Jessica Segal had a remarkable season for an underclassman last year. In the fall she helped lead the Husky volleyball team into the playoffs, and in the spring moved to the varsity level to help the lacrosse team with their playoff push.
Now, as an upperclassmen, both teams are expecting big things from the experienced junior.
Last year Segal's effort on the lacrosse field was enough to impress the team's coaches to the point that she was moved up for the team's two section playoff games.
Meanwhile, on the volleyball court Segal made an immediate impact—leading the team in games played, serving points, total serves and hitting percentage.
Segal said the Huskies showed potential at several points last year, including a loss to a tough Eastchester team. She felt that the experience was beneficial to the program because the team received great support from their fellow athletes.
"A high point of last year's season was our home game against Eastchester. It was a tight game and even though we didn't come out on top we had a great game," said Segal. "With the support of our football players we brought it to five games and put up a good fight."
The volleyball team went 9-8-1 last season, but only went 2-4 within the league.
"Last season we were in a tough league and it made it difficult to win some games," said Segal. "We never let that put us down and we always tried our hardest to push through."
This year the Huskies will have a very young team—returning only four players. The newer members of the squad will be expecting Segal, and a few others, to step into a leadership roll.
"Only having nine people on the team this year, everyone will have to contribute in order to make this season a success," she said.
Best of luck and continued success to Jessica Segal, Harrison Patch's athlete of the week.