Stapleton Excited To Play For FairfieldMonday, March 14, 2011 By Katherine Muratore- Staff Reporter
Senior Caitlin Stapleton has been a Jonathan Law volleyball player since she was just a freshman. She began her career as a member of the freshman team, and by her sophomore year, she was suiting up for varsity. Stapleton is now taking her talents to the next level. She recently decided to accept a full athletic scholariship to play volleyball at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. "I love playing volleyball. It makes me happy and I am so excited that I get to continue playing for Fairfield University," said Stapleton. Stapleton’s former Law teammates are excited for her, but also sad to see her leave. "Caitlin is such a fun person and you can’t help but to laugh when you’re around her. I can’t believe she won’t be a part of the team next year," said junior Haley Soulier . During her junior and senior years, Stapleton started on the varsity team and was a very valuable player. She was one of the team’s middle hitters and helped to bring Law all the way to the finals of the state tournament her junior year. The team made it to the quarterfinals of states this season, which was Stapleton’s senior year. "Making it to the states game junior year was such an amazing feeling and we couldn’t have done it with out our captain Caitlin," said senior and teammate Amanda Keator . Stapleton was not only captain her senior year, but was also voted by her team as a junior captain. She considered this a real honor because it is rare that juniors are ever elected captains. Junior volleyball player Jackie Kochiss said, "Caitlin is such a good captain and she helps us to always keep our heads up when we’re losing. She also doesn’t let us lose focus when we are winning. She helps us to win each and every game we play." Stapleton not only plays for the Law volleyball team, but she is on a travel team called the CT Juniors. "CT Juniors is such a good experience, I get to play more volleyball and meet friends who share my passion for the sport," said Stapleton. Stapleton will be greatly missed next year by all of her teammates and fans.