SUDDEN IMPACT: Princeton High girls’ volleyball player Sarah Villamil returns the ball last Thursday against Notre Dame. With junior transfer Villamil coming up with a match-high nine kills, PHS defeated Notre Dame 2-0 (27-25, 25-20). The Tigers, who defeated WW/P-South 2-0 (25-23, 25-15) last Monday to improve to 6-3, host Lawrenceville School on September 30, play at Florence on October 2 and then host Hopewell Valley on October 4. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
Moving north from Florida, Sarah Villamil has found a home with the Princeton High girls’ volleyball team.
“We are all about having a positive mindset,” said PHS junior Villamil, who came to the Princeton area from Broward County in South Florida.
“It is about being ready and having the mindset that you are going to win and fighting for and getting it.”
Last Thursday, Villamil and PHS had a fight on their hands as they hosted Notre Dame. The Tigers jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first set only to see the Irish battle back to make it 25-25.
“You can’t waste the energy that you have on being concerned,” said Villamil, reflecting on the Notre Dame rally.
“You have to waste it on getting the point and getting the win.”
Villamil ended up getting the winning point on a kill as PHS pulled out a 27-25 win.
“It just kind of happened,” said Villamil. “Once it happened, it was a crazy feeling, knowing that you did it.” more