By Claire Lehman-Schletewitz
Sunday, September 16, 2018, Grace College hosted Spike’s Night; a night of food, fun, and, most importantly, volleyball. Jess VandenBoom, the GIP coordinator took some time during the busy set up for a pre-game interview.
This is Jess’s first Spike’s Night as the GIP coordinator and she says that, “Spike’s Night is, aside from Homecoming and The Joust, one of the biggest events that Grace puts on.” Tish Woods, the owner of Spike’s restaurant has been donating the facility to Grace College for many years. “Whatever we need,” Jess said, “Tish really provides almost everything for this event.”
When asked about the teams that participated, Jess says: “I’m confident in the teams this year. I think we’re all going to have a lot of fun and see a lot of good sportsmanship.”
Twenty-two teams competed – in previous years, there have only been twenty teams, but there was a massive amount of initiative during sign-ups this year.
The competition was fierce, however. As teams were slowly eliminated there were only two teams left: The Red Firecrackers, led by Bethany Ryan and the Black team led by Ryan Johnson. Everyone was sitting on the edge of their seats. It was double elimination, but with more subs and endurance, the Black team took home the golden pineapple.
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