There’s a lot of reasons to play sports—exercise, competition, love of the game, representing your school. Thanks to “Dig Pink,” a Breast Cancer Awareness Rally that was held throughout the entire month of
October, 902 volleyball teams across the nation were able to play for all of the above reasons and contribute to a noble cause.
Outside hitter/defensive specialist Hikari Miyazawa of Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, New York was one such player on one such squad. On Thursday, her team, sponsored by Dig Pink, played against local rival Cardozo High School and won 25-9, 25-14, capped off by Hikari’s service ace. The victory solidified Lewis’ third division title in a row.
Hikari and her teammates have been playing great volleyball. Throughout the past month, the team has won 21 of their 27 games. Two weeks ago, they went away to Horseheads, NY for three nights to play one of the top tournaments in the state. According to Hikari, they played their best, and ended up in the top eight of the Horseheads Classic Tournament. Hikari had 17 digs, and 13 service points.
On the season, Hikari has a 93.9 serving percentage, 22 aces, 22 kills, 3 assists, and 112 digs.
Playoffs loom right around the corner and Hikari and her teammates will be looking to capture Lewis’ third city championship title.