Girls volleyball team welcomes new coach

The volleyball season has recently ended at Freedom Middle School. The team was made up of 40 girls total, 14 seventh graders and 26 eighth graders. The team was led by coach and seventh grade science teacher, Ms. Dawn Patosky, and assistant coach and high school communications teacher, Mr. Brad Baldwin.

In fact, this is not the first time Patosky has coached. She coached volleyball back in 1999, for the Freedom High School and also the middle school, for seven years. However, as much as Patosky liked coaching, she had to step down because she was expecting her first child in May of that year. Coincidentally, Patosky had to take place for Baldwin, whose wife gave birth to two twin boys, Caleb and Isaac, in January of 2019.

Alexis Mulroy, eighth grader on the volleyball team, said the team has improved from last year. Her favorite memory was when teammate Megan Evans kicked the volleyball at the ceiling during the team’s final game on March 21, 2019, against Hopewell. Mulroy enjoys playing volleyball and appreciates the team’s support.