and teamwork are the building blocks for success both on the court and in life. Student-athletes are taught to listen to their teammates, as their personal achievements lie in the hands of their teammates. Our players gain a healthy respect for responsibility – one of the other Knox Core Values – and accountability. With the confidence they build on the court, our students are ready to serve, set, and spike their way into the next phase of their academic and athletic journeys. Go Falcons!
MEET THE COACHES
Head Volleyball Coach
Coach Pergola did not start as a young volleyball player but, after an injury caused her to walk away from her childhood passion of swimming, she found a new love on the volleyball court in High School. Since then, she has always wanted to share that passion with other aspiring young athletes. She believes that volleyball is a sport that brings people together in the most unique ways, both competitively and leisurely, which is one of the many reasons Coach Pergola is excited to encourage the growth of these teams at The Knox School. Last year she had the pleasure of coaching the first-ever Boys Varsity Volleyball team at Knox, leading them to a win in the PSAA Championship with a 9-1 record. She hopes to offer the same results for this and future years with the Girls and Boys teams.
Assistant Volleyball Coach
Coach Gail Roach is new to coaching this year, and is quickly learning what it takes to mentor a winning team. Currently, Coach Roach is a mathematics teacher at Knox, is Club Advisor to Yoga Club, and is Junior Class Advisor. In her free time, Coach Roach enjoys riding mountain bikes, doing yoga, cheering on her favorite hockey team the New York Rangers, and spending time with her family and menagerie of cats.
Congratulations to the Girls JV Volleyball Team on being this year’s Private School Athletic Association (PSAA) Playoff Runner-Up! This is the 2nd consecutive year that they achieved this and the 2nd time in Knox’s history that our volleyball team reached the league finals.
Mercy Otusanya and Vasia Tassiopoulos are named PSAA All-Conference for the 2021/22 Season!